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    Pocket Pinhole

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    Advantix changed the shape of film canisters from round to oval, which makes them even more suitable for conversion to cameras.
    I glued a tin disk on the bottom so I can use a magnet to hold them to a tripod.
    The tab on the lid is useful to remind me which are loaded or empty.
    A small changing bag and a pack of paper scraps and I am out taking pictures.
    I think they work well enough.

    Does light still exist if we're not looking?

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    fantastic!

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    Oeh, nice idea. Too bad those are kind of hard to get ahold where i'm at.

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    Wonderful idea! I didn't even know about these containers. This has me thinking about revisiting some of my older experiments with miniature pinhole cameras. And your results posted to the B/W section are great. Hope to see more pix soon.

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    Great idea and adaptation. Thanks, Kurt

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    Didn't APS film always come in those shaped canisters? I am sure I have some from years ago (been a LONG time since I used my little APS camera).

    Simon

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    Great recycling. I used some standard 135 film canisters as pocket size pinhole cameras. You can also use these canisters for developing the film or paper in it when you are travelling. :-)
    -_- Best wishes from Switzerland, René -_- my photos on flickr

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