What would you say to the idea of a cardboard camera? One that you build yourself and take pictures with using real film?
Living in the age of digital cameras, it seems highly unlikely, but with the STD-35 it's a definite possibility!
The kit comes with a few cardboard sheets that you'll need to assemble. Give yourself 1-2 hours to put the camera together. And don't worry you won't need to use scissors or make a mess with glue, the kit has all the parts pre-cut and provides double-sided tape to hold your camera together. So not only is the camera itself simple, putting it together is a breeze! In the end you'll have a camera with a lens and shutter to take pictures. The camera will cycle through the film using two plastic spools (the only parts that are not made out of cardboard).
This camera is a great way to discover photography for children and adults. You can learn the basic concepts of photography : exposure time, focal length etc. Experiment in different places, use different levels of brightness and then move on to other experiments. You'll be surprised by the results.
It's also a great way to get photographs with artistic charm - just check out the last 5 pictures, they were all taken by this camera model.
Oh and did we mention that you can attach this camera to your tripod? The possibilities are endless!
Unit dimensions assembled: 11 x 7 x 3.2 cm
Presented in a cardboard box (26 x 20 x 2.5 cm)
- Camera cardboard mount
- Uses standard 35 mm film
- Diameter of the hole (aperture): 0.16 mm
- Focal Length: 20 mm, relative aperture f/130
- Made in Japan
- Instructions in English very illustrated
- Click here for the leaflet in French
The pinhole is the most basic technique used in shooting. It is likely that the first photograph taken by Niépce used this principle in 1827.
A pinhole camera is a sealed black box with a tiny hole (a few tenths of a millimeter). When the hole is exposed to light, the image in front of the camera is inverted on the bottom of the black box, onto the film.
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