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    Default Have you guys ever tried to make a pin-hole camera?

    I borrowed some books from the library about pin-hole cameras. quite interesting want to try it out. Any tips on how to make a good one?

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    Default Re: Have you guys ever tried to make a pin-hole camera?

    There are many ways to make a pinhole camera, apparently no limitation on using what to make, how you make, and what kind of camera you want. All is up to you imagination and creativity.

    I made three wooden box 45 film pinhole cameras. But the cameras are no longer with me.



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    Quote Originally Posted by gary wong
    I borrowed some books from the library about pin-hole cameras. quite interesting want to try it out. Any tips on how to make a good one?
    find a black box... find the smallest drill bit you can find... den use black gaffer to cover any leaks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights
    There are many ways to make a pinhole camera, apparently no limitation on using what to make, how you make, and what kind of camera you want. All is up to you imagination and creativity.

    I made three wooden box 45 film pinhole cameras. But the cameras are no longer with me.


    master, u still got the journals?
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    Default Re: Have you guys ever tried to make a pin-hole camera?

    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt
    master, u still got the journals?
    all sold off for $50 bucks.

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    Default Re: Have you guys ever tried to make a pin-hole camera?

    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt
    find a black box... find the smallest drill bit you can find... den use black gaffer to cover any leaks.
    Drill bit too big liao, even the smallest, find soft drink can, cut it open, use it as pinhole lens board, using sewing needle to make hole, and sand both side using 000 sand paper.

    Donít need spend money ask people to use laser to cut a hole for you.

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    Default Re: Have you guys ever tried to make a pin-hole camera?

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights
    Drill bit too big liao, even the smallest, find soft drink can, cut it open, use it as pinhole lens board, using sewing needle to make hole, and sand both side using 000 sand paper.

    Donít need spend money ask people to use laser to cut a hole for you.
    if u wan and its not urgent, i can help..

    how small ?? 1mm, 0.5mm ?? or use "wire-cut", the diameter of my wire is 0.25 mm
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    Default Re: Have you guys ever tried to make a pin-hole camera?

    made one in primary school:
    1. milk maid milk tin
    2. nail
    3. lubber band
    4. tracing paper

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    Default Re: Have you guys ever tried to make a pin-hole camera?

    Quote Originally Posted by k3nn3th03
    if u wan and its not urgent, i can help..

    how small ?? 1mm, 0.5mm ?? or use "wire-cut", the diameter of my wire is 0.25 mm
    Thanks, I'm not making pinhole camera, but just to let you know that mostly need 0.25mm and below, so don't need so high tech, just need sewing needle will do.

    Maybe I'll make a zone plate camera when very free.

    Thanks for the offer.

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    Default Re: Have you guys ever tried to make a pin-hole camera?

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights
    Maybe I'll make a zone plate camera when very free.
    In this digital age, shouldn't we think about a digital pin-hole camera?

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    Default Re: Have you guys ever tried to make a pin-hole camera?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sion
    In this digital age, shouldn't we think about a digital pin-hole camera?
    Yes, I want to make a zone plate for my digital camera.

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    Default Re: Have you guys ever tried to make a pin-hole camera?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sion
    In this digital age, shouldn't we think about a digital pin-hole camera?



    Here's my attempt at a digital pinhole. Used body cap and hot sewing needle to make the hole. Interesting effect.

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    Default Re: Have you guys ever tried to make a pin-hole camera?

    Quote Originally Posted by singapurasteve

    Here's my attempt at a digital pinhole. Used body cap and hot sewing needle to make the hole. Interesting effect.
    I think the hole is too big for this kind of focal lenght.

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