View Full Version : DIY: Kodak Box Brownie Pinhole
I am going to do this. I'm sick of the thing sitting around. Trying to figure out the best way to utilize the shutter that's already there...and trying to figure out what to use as the material for the pinhole and what to poke the pinhole with. I've seen people use such things as tinfoil before, but I don't know if that would be good for this one. Hrm.
IMHO, tin foil is a bit too soft. I have tried using sides of soda cans with acceptable results. A pin will make a nice pinhole. The trick is not to poke too deep, just a pinhole will do. Having a 15X loupe with scales to check the pinhole size also helps/
No B function on this one...one shutter speed and that's it. I'm going to work on rigging something to work like that, though.
I make my pinhole cameras out of C3 bricks a piece of alum. from a soda can a washer that is the same size a the lens seating.. I roll the piece of alum. out flat with a pencil glue it on the inside of the washer the glue the washer to the C3 it looks good and it works great you have "b" ,a shutter, a view finder, a tripod socket, and 35mm film. I gave my last one to my friend to play with he was having a ball with it
It's the Kodak Anniversary Brownie...the 1930 classic. ;)
Nope, nothing like that. Hm. Odd.
I've read somewhere that you should blacken the pin hole to prevent flare from the shiny metal. Some use a thin brass plate as well to put the hole in, blacken it and attach it for the lense.
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