Antique Camera Guide : Antique Cameras: Polaroid Pinhole Camera

This camera, in particular, was a camera that
I found at a flea market that was definitely not a so great camera, it was incredibly beat
up. The lens, in particular, was quite beat up. What I did with this camera is I, essentially,
took the lens off of this camera and I put on an enlarging lens, which was just something,
again, it brings me back to why do I use these cameras, essentially, to have fun with and
to experiment. I took some epoxy and my tape. Tape is a great friend to me. I put on this
enlarging lens and essentially I attached it on, through the back. It’s not the prettiest
back but it works. It has an aperture that’s open all the way and so what I did was, essentially,
I made a Polaroid pinhole camera. Meaning that, once my film is in here, I attach my
lens cap to the lens and I open it up and that what makes my exposure. Again, it’s a
way that I figured out how to use a camera, that really wasn’t operable, and make it so
I can use it, for some of my own work.

3 Replies to “Antique Camera Guide : Antique Cameras: Polaroid Pinhole Camera”

  1. @ohm1163058
    Manually cocked maybe…but the electronic eye determines proper exposure. there is no manual control of shutter speed short of a dial to adjust darker or lighter.
    Not sure why he calls this a pinhole camera either.

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