DJ Gauthier in the Mix: Entroducing The PinSprocket and tha Holga 120 Rock

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Credits: gauthierdumonde

Today I had again an idea. I hesitated but before I knew it I was unscrewing the lenses of My Holga 120 Pinhole and my Sprocket Rocket. Suddenly I found myself gluing the pinhole onto the Sprocket Rocket. I went out and shot a roll. It is not as wide as the Sprocket Rocket, only 30×50mm.

Credits: gauthierdumonde
Credits: gauthierdumonde

Ok. This could not be, if you use a sprocket rocket you want the 70mm width and not only 50mm’s. The shutterhole was blocking the path of light of the pinhole. The 30mm SprockRock lens has no problem with this because of retrofocus. The pinhole is about 45mm from the filmplane. Anyway I took the shutter out of the camera, who needs it? And I drilled a big hole where the shutter was. So now the path of light is not obstructed anymore. I now can use the full 70mm width of the frame. I still have to remove a few parts, as you will see in the pic below.

Credits: gauthierdumonde
Credits: gauthierdumonde

The real reason of this experiment was ofcourse to mount the 30mm lens of the Sprocket rocket on the Holga body and thereby creating the widest toy camera I know off. My friend Buckshot mentioned it before: I am crazy and today I finally admit it. Today I took a day of from work because I could not wait to build the camera. I took me all morning and a lot of drilling and sawing. Then I glued the lens on the body.

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It is extreme wide !! The examples below are taken with Fuji provia that expired in 2005.

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Greetz
Wouter

written by gauthierdumonde on 2012-10-24

11 Comments

  1. 110isnotdead
    110isnotdead ·

    That is a cool idea. Who knows, maybe LSI will run with it? lol

  2. buckshot
    buckshot ·

    DJ Gauthier? No, Dr Wouter Frankenstein...! I love your spirit of innovation, my friend - you deserve a prize for this! :-)

  3. gauthierdumonde
    gauthierdumonde ·

    @buckshot wait until my 120 Holga with a 30mm lens is finished. that will not be soon, because I will need to saw, drill, etc. and I will need a little luck because the shutter has to be placed 2cm back, inside the body, because tof the focal lenght of the lens. But I am going to drill and saw until it works. Or until all pieces are shredded

  4. clickiemcpete
    clickiemcpete ·

    Hehe, I had similar idea and will finish my test roll soon. :)

  5. gauthierdumonde
    gauthierdumonde ·

    @clickiemcpete I am looking forward to it. maybe we can share ideas and start a camera-pimp club :)

  6. buckshot
    buckshot ·

    A success like this is well worth taking a day off work for - congrats! I have two questions, though: 1. When you say "the widest toy camera I know of", you do know there's a 20mm fisheye lens for the Diana, no? 2. How the hell do you take photos on the Frankenholgarock without a shutter?!?

  7. gauthierdumonde
    gauthierdumonde ·

    @buckshot I mean the widest toy cam that is not a fisheye. I have to admit the 30mm Sprock Rock lens bends like a fisheye, but it ai'nt a fisheye ! The HolgaRock has a shutter ofcourse, it is the PinRocket that has no shutter, but that's not a problem, I use the lens cap as a shutter. I take it of, count ten seconds and put it back on !

  8. buckshot
    buckshot ·

    Oops, silly me - I got confused about which camera you were talking about. Yes, the lens cap approach makes perfect sense now. Thanks!

  9. adash
    adash ·

    Cool, but would you like to share some insight about how you removed Sprocket Rocket's lens?
    The screws on mine seem to be just decorative pieces....

  10. gauthierdumonde
    gauthierdumonde ·

    @adash The screws on mine were not decorative. It's been a while and I ain't going to unscrew my new Rocket. I unscrewed it without any destruction. You have to unscrew it from the inside, you don't need the two screws on the front of the lens. First take away the 72x24 mask (4 screws) then you can unscrew the lens from the inside.

  11. adash
    adash ·

    Thanks. I hadn't seen the four screws inside. I was finally able to open it.