35mm Pinhole Camera




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

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    10 years ago on Introduction

    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

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    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    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.