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    My homebrew pinhole images

    Hi,

    Just thought I would add some images of my pinhole camera and some of the shots I have gained from it so far.

    The camera is made of stiff card and a cut out of a beer can for a lens. It takes a 4.5 x 3.5" negative on 5x4" paper, the paper compartment is thick enough to hold approx 25 sheets with a divider so exposed paper can be moved to the back. This is a simple design which enables me to take multiple large format pinhole images on one trip out and about using a small changing bag to move the paper to the back.

    The images are below are taken on Ilford Multigrade IV RC 5x4" paper, then scanned and inverted in photoshop. I will be purchasing a pack of Harman Positive when I place my next order with ag.

    Hopefully one day my wood work skills will improve enough for me to build an actual light tight wooden box!

    Hope you enjoy
    Jim

    edit: Sorry about the quality of the picture of the camera, it was taken on my old phone last year.
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    Great work!

    Jeff

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    Very nice images and if you want some ideas for an optimum wooden box construction, check out the design of –

    http://www.make-a-print.com/section462733.html

    No pinhole camera has a more simple design.

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

    Francis Bacon

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    Many thanks for the comments,

    I have bookmarked the site as the wooden camera design does look very simplistic, it may be a good starting point for a first design, and at £35 inc shipping there not a bad price, would the customisation option include a design for 5x4?

    Cheers
    Jim
    Last edited by TheVDM; 05-20-2012 at 04:07 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheVDM View Post
    Many thanks for the comments,

    I have bookmarked the site as the wooden camera design does look very simplistic, it may be a good starting point for a first design, and at £35 inc shipping there not a bad price, would the customisation option include a design for 5x4?

    Cheers
    Jim
    No, but you could make a 5" X 4" version based on this design.

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

    Francis Bacon



 

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