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The 11 camera experiment

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We did an experiment to take the same picture with eleven variations of pinhole cameras. Not all the pictures turned out really successfully, but they do demonstrate how the image differs with different cameras.

Flat film plane cameras. Click on the image for a larger view and description


4 x 5 inch camera of
5 inch focal length

4 x 5 inch camera of
10 inch focal length

4 x 5 inch camera of
2.5 inch focal length.


4x5 inch camera of
1 inch focal length


8 x 10 inch camera of
2.5 inch focal length


8 x 10 inch camera of
10 inch focal length ,

Curved film plane cameras. Click on the image for a larger view and description


4 x 5 inch camera made
from a La Choy noodle can 3 inches in diameter set on its end

4 x 5 inch camera made
from a La Choy noodle can 3 inches in diameter set on its side

4 x 5 inch camera made
from a quart paint can 5 inches in diameter set on its end


4x5 inch camera flat front and semicircular curved film plane


1.5 x 1.5 inch camera made from a 35mm film canister