Nice. The fact that we can get lenses with built in shutters and film holders with built in dark slides means that we can get great results with the most simple of cameras, as your foam core example shows. All we really need is a box to keep the darkness in with a lens at one end and the film holder at the other.
This makes it easy for any of us to make a camera and is doesn't matter if we are master craftsmen or bodgers with gaffer tape!
"People who say things won't work are a dime a dozen. People who figure out how to make things work are worth a fortune" - Dave Rat.
Hehe, I love that wording. All the people who try to keep the light out, probably understood something wrong
I built a few boxes myself and it wasn't easy to collect enough darkness, put it inside and then seal the whole thing. Most of these boxes have a hole insted of a lens, though. This one's an old Kiev magazine (the camera was broken beyond repair) with with a 35mm/175 pinhole. And no, I didn't throw it into a mirror to test its sturdiness
The image was at f32 and the lens didn't quite cover. I'm on the lookout
for a proper lens but am not ready to spend $500! I like the idea of a cheap
russian process lens like the Industar 37, and a Packard shutter...
* Just because your eyes are closed, doesn't mean the lights in the darkroom are off. *
* When the film you put in the camera is worth more than the camera you put the film in... *
* When I started using 8x10, it amazed me how many shots were close to the car. *
This was my first "Panoramische Oberlicht Loch Kamera.
Using 120 rollfilm formed as a cylinder of 80mm diameter.
Giving 4 pictures of 55x175mm per roll
Horizontal angle : 250°
First picture : the camera is open, ready for loading a roll
Second picture : 2 views of closed camera ready for shooting :
- left : backside with 2 film spooling buttons
- right : frontside with shutter and viewfinder
Last edited by polka; 10-30-2011 at 09:06 AM. Click to view previous post history.
Reason: addition of a second picture