View Full Version : My first foam core camera
10-24-2005, 01:54 AM
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.
10-24-2005, 02:12 AM
Nice! I would love to see a scan of a Polaroid as well.
David A. Goldfarb
10-24-2005, 07:20 AM
I love the spring back!
10-24-2005, 07:36 AM
Very Nice! The spring back is great and the overall appearance is very clean. Let's see some pics from it.
10-24-2005, 10:47 AM
I was thinking of making one of wood until I read this thread. I had never even considered foam board. Thanks!
10-24-2005, 11:44 AM
Nicely done. Thanks for sharing.
10-24-2005, 08:52 PM
Nice neat job and I love the idea of using the clothespins for the spring back. Happy shooting!
10-25-2005, 09:51 AM
I'd also liketo say that that's a very nice job ... and its hust foam board and tape, yes???
Definetely post images.