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    My new carry around roll film camera.
    It started as a Coronet 6x6, Bakelite body, single speed, single aperture, plastic lens. From the 1950’s I guess. Just about the nastiest, cheapest camera possible and it was looking the worse for wear when it came to me.
    I sawed the front off, removed the viewfinder, fixed the winder knob and then made an internal shutter operated by cable release, added a tripod bush, level bubble and a blind for the red window, which is a rather thin bit of red plastic.
    I decided to make the pinhole removable to allow for experimentation. It is currently fitted with a 0.25mm, which gives an effective aperture of f152.
    Focal length in 38mm, not quite so wide as my other home made or the Zero.
    Shot a roll today, but not processed yet, maybe tomorrow.
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    Excellent, very beautiful conversion. The old "lady" looks now like new.

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    Really nice conversion. Internal, cable release driven shutter is very elegant solution.

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    New Carry Around 6x6

    Super sexy !

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    looks great! nice work!

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    Thanks for your comments.
    I have posted some images from the first roll. http://f295.f295.org/uploads/Blah.pl?m-1343772267/
    I am happy enough with the camera, easy to use and light tight. The simple film plane does create some fine scratching so I must fix that.
    I am pleased with my choice of focal length, I wanted a camera not quite as wide and 38mm was the natural length so I went with it.
    I gave myself the option to change the pinhole so I will experiment a bit to decide which sizes gives the effect I like best.

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    Here are some detail shots.
    First is the inside showing the shutter.
    My first film had fine scratching so I have now added plastic strips on either side to lift the film slightly, lets see if the next film is better.
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    Next is the inside of the back with the red window blanking shutter half open.
    The original camera was of such high quality it did not even have a film pressure plate, which is just fine for pinhole.
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    And this is the camera from the back, you can see the knob that turns the red window shutter, the film box lid holder made from two pieces of plastic and the tripod bush which is a “T” nut.

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    Beautiful job converting the Coronet to pinhole!

    With the latest pictures posted, your timing chart caught my eye.
    I imagine you derived the reciprocity-adjusted times empirically, but when I see a list of related numbers like this, I automatically (some might say obsessively!) look for patterns.
    That is a very strange looking reciprocity curve!
    It starts out flat, then gets steeper, as expected, but then flattens out drastically at the end.
    Is it possible the tabulated time for 1 second at f/16 is an outlier?

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