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Adam @ Make: Online points us to Kelly Angood’s homemade cardboard pinhole camera, dolled up to look like a Hasselblad. It takes 120 film.

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4 thoughts on “DIY Cardboard Hasselblad Pinhole Camera

  1. Great idea! Only from the mind of a creative producer. You designed an inexpensively built, back to basics pinhole camera in the image of a classic icon. Maybe this will eventually get a cult following and replace the creatively unpredictable Diana camera. Get the regional and annual Cardboard Hasselblad Pinhole Photography contests going.
    In the past I turned my expensive Hasselblad camera body, prism viewfinder, auto bellows, lens-less shutter, 120 film back and a cheap piece of black paper into a zoom-able pinhole camera. You did just the opposite. And for more than $4500 less. They both achieve similar outcomes. They both make me smile thinking about them.
    I might have missed it, but did you include a tripod mounting threaded hole(1/4-20 thread in the USA) in the camera base for steady long exposures?
    Nice work!

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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