What brand of pinhole camera do you have?

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  1. gr82bart

    gr82bart Subscriber

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    I have a very simple one - a Daylab 4x5 pinhole camera. I saw it at the Photo Expo in NYC one year at the Daylab booth and ordered one. It takes the Polaroid i545 back. I thought it would make a good intro into the pinhole world.

    I remember making a shoebox pinhole when I was 10 or 11 for the school's science fair - how many of those have been made, eh?

    So whatbrand of pinhole do you have?

    Regards, Art.
     
  2. Pinholemaster

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    Various. Zero Image, Lenless, Leonardo, as well as a pinhole shutter mounted in a lensboard for a 4x5 camera.

    Ultimately it's not about the camera us use, but whether the camera is the correct tool to achieve your vision. They are all good if you get the image you want. They are all bad if you can get your vision on film.
     
  3. thebanana

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    I have a handmade 4x5 camera made from a cigar box, built by fellow APUG'r Gustavo.
     
  4. crispinuk

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    'Brand' may be a bit tenuous:smile: :

    Canon (drilled out SLR body cap)
    Minox (modified Minox film box)
    Imation (the brand of floppy disc used for the shutter on my Horsehole 6x9 pinhole 'lens' panel)

    thebanana, what brand of cigar ? (extra points if Cuban :D )
     
  5. tom_micklin

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    Great point.
    I started with a body cap on a Hasselblad, but wasn't satisfied. I feel a lot better with lensboards pinholes on the 4x5 or 5x7.
    I'm waiting for a new Satin Snow for my 8x10, but I'm convinced I'll end up using that for most of my pinhole shots.
    Tom
     
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    I made my pinhole out of a miniature, replica (replica of nothing, there was no similar original) Howdy Doody lunchbox.
     
  7. thebanana

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    Ecuadoran, since Gustavo lives in the US, although a Cuban box wouldn't be hard to find up here:tongue:
     
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    I use one of Bryan Dahlberg's PhotonBox 4x10 cameras here . I have used paper negatives but generally use 4x10 Efke PL100 that I was able to get from J and C before they closed.

    Dan
     
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    PeterBilt
     
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    Burke & James -- with an authenticke Dave Thomas pinhole lensboard.
    (See it here)

    If I can roust up some discipline and start cutting parts instead of designing it to death, I might have a Bronica SQhole by WPPD 2007. I was a bit afraid some interlocking might prevent operating the film advance with a mere body cap on my SQ-A, but a recent test with a roll of backing paper says it should be OK.

    DaveT
     
  11. Greg_E

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    Self built "box" camera because I didn't like the angle of view for any of the "commercial" built cameras. About 140mm FL on a Mamiya 645 film back, so I can do 645 and 135 films with the backs that I own. I've dropped pictures of the early version in here before. Haven't used it in many months now and need to find the motivation again.
     
  12. John Bartley

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    Hehehe - good one :tongue: !

    Mine is a JCB ....

    Southern yellow pine with a 0.002" brass shimstock aperture plate drilled to 0.020" aperture size.

    cheers from John C Bartley

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    Nikon N75 with a pinhole in the body cap.

    Steve
     
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  15. Joe VanCleave

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    Well, here goes...

    All handcrafted cameras:

    4" x 5" craft box camera;
    8" x 8" oak 8-shot falling plate camera (film boards fall face down into bottom of camera - focal length > film holder height);
    24mm x 36mm brass 9-shot "spy cam" (i.e. 9 shots on one 35mm negative in a 3x3 grid);
    6cm x 6cm brass rollfilm cam;
    6.5" x 9" / 5" x 8" convertable aluminum 8-shot falling plate camera;
    4" x 4" wooden 8-shot paper rollfilm camera (photo paper cut into 4" x 10" strips from 8" x 10" paper and taped into a long roll with black paper backing and frame numbers with red viewing window);
    4" x 4" wooden 24-shot paper rollfilm camera;
    8" x 10", 9-cell "grid-cam";
    4" x 4", 8-shot galvanized steel falling plate camera;
    24" x 30" "Mega-Cam", using a 3x3 collage of 8"x10" paper negatives;
    1/8" x 1/8" brass "Micro-Cam"

    Also:

    A pinhole/shutter lens board for my 4" x 5" Speed Graphic, with accessory 1/4" viewing "pencil hole" board.
     
  16. gr82bart

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    Holy pinhole GAS Joe! That is one impressive collection. Post some images in the gallery when you get a chance. I think we'd all love to see some of them.

    Also don't forget the World Pinhole Day Print Exchange.

    Regards, Art.
     
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    They have "brands" now ?!?!?!? :smile:
    I make my own. I currently have a 4X5, a 5X7, an old Kodak 6X9 folder converted to a 70mm FL, a 3 1/4 X 4 1/4" Spamera (Spam can) and an anamorphic number made out of an aluminum salt shaker. I've made others, out of old box cameras and such, but have given them to others to enjoy.
     
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    8 Banners Dragon 6x17
     
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    hand made, or body cap ..
    all laser holes from minute aperture ...
     
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    4x5 zero image
    8x10 built by ralph young
    6x6 agfa folder converted to pinhole
    6x9 folder converted to pinhole
    1 gallon paint can with one hole in the side and one in the top.
    35mm match box camera

    eddie
     
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    ECCO.

    At least that's what's printed on the shoe box...
     
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    "Ultimately it's not about the camera us use, but whether the camera is the correct tool to achieve your vision. They are all good if you get the image you want. They are all bad if you can get your vision on film."

    Sorry for the poor editing! It should read:

    Ultimately it's not about the camera WE use, but whether the camera is the correct tool to achieve our vision. They are all good if you get the image you want. They are all bad if you can NOT get your vision on film.

    :surprised:
     
  23. gr82bart

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    Yeah, yeah, yeah. Save it for the philosophy forum. Just answer the question will ya?

    Regards, Art.
     
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    Couple of hybreds. 4X5 Graflex back on a home made body with Kodak Ball Bearing shutter. 6X9 or 6X6 Graflex roll film back for 4X5 on a hand built box with a Vario shutter on a Zone VI board, can also be used on Zone VI 4X5 and 8X10. One built around a Graflex Singer 6X7 lever wind back with a hand build sliding shutter. A few assorted mods on 1A Kodaks and odd ball 35mms.

    Lot's of fun building and shooting. The 6X7 Singer is here http://www.f295.org/Pinholeforum/forum/Blah.pl?b-cm/m-1167914295/ it's representative of the other bodies.
     
  25. Dave Wooten

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    I did nt realize you all had all these pins.....I m going to get myself one!
     
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    Dave I just checked out your site...thanks for sharing, I really liked it....the bread is great also!:smile: