My first foam core camera

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  1. wildbill

    wildbill Member

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    I was reading the pinhole thread earlier tonight and i decided to give it a go. I made a 75mm camera with a 4x5 back from 1/2" black foam core in about 2.5 hours. It's all held together with hot glue and overlapping joints. I added paper tape overall to prevent light leaks. I think the clothes pins and bamboo print tong should hold up pretty well. I'm using a very small sewing needle pushed through photo black paper tape. I shot a couple polaroids and it seems to work.
     

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    Nice! I would love to see a scan of a Polaroid as well.
     
  3. David A. Goldfarb

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    I love the spring back!
     
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    Very Nice! The spring back is great and the overall appearance is very clean. Let's see some pics from it.

    - Randy
     
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    Very nice!

    I was thinking of making one of wood until I read this thread. I had never even considered foam board. Thanks!
     
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    Nicely done. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Nice neat job and I love the idea of using the clothespins for the spring back. Happy shooting!
     
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    I'd also liketo say that that's a very nice job ... and its hust foam board and tape, yes???

    Definetely post images.