"Pinhole camera", you're doing it wrong!

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  1. jcc

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    I really have no words to describe this travesty, so I'll just let the photos speak for themselves...

    Camera_external_lights_on.jpg Camera_external_lights off.jpg Camera_internal.jpg Bellows_side.jpg Bellows_corners.jpg
     
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    Ouch....
     
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    Makes a nice artsy night light! Haha looks like it could be a spray on plastidip project.
     
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    Looks kinda purty...



    Maybe some pinhead was poking around inside the bellows...
     
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    Perhaps the holes make it lighter to carry?

    Ouch indeed . . . :sad:
     
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    That is the original Linhof bellows?
     
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    Ok, so I got back in last night from driving from Huntsville, Alabama to Raleigh, North Carolina and back in two days, and my first thought was the pinhole should be where the lens is and not in the bellows. Then I was like "Oh! The camera bellows is bad!"
     
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    That's some serious light leakage :confused:
     
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    That was my thought. Gonna take a lot of black tape!:cry:
     
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    Linhof isn't known for good bellows. I'd go for a set from the "ecbuyonline2008" guy on ebay.
     
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    Or just use it on dark nights...
     
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    Hey guys, I assume you're ragging on it for the bellows being full of holes, but that just looks like glossy bellows to me (why!?) not holes therein.
     
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    I had a 5x7 that was like that. Sold it to a feller in Norman. :laugh:

    Just kidding. :wink:
     
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    In photo #2, the caption states the external lights are off. The only light in the photo is inside the bellows. And it's lighting everything within 6 inches of the bellows.

    My condolences.
     
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    Obviously there is some residual room light in photograph #2.
     
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    I guess you could convert the bellows into a lampshade...
    :wink:
     
  17. jcc

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    Yes, it is.
     
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    The third photo (3/5) is a shot from the inside, where it's not supposed to be glossy, shows perforated light leaks. Trust me, they're holes.
     
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    You can easily tell its pinholes by the "borke balls"