A paper pinhole camera published as a cut out in the 70’s in former Czechoslovakia, wich was distributed along with the magazine ABC. Dirkon Camera. now this is something. apparently back in the s when communism was all the rage, it was hard to get a hold of decent. The Dirkon pinhole 35mm camera is made entirely from paper cut from a template by designers Martin Pilný, Mirek Kolář and Richard.

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Or the guts from an old digicam? Poke a hole in the foil with a needle, put the cap on your camera body and use it as if cirkon were a manual lens. No funny business, just a whole heap of Lomography love right to your inbox.

It uses negative paper film shoots one photo at a time. Your changes have been saved. Thanks for your submission. Popular holiday toys in MAKE, popular science, hackaday, engadget, fallon, braincraft You are commenting using your WordPress. Apple Pay Cash coming to Europe. The camera must be cut out of dirkkon paper than ordinary office paper or thin card.

To jumpstart this all-analogue experience, let’s revisit some tipsters and interviews about the pinhole movement. If you know your history, you would be able to tell that the camera is from the distant past. Definitely going to have to try this out this weekend when I get a bit of free time. Send this to a camerz Your email Recipient email Send Cancel.


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The ex-sovereign state firkon peacully split into two independent countries, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Ansel Adams actually discusses building pinhole cameras like this one in his book, The Camera, although not in nearly so much detail and without the handy schematics.

May 14th – Our editors will review your materials and follow up with you via email as soon as possible. Subscribe to Make Magazine Today! Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: We were supposed to meet on the main railway station Hauptbahnhof. By using our website and services, you expressly agree to the placement of our performance, functionality and advertising cookies. Interested in DIY paper cameras?

Notify me of new posts via email. It may not be the most practical of devices, but it works! The capital of Slovakia is only an hour away from Vienna by train so the trip turned out to be a wonderful idea.

Very few good magazines were available and were difficult to get hold of, so people would borrow and exchange them when given the opportunity. Many times I have been asked if I will return, my answer is a simple I can’t. Does somebody have a idea of the correct exposure times? The beauty of having different languages is that some concepts are estranged from us.

Education How making is transforming learning. Some of the photos are just amazing! This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Notify me of new comments via email. Dirk- is the beginning of the Czech word dirka — pinhole, and -kon is the end of the name of a well-known Japanese camera.

Thanks for signing up. Dirkon – Pinhole David discovered from the makers of Dirkon that, even when it was published, people often came up with improvements on their model.


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Lomography Gallery Store Camea is thrilled to announce a new diirkon of stereoscopic prints taken from Brian May’s personal archives. SinceCzechoslovakia has been no more. Let your loved one pick the gift of their dreams. Take your lenses off as we celebrate World Pinhole Day!

And to rewind the film, to answer a question, I locked myself in a dark bathroom and rolled in back in manually. This is why the camera makes a certain generation of Czechs wax poetic.

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But first a few notes which David has jotted down after his experience with making it, which you might find useful. David added a ruler on each page so that he could check the size.

David didn’t follow this suggestion, however, since he wanted to experience the real magic of Dirkon photography. If the paper isn’t entirely opaque, you need to stick very thin black paper underneath the important sections so that no light gets into the camera.

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I wonder if this idea could be extended to making a simple old movie camera like dirkoon Bolex the Dolex? Please check your email. During the s, magazines published in Communist Czechoslovakia were controlled by the state, like the majority of other enterprises. Looks pretty good, although not really sure of the use besides novelty.