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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:


    Stabilisation
    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.


    _36_00161
    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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