I have a tall stack of unexposed Type55 Polaroid film that I am aching to use up. These are 4″x5″ positive/negative film that is simply delicious to look at. The bonus is having a negative [if treated right] from this film, which can of course be scanned or used in a 4×5 enlarger to produce some gorgeous prints.
My latest obsession is pinhole photography. I can’t stop thinking about it. I get this way sometimes, so do bear with me. So the idea is to use up my stock of 4×5 film to produce pinhole images. Why? Well, why not? With everything going digital these days and the need for instant gratification, I figure I can take a step back into time and work on a body of images using an old technique [but still get that instant gratification through Polaroid film].
Where I am stuck is which pinhole camera I should get. Sorry going cheap and cannibalizing a Quaker Oatmeal box won’t cut it. I want something solid.
Here are my choices so far: Santa Barbara, Bender and ZeroImage.
Would someone please help me decide or suggest an alternative?
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