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08-31-2005, 05:38 PM
this is one of my cameras...the only one thats done. (i just need a better shutter)
it got a 220 back.
a bellows from a old enlarger.
the rest is hand made.. ;)
the hole is taken from a old plastic camera.

focal length is 144mm
the hole is 1mm
f/144 Attached files http://f295.f295.org/uploads/2_1834.jpg (http://f295.f295.org/uploads/2_1834.jpg)

08-31-2005, 05:40 PM
pic 3

Attached files http://f295.f295.org/uploads/3_1714.jpg (http://f295.f295.org/uploads/3_1714.jpg)

08-31-2005, 05:42 PM

Attached files http://f295.f295.org/uploads/1_6725.jpg (http://f295.f295.org/uploads/1_6725.jpg)

08-31-2005, 06:11 PM
WOW, that's an impressive camera....
my preoccupation is to find old folding cameras to juk and recycle the shutter, perhaps this would work for you too?
you'll often find that once all the glass is out that you'll be able to mount a pinhole using the rings that originally held the glass elements [and doing this will let you swap easily between pinhole, zone plate and sieve]
your focal length will be long enough that you shoiuldn't have any problem with vignetting from an old shutter
if you wanted to try this, try to find an old shutter that has "T" function and you're laughing

08-31-2005, 06:49 PM
yeah.. *i`m trying too find a old foldig camera.. to use the shutter.
i had two.. *but.. *they are gone! :o

08-31-2005, 09:43 PM

I like your camera. I like Daryl's method of providing a shutter: I epoxy a step-up ring to the front of the camera and use the lens cap for a shutter. This works well with exposure times down to one second or so, and most of my exposures are in minutes, not seconds. Attached files http://f295.f295.org/uploads/stepring_5770.jpg (http://f295.f295.org/uploads/stepring_5770.jpg)

Tom Persinger
09-01-2005, 09:25 AM
one additional idea/variation you can also glue a lens hood, just as a step-up ring, to hold filters and lens caps - and either keep the hood part or cut it off/down. I found i can readily get 49mm hoods at the local ritz for about $4, whereas I always had to order the 37-49mm step-ups from Porters (at $8 + shipping).....

09-01-2005, 10:22 AM
It's a formidable-looking image-capturer. It looks almost medieval.

I have been wanting to use 3.5" floppy disk for a shutter. I will figure out a way.

09-15-2005, 05:18 PM
hey bro,
was that the camera i saw last time i came to visit?
i love it. i think i am getting addicted to this pinhole-thing due to you!

ak x