Hi as an unemployed artist I was FORCE to get creative in order to shoot 8 X 10
Film and so I found this site and some other that talk about Large format then it came to me if lots of people build a roll or small format cameras how can I build an 8 X 10 and so I put my thinking cap on and here is what I cam up with.
First you need 2 sheets of black foam board from say office depot. some contact glue , exacto knife black tape and a ruler.
Plus materials for the pin hole , a piece of brass from model shop will do .
o.k. first cut a piece of board that is 8 inches plus double the thickness of the material you are using , then cut 2 pcs for the top and 2 for the sides( I will add Images latter) and make a box easy right? .Glue the pieces together try to keep them square. .
Now cut a piece of foam board to 8 x 10 (this will be your lenses board) and make sides and top about 7 inches deep,
you glue and insert into larger box (film holder) and presto all that is left it to tape the joints to prevent light leaks .
the nice thing about this simple design is that the smaller box holds the film flat against the inside of the larger box and you can add shims to change the Film to lens distance another extra is that you could use a piece of illustration board to keep a flatter plane inside the larger box I will up load Images latter thanks .
Comment are welcome
photos will have to wait until rain gives us a break in Los Angeles