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    luv it!

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    Nice picture and great looking camera, who says size isn't everything !

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    I figured it was my own "economical" means to shoot the banquet format.

    Im contemplating using one of my old wollensak lenses and seeing if it will work on it.

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    really pleased with how this one turned out

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    Me too!
    Let's see what I've got in the magic trash can for Mateo!

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    Literally awe-inspiring!

    A year and a half ago, I would have NEVER thought I'd get all cranked up about brownie and pinhole photography. Thanks to my fellow APUGers, I have lots of fun with my 'antique' cameras and am now chomping at the bit to make a few pinhole cameras.

    Scootermm: how did you arrive at the pinhole size? Did you just make one that was convenient, or use one of the calculators on the net or what?

    -KwM-

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    I used the pinhole calculator on mrpinhole.com
    I want to use a banquet format (7x17 is my dream camera) I ended up using 8x20 because I had a packet of 16x20 ilford paper I could use immediately to create these paper negs. I punched in the focal length I wanted to use (I love wide angle - both for the field of view and the compactness) I ended up deciding on 12"/305mm focal length. punched all that in and it gave me an optimum pinhole size of .75mm so I used some thin aluminum I got at a hobby shop and gently punched the pinhole, and after some sweat and blood (yep I bled a little) ...
    voila.


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    nice stuff scooter (and pretty funny to see you here after sharing photos on b.com ). I have
    a trick which I found this weekend, since I notice you tape your paper to the back: double sided
    tape. If you dont have any, or its too thick, put pieces of tape *face up* (facing the pinhole) on the
    back, then tape it down all all four sides with other tape... kind of like making hinges for mats.
    I actually prefer this latter method b/c double sided tape tends to be way too sticky.

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    Very cool - I've thought about doing this but haven't managed to follow through. I've thought about making such a camera out of corrugated plastic from the hobby store (like what's used for real estate signs) and joining it with gaffer's tape in such a way that it would fold. I guess you'd have to have some sort of dark slide set up for that though, maybe make one like the Primitive Photography book.

    A couple of questions for you Matthew:

    Where's the school in the photo? You and I are practically neighbors BTW, I'm just down Hwy230W in 78737.

    Also, reading your info page on your site you mentioned getting a woodworker at WhiteWind studios to repair your 8x10 - would you recommend that I contact them for similar repairs? My 5x7 back is broken such that one of the surfaces that the film holder rests on is missing. I can replace it, but I'm anxious about getting it dead level with the other side so the film is properly parallel to the lens.

    Thanks,
    Nathan

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsmith01tx
    You and I are practically neighbors BTW, I'm just down Hwy230W in 78737.
    Sorry, I fat-fingered that, it's "Hwy290W".

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