I am back!
First all all, I would like to wish all my followers a happy new year.May this year be better than the previous one.
In this post, I will tell you about a camera I bought from China. Yes, I am fond of Chinese gadgets and I won’t tell you how much I could spend in buying such things in the past.. Everything is cheap and free shipping.It is a 35 mm DIY camera that I turned into a pinhole camera: http://dx.com/p/135-camera-28mm-lens-diy-assembly-model-kit-black-white-91479
It is easy to assemble…. if you don’t break it into small pieces when you just it put on the table…. I had to glue the pieces I broke, the shutter was one of the victim of the accident. That was a good start between this camera and me!
I used some tape to be sure it is light proof. I was not expecting great results from it. The pinhole size was 0.16 mm for a 35 mm focal length. The film I used was an Ilford FP4+ developed in a Ilfosol solution. I was in a hurry to see the results, so I did not shoot the whole film and took about 14 pictures with it.
I had problem to take the film out. I broke the rewinding hand! Therefore I had to go in the darkroom and open the camera to charge the film into the reels.
Conclusion: Even though my experience with this DIY camera was not that good, I will reorder another one but a different model to turn it into a pinhole camera. See next post for the results.