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.
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.
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.
It is extreme wide !! The examples below are taken with Fuji provia that expired in 2005.
written by gauthierdumonde on 2012-10-24