A 3D Printed 4×5 Inch Pinhole Camera

Sep 9, 2013

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A 3D Printed 4×5 Inch Pinhole Camera

Sep 9, 2013

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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If you were wondering how far 3D printed has come, here is a nice example. A fully working 4×5 inch Pinhole Camera made by maker Todd Schlemmer.

PINH5AD - A 3DPrinted 4x5 Pinhole Camera

There are still no pictures from this camera, but it is an evolution of his former, 35mm 3D printed pinhole, so the concept should be solid (see sample shots below).

Best of all, the camera is available for download from thingiverse, which means that you can print one yourself today. The camera boasts two bodies a 150mm one and a 90mm one.

The only part which is not 3D printed is a 4×5 film holder which is available for a few dollars on eBay.

Here is the project description from Thingiverse:

“The P5 is designed around a 4×5 film holder, widely available used or surplus. Film holders have a “dark slide” that protects unexposed film/paper from light, so the rubber band to close the shutter is not necessary (or desirable for long exposures).

Using the proven Pinhead shutter design, and lacking any film transport mechanism, the shutter blade is the only moving part”

More pictures of the camera:

PINH5AD - A 3DPrinted 4x5 Pinhole Camera

A 3D Printed 4x5 Inch Pinhole Camera

A 3D Printed 4x5 Inch Pinhole Camera

A 3D Printed 4x5 Inch Pinhole Camera

A 3D Printed 4x5 Inch Pinhole Camera

And the pictures below are from a similar camera built by Todd – the PINHE4D – which uses the same mechanism for 35mm film.

PINHE4D B&W

PINHE4D B&W

First Roll Film - PINHE4D

Thanks for the heads up, Jason!

PINH5AD – a 4×5 inch Pinhole Camera | Todd Schlemmer

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3 responses to “A 3D Printed 4×5 Inch Pinhole Camera”

  1. Ken Tam Avatar
    Ken Tam

    Nice!

  2. Billy Thronton Avatar
    Billy Thronton

    Pinhole camera exists back from 2000 years, its really surprise to know its still in use.

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