Support our Sponsors, they keep FADU free:   AG Photographic   Keyphoto   The Imaging Warehouse   Process Supplies   RH Designs   RK Photo   Second-hand Darkroom Supplies   Silverprint Ltd

Notices

Go Back   Film and Darkroom User > Equipment > Cameras - Pinhole

  ***   Click here for the FADU 2015/2014 Yearbooks   ***

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #11  
Old 6th July 2020, 12:26 PM
David Lingham's Avatar
David Lingham David Lingham is offline
Friend
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: cardiff
Posts: 343
Default

You might already be aware of this site, but it is a good resource for pinhole.

https://www.mrpinhole.com
__________________
David Lingham

www.davidlingham.uk
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 6th July 2020, 05:23 PM
JOReynolds JOReynolds is offline
Friend
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: St Albans UK/Agde France
Posts: 883
Default

Sorry to have misled you, Ian, about the supply of Direct Positive paper. If you wanted to make contact or enlarged copies the FB paper can be made translucent with oil (which is messy) or I have read that candle wax works when ironed on.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 6th July 2020, 07:33 PM
Martin Aislabie's Avatar
Martin Aislabie Martin Aislabie is offline
Friend
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, England
Posts: 1,625
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CambsIan View Post
My thinking is that I would use Harman direct positive paper, as I can only print from neg's up to 6x6, and anything bigger will have to be contact printed.

https://www.ilfordphoto.com/amfile/f...9/product/720/

If I have read it right it can also be loaded into the film holders under a red safe light, maybe making that a bit easier

I've loads to learn, but reckon it might be fun, mixing both construction and photography.

Ian
I have some old Ilford Direct Positive 5x4 paper and it was cut to be the correct size for Darkslides - ie the same size as sheets of 5x4 film.

It will save a lot as hassle if you can find the correctly cut 5x4 paper - trimming millimetres off sheets of paper isn't much fun.

Martin
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 6th July 2020, 08:22 PM
alexmuir alexmuir is offline
Friend
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Glasgow, Scotland.
Posts: 2,213
Default

The early batches of the Ilford Direct Positive paper was slightly too large for standard film holders. I think it was actually 4x5 inches, which is too big. They corrected that, however, and supplies should now match the holders. I bought some, perhaps 3 years ago, and it certainly went straight in without trimming.
Alex.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 9th July 2020, 02:00 PM
CambsIan's Avatar
CambsIan CambsIan is offline
Friend
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cambridgeshire
Posts: 1,186
Default

Hi All.

Many thanks for all the replies, much appreciated.

Well I've decided to go ahead with the project in 5x4, just purchased a couple of bits and bobs (tripod mount and the "hole") just need to pick up a 5x4 dark slide and some positive paper.

Fingers crossed my simple DIY tools and skills will produce a decent result.

Will let you all know how it goes

Ian
__________________
Learn to live, live to learn
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 10th July 2020, 11:47 AM
Terry S Terry S is offline
Friend
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Southend on Sea, Essex, England UK
Posts: 2,179
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CambsIan View Post
...just need to pick up... some positive paper.

Ian
Ian, if you've not used Ilford's positive paper before, it's worth reading their page about it, as it explains about pre-flashing of the paper etc. which may or not be helpful, depending on the final look you are after.

Either way, it's worth the read, as this paper is somewhat more expensive than 'normal' darkroom paper, if I remember correctly, from when I bought mine.

Terry S
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 10th July 2020, 05:44 PM
CambsIan's Avatar
CambsIan CambsIan is offline
Friend
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cambridgeshire
Posts: 1,186
Default

Thanks Terry, will have a read.

Ian
__________________
Learn to live, live to learn
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 10th July 2020, 06:22 PM
Richard Gould Richard Gould is offline
Friend
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Jersey Channel Islands
Posts: 4,986
Default

Pinhole can be great fun, Iremember as a kid in school we all made pinhole cameras and gave it a go, and even today I sometimes muck about with hoe made pinhole cameras
Richard
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 17th July 2020, 07:33 AM
CambsIan's Avatar
CambsIan CambsIan is offline
Friend
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cambridgeshire
Posts: 1,186
Default

As promised, here's a little update on my progress.

Have sorted out the main box and once the "hole" arrives in the mail it is ready to assemble.

Have used some MDF that I had lying around but had to double up to get the correct thickness. Have fitted felt light traps to the area where the DDS is to go, as this seemed sensible and made the DDS a snug fit.

Just got to do a bit of filling, a bit of tidying up, figure out the exterior finish, my MDF is not waterproof, and buy the paper.

Ian
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	pin masked.jpg
Views:	17
Size:	92.3 KB
ID:	3836   Click image for larger version

Name:	pin painted.jpg
Views:	16
Size:	69.1 KB
ID:	3837   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC01297.jpg
Views:	16
Size:	50.2 KB
ID:	3838  
__________________
Learn to live, live to learn

Last edited by CambsIan; 17th July 2020 at 07:38 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 17th July 2020, 07:36 AM
CambsIan's Avatar
CambsIan CambsIan is offline
Friend
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cambridgeshire
Posts: 1,186
Default

Oooops, forgot to load a picture on the last post, so here it is.

Ian
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC01296.jpg
Views:	20
Size:	68.4 KB
ID:	3839  
__________________
Learn to live, live to learn
Reply With Quote
Reply
Support our Sponsors, they keep FADU free:   AG Photographic   Keyphoto   The Imaging Warehouse   Process Supplies   RH Designs   RK Photo   Second-hand Darkroom Supplies   Silverprint Ltd

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pinhole day photomi7ch Cameras - Pinhole 3 20th April 2015 12:22 AM
Pinhole gallery. photomi7ch Feedback and forum matters 13 27th April 2012 02:58 PM
Pinhole Festival CarlRadford Members Announcements 0 8th February 2012 05:04 PM
Reciprocity for Pinhole? PavelDerka Photography in general 7 3rd February 2012 09:07 PM
Pinhole Exposure Dave miller Cameras - Large Format 11 28th July 2009 10:41 AM


All times are GMT. The time now is 03:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.