So.. the other day I'm sifting through boxes of old camera gear at a yard sale and something told me to dig deep in this one box and sure enough.. what did I find? A film back for a Mamiya press camera. DYNAMITE! This is awesome. What I deal I got too, $10 bought this and a box of goodies. A simple "do you know what this does?" made it completely worthless to the seller because he could not answer. Was that a lie? I think not!
So.. I'm going to make a 6x7 pinhole camera from this. I've been wanting to save a few $'s and make it easier to process film while traveling so it just makes sense to bump down from 4x5 Zero Image when I can.
So, Zernicke sells pinholes and zoneplates you can put in a Copal 0 shutter.. I will buy the pinhole because of a problem with swirls due to shoddy workmanship.
So the body? What will I make the body out of? And how will I attach it to this film back? Here's some photos. Anyone with some good idea? The black bit around the frame is recessed. I was thinking of pouring epoxy into that uhh... mote (for lack of better word) and then plywood (or sheet metal) directly into the epoxy, hoping that it would adhere permanently and be very sturdy. Would Gorilla Glue do? It's probably not lightproof.
I'm looking for the most elegant and simple solution. Not really into the idea of buying a Mamiya Press camera so I can rip off the back part of the camera that the film back clamps to. hehe.