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  • #2316
    Kestrana
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    #39864
    orionid
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    Neat ideas there. As far as the actual day, that discussion’s from two years back. Here’s info about this year.

    http://www.pinholeday.org/

    #39865
    olavf
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    Cool. I’ll have to dust off my beer-can lenscap 🙂

    #39866
    orionid
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    I nominate we do an un-official non-voting theme. Participate in the world-wide festivities, post your best/favorites in the gallery. Discussion-arity ensues?

    #39867
    olavf
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    I’d be down for that.

    #39868
    CauseISaidSo
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    Not something I’d likely do myself, but I’d surely like to see everyone’s results.

    #39869
    olavf
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    Not something I’d likely do myself, but I’d surely like to see everyone’s results.

    You should try it – it’s fun! I converted a body cap to make mine, and used a piece of beer can and copious amounts of electrical tape to make the pinhole. I’ll get some links up this evening.

    #39870
    lokisbong
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    This is a project I have wanted to try. I wish I had a camera store around here and a few bucks to spare. I accidentally busted my body cap and now don’t have one to try this with. No money means I don’t even have the means to make an old fashioned film version out of a oatmeal container or something like that.

    #39871
    CauseISaidSo
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    You should try it – it’s fun! I converted a body cap to make mine, and used a piece of beer can and copious amounts of electrical tape to make the pinhole. I’ll get some links up this evening.

    Your comment and loki‘s just made me realize that you’re talking about using a digital back. Weird to say, but that never occurred to me.

    I’d always just associated pin-hole with film and with the turnaround time to get it developed between tweeks to the apparatus it sounded like a time-consuming process.

    But with a digital back, that’d be something I might be able to squeeze in some time to try. I wonder if my local shop carries a cheap body cap…

    #39872
    orionid
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    Body Caps

    Covers are cheap. I ordered 5 or 6 off-brand a while back because a) I lose them, and b) they make a great mount for homebrew lenses. 15 Seconds with a dremel (or 5 minutes with an exacto knife)and you can even make it lock onto the body.

    Edited because BBCode can’t read a complex URL.
    Edited Twice because you’re just going to have to copy and paste the damn thing…

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ns=p_PRICE_2|0&ci=416&N=4288586873
    #39873
    lokisbong
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    Body Caps

    Covers are cheap. I ordered 5 or 6 off-brand a while back because a) I lose them, and b) they make a great mount for homebrew lenses. 15 Seconds with a dremel (or 5 minutes with an exacto knife)and you can even make it lock onto the body.

    Edited because BBCode can’t read a complex URL.
    Edited Twice because you’re just going to have to copy and paste the damn thing…

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ns=p_PRICE_2|0&ci=416&N=4288586873

    Yeah I knew they are pretty inexpensive but until I get a job and some form of plastic money I cannot order anything off the internet. I have a very limited amount of cash and nowhere nearby to purchase such things.

    #39874
    olavf
    Participant

    You should try it – it’s fun! I converted a body cap to make mine, and used a piece of beer can and copious amounts of electrical tape to make the pinhole. I’ll get some links up this evening.

    Your comment and loki‘s just made me realize that you’re talking about using a digital back. Weird to say, but that never occurred to me.

    I’d always just associated pin-hole with film and with the turnaround time to get it developed between tweeks to the apparatus it sounded like a time-consuming process.

    But with a digital back, that’d be something I might be able to squeeze in some time to try. I wonder if my local shop carries a cheap body cap…

    Pretty much.

    Last time, I didn’t put enough tape on the inside (covering the aluminum) though. Easy fix though.

    lokisbong, what kind of camera do you have?

    #39875
    lokisbong
    Participant

    Canon EOS Rebel XS

    #39876
    Curious
    Participant

    Edited because BBCode can’t read a complex URL.

    ennuipoet looks like we found the answer to the blank posts from the other day.

    #39877
    ravnostic
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    I’m convinced. I ordered 5 knock-off brand body caps for a buck apiece, plus $3 and change in shipping. I’m in.

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