Introduction: Pin Uv Cam With Meter

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mechanical cannibal shoots invisible uv onto film, bases on a compactified slr .this puppy will tell you how long to stay on that shutter.never need anew battery . it can also turn ice cubes into gold.

a list of stuff
uv filter screwdrivers hacksaw spraypaint (ford miami blue met) vice brush hammer files a pin fine sandpaper flatbed scanner scalpel biro umberella pliers superglue reamer drills contact adhesive sticker maker biscuits box of stuff epoxy a tie dremmel bodyfiller chocolate camera tobacco tins blowtorch pin drinks can coffee forceps grease degreaser enamel paint marker pen and an ice cube gold converter if you can source one.


Step 1: Time Lapse Teardown

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for the basic teardown (first few steps of this instructable) i used time lapse photo, this step is getting the lid off.

Step 2: Time Lapse Teardown

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mirror prism shutter and selftimer out

Step 3: Time Lapse Teardown

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removing the shutter from the base plate so it can be put back in to stabalise the fiml transport system

Step 4: Reference

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taking some mesurments for future reference ,(plans for another camera in the making.

Step 5: Exposure

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working out exposure ,well thinking about it, then making it correlate with the lightmeter . i will get back to this

Step 6: Inital Value Guess

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i guess it will be around here ,somewhere.

Step 7: Focal Length Reduction

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newdisks from the bay.

Step 8: Uv Filter Mount

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check out my uv lamp! putting cutting fluid on your drill makes them work better.

Step 9: The Lid Needs Adjusting So All the Fitted Parts Have to Come Off.

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little containers come in handy to keep bits in some sort of order.

Step 10: Chopperdy Chop Chop

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the metals quite flexible and springy but dont push yur luck. you get one bend if you try to reverse it will probably fall off

Step 11: Phil Mc Crevis

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the screw is a necessary evil.

Step 12: Bouncy Shutter

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just keep rummaging until something fits. biro spring

Step 13: Light Proof Bit Between the Film and the Hole

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tobacco tin origami , super glue then bodyfiller .

Step 14: Shutter Filter Mount Combo.

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epoxy holds it together, bar on right keeps shutter flush, top needs trimming as it hits lightmeter this caused problems later on.

Step 15: Part of an Umberella

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just the right size to continue the lines.

Step 16: Minimalising the Front.

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made a plate for the front , then decided i might want to use the filter on something else at some point, or use the camera as a regular pinhole cam. so a hinged tin was adapted to use as a door ,it had a magnetic catch which i used.

Step 17: I Live Near a School.

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this tie has the colour purple in it so i deemed it suitable as a fabric to decorate the case. being synthetic it frays easily a flame along fresh cut edges seals them , use some shielding like metal rule, for mm adjustment hold the flame a little longer.

Step 18: Some Reassembely Required

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a drinks can and pin cunningly combined make a pinhole ,drink the drink first. a flatbed scanner set to high resolution scan the hole ,i used photoshop to zoom in and measure the hole.

Step 19: Sunny 16 Saves the Day

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at f16 the film iso and shutter speed are the same on sunny days. 200asa =1/200  and 400asa=1/400.
my pinhole is .22mm as small as i could make(f73) and the focal length is 16mm .the pinhole calculator suggests that on a sunny day the exposure will be 1/8
so i set my meter up to the sunny 16 rule and make a mark on the f ring at speed 1/8 (unfiltered pinhole)
the exposure compensation for filters that only have %30 light transmission is 1.7 stops.
as uv is on the edge of what film is supposed to absorb i decided to round up 1.7 to 2 .
i make another mark on the f ring 2 stops slower than the first mark ,this second mark is the uv filtered value.
the speed ring goes upto 30 seconds, iv added slower times at the same spacing doubling each time. 30s 1m 2m 4m 8m ...

Step 20: Now I Just Got to Wait for Some Sunshine

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engraved bits the bits were wearing out and dremel in their wisom decide to have a different collet size to the rest of the world

Step 21: Test Shots

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i used times as per the meter.
the film expired in 2005.
i  now have a better idea how sensitive film is to uv light,
i rekon i could trebel the exposure times.
the size of the filter is probably causing problems (im not about to buy a bigger one) with more exposure i will have a better idea how terrible the crop is.

Comments

G. M. (author)2013-06-01

How do you keep track of all those bits? Do you use service manual or what?

crazyg (author)G. M.2013-06-01

Look for hints online when something doesn't want to play, when taking apart place every component in order, also taking pics of weird bits as I go for reassembly reference

kquigley (author)2013-04-19

Do you have a Flickr or lomography page so we can see the pics these cameras can take?

crazyg (author)kquigley2013-04-21

test shots are up :-)

crazyg (author)kquigley2013-04-20

wo hoo . people still look at this one! thanks
quite right the sun is now out and therefor this should do something. i will post pics here. then flickr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/83675368@N02/
and then maybe lomo (lomo have a small image file size limit)http://www.lomography.com/homes/crazyglinc

crazyg (author)2013-02-07

glad you got this far! :-) please have a look at my other twisted cameras.

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