Home Made Camera: Night 5

Posted 2009.10.09 19.57 in Hobbies, Photography

Not much happening this night, in fact. After working on the camera for four nights in a row, I’ve decided to take a break. I buffed the camera body and decided that two coats of tung oil were good enough. I didn’t get replacement knobs, or find better springs. I just assembled the windy-springy-things as-is for now.

And I didn’t put any more thought into holding the back in place – friction-fit seems to work ok for now. With the knobs in place and a temporarily passable solution for the back, not much else to do but…

I loaded a roll of B&W film in it, ISO 100, and will take it out tomorrow in the sunshine and see how it goes.

Camera specs as good as I can tell / measure / guess:

  • Format: 120
  • Image size: 56mm x 57mm
  • Focal Length: 50mm
  • Aperture: f/168

I can’t wait to get it out and get some pictures.

Assembled & Loaded

Assembled & Loaded

Back of Camera

Back of Camera

The camera back hasn’t been sanded & finished yet. I’ll do that after I’ve worked out how to secure it. I was looking at little brass latches, but the back is only 1/8″ thick and there’s not much there to bolt to. I also thought about little screws, bolts, or even just nails to slide in and out. Nothing has quite felt right though.

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