Rolls 3 & 4: A New Pinhole – A Different Perspective

In the quest for the best 3Dprintable pinhole camera, the Schlaboratory Mindtrust have released the source files for a clever little box that anyone can assemble. The body consists of four interlocking parts, with a greatly reduced vitamin count. In a nod to tradition and practicality, Gaffer tape replaces bolts for a number of assembly tasks.

Being the sole member of the Schlaboratory Mindtrust, it falls to me to create the photos that demonstrate the capabilities of my design work.  I have written before about the necessity of satisfying skeptics when I publish the CAD files to 3Dprint a camera. I know it will work, but a photo says so much more than some mathy explanation.

Other than  the simplicity of this camera, the Prime features a damn-near-perfect 90-degree angle of view that is easy to visualize in practice, WITH SIGHT LINES on the body and lid. The shallow “focal length”* creates a delightful optical vignette from center to edge, that many pinhole photographers value. The new rotating shutter design seems to work well too.

In a perfect world, you would have your own 3Dprinter, but until then, if I can help you get your hands on one of my cameras, let me know.

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Film: Kodak Ektar 100, color negative film

Camera: terraPin Prime, f/135

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20 minutes of Christmas Dinner prep.

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Metal, Glass, Wood, Sky

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In historic Olde Ballarde, an historic bell tower

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Tanker, tagged

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No Running On Dock!

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Space Oddity, a source for Cool

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Skyward again

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This donut shop is empty like the middle of that Mighty O.

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Ballard sidewalk couture

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Soldiers

Film: FujiChrome Velvia 100 transparency film (RVP100)

Camera: terraPin Prime, f/135

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Like a Butterfield, but MUCH more affordable

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Those damn things ate my roses!

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Meta: A 3D printer printing the parts to the pinhole camera that took this photo

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Some disorientation is normal.

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Federal Edifice, Seattle

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Ruining my city, one giant pit at a time.

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Chrome Toes

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Convene Here

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Seattle Rain Mitigation

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The aptly-name Sunlight Cafe

These rolls were processed and scanned by Moon Photo in Seattle; all images are as scanned without alteration.  More photos from this and my other 52Rolls can be found HERE

* It’s a pinhole convention to speak of the distance, pinhole-to-film, as “focal length”, despite the absolute absence of any manner of focusing.

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