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    First Foray Into The Pinhole

    Well, this is my first thread in this category. I have always wanted to get started in pinhole photog but was never motivated enough until I read the July 2007 Black and White Photography. On one of the front pages was an article in which a gentleman had taken matchboxes and atached two rolls (one full and one empty) of 35mm film to either side and light tighted it with electrical tape. So, I spent $11.28 tonight and purchased enough supplies to make three cameras and have already taken the first picture. The pinhole is about .1mm and the matchbox is about 10mm deep. So I am guessing my aperture at f100. I will get more precise at work tomorrow. So an indoor self portrait under diffuse incandescant light using 400 speed film with an aperture of f100 I am thinking, allowing for reciprocity of an exposure time of 1 minute. Well not wanting to chance sitting still for a minute, I went for thirty seconds. I'll see how it and others go. I will post photos of the camera and also the images made with it, provided they are any good.
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    Added a reuseable bent paper clip handle for winding on.
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    You are industrious! Can't wait to see. What film are you using?

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    For now, just cheapy color from Food Lion, but I will be switching gears to some B&W ISO100.
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    Could you post a picture of the camera? I am very interested.

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    Chris, something that's cheap and available is Tmax 100. No reciprocity correction for up to several minutes, more than I have ever needed. Fuji Acros too, but I think it's pricier.

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    great work. i built one of those cameras. good fun. check out f295.org for more fun.

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    lens photos here

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    How does one make such a small pinhole? I am thinking of making one of these today!

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    You will find a bunch of information through links here. I think one of the better descriptions of a method I've used is found on this page.

    I use #400 or #600 wet-or-dry sandpaper wet for the final sanding. I wouldn't be surprised laser drilled commercial plates are better, but the homemade apertures certainly work.

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    Just be careful, the lure of lensles imaging can be very.....seductive......but FUN. For sure let us see some images.

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