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    Lightbulb Using a camera that acts like a sail

    So I recently bought an 8x10 pin hole camera (ultra wide angle, f/400). I have to admit that I was pretty disappointed with the first couple of images I made as they were so blurry. Then I realised it was camera shake, not a misshapen / mismatched pinhole. So I came up with this idea:

    by zzpza, on Flickr

    As you can probably see, it's tent guy lines (with adjusters), tent pegs, and (off camera) a rubber faced wooden mallet. You have to get the guy ropes (paracord) pretty tight otherwise they create more vibration than they remove) but once you do, it's rock steady.

    by zzpza, on Flickr

    It was harder work on frozen ground, resulting in a bent tent peg. So I have now bought some extra heavy duty ones for such occasions.

    I'm sure someone else has thought of this before (or it may be common knowledge) but I thought it would be good to share the idea on the off chance that it may be useful to another pinholer.
    Last edited by zzpza; 12-31-2014 at 06:54 AM. Reason: Typo

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