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£50 returnable deposit on Coke cans

Discussion in 'General Equipment Chat & Advice' started by m.rignall, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. m.rignall

    m.rignall Active Member

    Every time I read about a "photographer" that has made a pinhole camera, it always seems to start with, " I took and empty Coke can and pushed a needle through the side". Has anyone lifted themselves above this level. If such a returnable deposit was applied, it might just generate a little more creativity within our ranks.
  2. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    The first one I ever made (a LONG time ago) I actually made from a sheet of cardboard and some duct tape - about as basic as it could possibly get, and designed to take enprint-sized paper. Pinhole was courtesy of a fine needle and some cooking foil. Given the era, I named it the "Pintacks MES", which adequately described the finish. It also included sighting lines for both landscape and portrait format - luxury!
  3. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    I have used a toilet roll tube, but for tele shots a kitchen towel tube. I have access to A0 rolls of paper and have thought about using one of those holders....
  4. beejaybee

    beejaybee Marvin

    Yeah, Pepsi is a lot superior to Coke ;-)

    Now why should a home made pinhole camera have more value to an opportunistic thief than a OM-1?

    50p refundable deposit on dirinks cans might reduce litter and improve the recycling rate. £50 is absurd.

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