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pinocchio
05-20-2005, 03:56 PM
Hi everyone, here are two pictures of one of my first pinhole camera. It takes 16 images of around 4.5x4.5 on a 120 roll. I made it out of old furniture wood. And I ripped off the film transport mechanism of a broken Agfa Isoly to use in this camera.

Attached files http://f295.f295.org/uploads/camera1_2027.jpg (http://f295.f295.org/uploads/camera1_2027.jpg)

pinocchio
05-20-2005, 03:59 PM
Pic 2

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pinocchio
05-20-2005, 04:08 PM
two more pics

Attached files http://f295.f295.org/uploads/camera3_1096.jpg (http://f295.f295.org/uploads/camera3_1096.jpg) http://f295.f295.org/uploads/camera4_8744.jpg (http://f295.f295.org/uploads/camera4_8744.jpg)

Tom Persinger
05-20-2005, 04:24 PM
THAT is one nice camera!
thanks for sharing...

LIBRERIAREBEL
06-13-2005, 09:07 AM
Very nice camera. Where do you buy the hardware? Thank you.

pinocchio
06-13-2005, 05:04 PM
Tpersin, thanks for your comments.

LIBRERIAREBEL, I broke an old Agfa Isoly-II camera to use some of it parts for my camera. The transport mechanism along with the film winding knob and etc are all from the Agfa Isoly. For the tripod I glued with Araldite an ordinary 1/4' nut.

This was my first pinhole camera. To make a 6x6 or a 6x9 pinhole camera, in my expirence, except for specific cases when you want a pictures in unusual formats etc... it makes sense to modify available cheap roll film camera (holga..agfa 120s etc) and turn them into a pinhole camera. Most of the times all that is needed to be done is to saw off the lens barrel of the camera and add a pinhole in the front. Any fitting body cap will do for a shutter. In my opinion, looking for decent hardwares and building a wooden or a tin body around it is a pain best avoided unless the final specs of the pinhole camera you have planned dicates doing so, or if one has the time and if one can be handy with some basic workshop tools, I cant deny that a well made wooden pinhole camera always feels better than a converted plastic one.