build a pinhole camera

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  1. chihiro

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    Hello,

    I am trying to build a pinhole camera and I was wondering if you could recomend me a good references from where i could see some basic but as well as advanced instructions/ on how to build it.

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    There are a number of references linked through the Resources page on the Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day site. There are many paths to get there ranging from crude simple modified cans and boxes up through units based on regular cameras. Depending on the type of camera, one can make a special lensboard or a modified body cap.

    I've dabbled in the stuff myself.

    Be it also noted -- WPPD is April 29th this year!.

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    i have a quick question: building my smallest pinhole camera i found out a jet from a motorcycle carburetor that has a hole with a diameter of 0.98mm. The length is almost 1cm. Is this hole too long? Or can i use it with no problems?
     
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    Doesn't sound good. The ideal pinhole is a knife edge; a hole in an infinitesimally thick plate. Any length will constrict the width of the field of view. The ray tracing explanations in one of the posts above will illustrate why. Using what is in effect, a tube, most rays angled off the axis will be blocked.

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