so…the DIY pinhole camera came with the worst assembly instructions since assembly instructions were deemed necessary. I suspect that the only reason it might have been assembled in a somewhat functional manner is that I have taken apart a real camera a couple of times. There is NO way that a 6 year old could successfully put this beast together with these directions. Did I mention it took 4 hours?
All that griping aside, I think I may have got it together well enough. I loaded a roll of Likon (Dollarama brand – don’t bother looking for it, I bought them all out), slid the back on (there is no way to ensure that the back stays on), and shot a roll of still lifes in the kitchen. I sat in the dark living room with my hands in black reusable grocery bag to wind the film back into the canister.
I’ll keep you posted.
At Photokina 2010 Fuji announced this camera and made so many film lovers salivate. But then of course Christmas came and we all focused our covetous desires on things that were actually available to purchase. Now, in the middle of a long dark winter, they remind us that the Wide Angle GF670W Professional is coming. Cue salivating. I still haven’t seen the suggested price, and I know there’s no way I’ll be able to afford without winning the proverbial lottery, but I’m still drooling. Thank you Fuji.
Watch this 1965 promotional video called Detriot: City of the Move (it’s 18 minutes long, so maybe just watch bits of it) and then check out the recently published photobook (The Ruins of Detroit) by Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre.
What words come to mind for you?