I've always wanted to discover the beauty PHP. Now's the time. I'm looking at gettting an 8 x 10 Leonardo and Eric Renner's book?
By going 8 10, I'll be able to contact print my work and have images large enough for display. Well maybe!
In the process of building an 8x10 of my own. It should be interesting. Not a substitute for a proper 8x10 cam at all, but a fun project nonetheless.
Here's plans for a wooden 4x5 pinhole camera (for use with a regular film holder), you could probably change the dimensions for 8x10:
Chazz, How much you lookin' to spend on this? I don't know much about the Leonardo, but if its like a Santa Barbara Lensless Cameras, it allows for a tripod and film holders---great features! Of course, you'll need a tripod that'll handle an 8x10 and film holders(used about $50 for two). Thats a considerable investment on top of your pinhole. FWIW, might as well get a beater 8x10(say, a B&J) for $300-350 and put a pinhole in place of the lensboard, and your in the 8x10 business! You can add a lens later if you want. Either that, or just make your own out of a cardboard box(or build your own out of wood) forget about a tripod and film holders so for the price a a pinhole, blackboard paint and some gaffers tape you're in the 8x10 business for even less! Just a thought! Good luck!