Introduction: 35mm Pinhole Camera

Build a 35mm pinhole camera with film advance for under $10 in crafts store parts.

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baken411 (author)2008-12-14

what if we dont have a dark room? is their any stores that will develop this or something at home you can use and how much does it cost to develop the photos

ImTheDarkcyde (author)baken4112009-03-15

Super late reply, but it's just 35mm film. Bring it to walmart, CVS, or walgreens like you would normal film. Processing and single prints will run about 8 bucks. Of course you can always just use polaroid film for a more instant result.

It depends on what kind of 35mm film you use to shoot! color uses C-41 processing most drug stores can process this. although if you want quality a specialty photo shop might be a better option. Some specialty shops even process B&W; film for you. But a true photographer processes his own B&W; film and makes his own prints in a darkroom! Oh and hope the machine doesn't cut the film automatically or some of your frames may be cut in half. Furthermore a significant portion of the top and bottom of the usable light image passing through the pinhole will be cropped off also I don't think this camera properly focuses a crisp image onto the film. The aperture diameter (pinhole size) determines the focal distance the film needs to be from the pin hole itself. This little camera is a very well thought out design that impressed me very much despite its limitations. Given a more precise pinhole size this camera could be the absolute cats PJ's. where did that saying come from anyways? optimal aperture (pinhole) is 0.213mm and a #9 needle in 0.55mm. 0.337 too large for this distance of 1 inch.

Napalmjerry1391 (author)2009-03-19

Best pinhole camera design I've seen so far.

kimmud24 (author)2008-06-08

I like it! How do you develop the film?

Boy1er1990 (author)kimmud242008-07-25

you use a dark room, mix some developer, fixer, and wash bath.... lol

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