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120 Handmade Compact Pinhole

Here is an initial drawing of my design for a 120 pinhole. I am trying to get a compact design this time by using a bellows on the front of the camera.
The idea is that the bellows will be extended and collapsed.

The bellows will also be hand made.

When the bellows are collapsed you have a thin wooden slip box that slips over the entire camera, very neat and small in size.

Other designs and videos will follow this initial idea and sketch.


  • ShaneBooth
    ShaneBoothover 5 years ago

    Like the idea of the bellows but what will support them? Might be easier to buy an old 6×7 folder.

  • ShaneBooth
    ShaneBoothover 5 years ago

    Opps, problem with that though is there a fairly long FL for pinhole. There normally around the 120mm mark.

  • David Amos
    David Amosover 5 years ago

    The FL won’t be that long, and there will be a slide support for the bellows, locking them in.
    Will have final drawings and ideas in near future for this one. This one is a little more challenging than the 4×5 pinhole I made earlier in the year on YouTube.