Pin Hole Camera #1: Concept

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Blog entry by Matt posted 03-15-2016 11:27 PM 615 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of Pin Hole Camera series Part 2: A few progress pics. I'm liking the look! »

Among my hobbies, photography ranks high. Lately I’ve gone back to film, shooting B&W medium format. Then I got the bug for a large format camera with all the motions and selective focus. 5 years ago, one could find large format gear for next to nothing. But now… it’s becoming popular again. And the ebay prices are going up…

I really didn’t want to spend $1000+, so I’ve decided to build my own. To start, I figured I would begin with a pin hole 4×5 camera. You can see the design drawing here:

So far, I have the body built and finished. The back is next (it is detachable so it can rotate from portrait to landscape – so can be built separately). I’ll try to get some pics of the box as it is so far up soon.

In the end, I ended up with different wood than shown. I used maple on the box sides and a mixture of nicely figured curly mahogany and maple on the front.

-- I do this for fun.

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#1 posted 03-16-2016 01:55 AM

Matt, cardboard cameras. Miroslav Tichy. My internet is playing up and I can’t see your images now but I’ll be following.

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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#2 posted 03-16-2016 02:19 PM

Matt, cardboard cameras. Miroslav Tichy. My internet is playing up and I can t see your images now but I ll be following.

- Texcaster

Thanks Texcaster. I’ve added an entry with some update pics.

-- I do this for fun.

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