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    Giant Pinhole Camera

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    A hangar at an abandon California air station has been converted into what may be the biggest camera ever imagined. It will soon take the world's largest photo. Artist Rob Johnson and five colleagues came up with this challenge. He explains how this project will work to Host Liane Hansen. (4:25)

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    Re: Giant Pinhole Camera

    But will they contact print the negative, or construct a giant scanner?

    And will they sell postcards of the final image?

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    Re: Giant Pinhole Camera

    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Calahan
    But will they contact print the negative, or construct a giant scanner?

    And will they sell postcards of the final image?

    Grin.
    They using light sensitive chemicals on fabric, 28x108 feet developed in a 35x120 foot development tank (about 600 gallons). They estimated the aperture is about f896 (0.75 inch hole) and the exposure will take 5-10 days, so they'll be doing test strips first. They're still looking for a museum to accept the final image. And it's one-shot deal, the building is scheduled for demolition.
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    Re: Giant Pinhole Camera

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Knowles
    They using light sensitive chemicals on fabric, 28x108 feet developed in a 35x120 foot development tank (about 600 gallons). They estimated the aperture is about f896 (0.75 inch hole) and the exposure will take 5-10 days, so they'll be doing test strips first. They're still looking for a museum to accept the final image. And it's one-shot deal, the building is scheduled for demolition.
    How cool is that? I'd hope they'll post (a reduced sized) image somewhere for the world to see!

    Cool!

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    Re: Giant Pinhole Camera

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Knowles
    "... it's one-shot deal, the building is scheduled for demolition..."
    Will that make it the world's largest disposable camera?

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    Re: Giant Pinhole Camera

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Knowles
    ...They estimated the aperture is about f896 (0.75 inch hole) and the exposure will take 5-10 days, ...
    So, how would you calculate the DOF? And, if they have an earthquake during the exposure it probably wouldn't even cause any blur because of length of exposure, right? (Unless part of the image shifted to a new location. )

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    Re: Giant Pinhole Camera

    There was a retired doctor in my town who bought one of those big hauken semi-tractor trailers and converted the trailer into a giant pin hole camera. Not as big as the hanger, but at least it is mobile.

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