Two things for this quick bit of news — the first is a crazy DIY pinhole film camera that shoots 3 rolls of 35mm film at the same time. The resulting shot is a 4×5″ exposure.

There’s a bit of a back story on this one… on March 22, my pal Udi (the guy that runs DIYPhotography.net) pointed me to this cool little thing via Twitter. I replied (half joking since my birthday was on the 31st) “I hadn’t seen it until just now — crazy!!! I want one for my birthday.” Udi replies back with “that may just be arranged…” Then a few days ago he hits me with a DM that says “you should watch the blog tonight. I am about to deliver your bithday present :)”

I figured it had something to do with this camera… and I was right. Udi went out and put together an insane DIY-how-to article for building one of these things with the help of its creator: Steven Monteau. The guide they put together is incredibly detailed with all the steps needed, plus videos! Dang Udi… thanks for the present! I just might have a go at this thing!

Another newsworthy item I came across recently is a video of the Apollo 11 Launch at 500 Frames per Second (found via PetaPixel). This is incredible footage, and it was all caught on film.

Apollo 11 Saturn V Launch (HD) Camera E-8 from Mark Gray on Vimeo.

So there you go — a couple of extreme film photography items worth checking out.

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I remember seeing the battlefield camera a while back on flickr and asking about plans. I was happy to hear that they were in the works. I looked them over yesterday and was surprised to see that it was some really basic materials needed to make it. From the look of the camera, it almost seems to be made of plastic and metal, so When I saw that all I need is some cardboard and other random things, I quickly figured out what I’ll be doing with my free time sometime in the next couple weeks.

April 29, 2010 1:31 pm

Brian,
Thanks for the love, man. The perfect start to a perfect day. For your next b-day I am planning a tutorial for a room sized 66 rolls pinhole ;)
All Kudos goes to Steven Monteau. for such meticulous documentation and willingness to share

May 3, 2010 5:03 am

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