cheap LF pinhole

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  1. montresor

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    Usually the stuff freestyle sales works as promised. A pinhole is no more than a box with a hole on one end and a film holder of some kind on the other.

    A film back to hold the holder can be made from a 2'x2' piece of masonite... 2 bucks and a bit of window sash moulding...with enough left over to make two more.

    The space between your lens board with a hole in it and the back can be anything. A big enough Alum can would work just fine. You could probably buy a cookie tin or coffee can to fill in the space. Then just add your pinhole.

    I probably should make a crude 4x5 pin hole. I don't really care much for pinhole these days but everybody needs one lying about. I have a med format roll film on. I have the bones for a 2x3 cutfilm one laying about as well.
     
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    I've never bought a pinhole camera or parts for one, and I've done a fair amount of pinhole photography. They're so easy to make, I can't justify spending money on them. Plus, building them is fun.
     
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    ƒ295 is the site you MUST visit if you are going to be a pinhole head... http://www.f295.org/Pinholeforum/forum/Blah.pl

    Go ask these guys what and how and you'll be surprised at how many and how wonderfull pinhole is. Almost any camera can be converted to a pinhole camera.

    Check out this guy's shoe box LF pinhole camera... http://www.f295.org/Pinholeforum/forum/Blah.pl?b-cm/m-1185919305/

    If I read the thread correctly a guy converted his Van to be a camera. So how large is large format you are looking for?
     

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