Announcing the One 35
I’m proud to announce the Pinhole Printed One 35 – a one piece 3D printed pinhole camera! Printed in one monolithic block, the One 35 is a complete one-shot camera for 35mm film. Add a pinhole and you’re good to shoot.
Designed to be quick and easy to print and load, the One 35 opens a world of creativity. Leaving off the shutter not only makes the camera simpler, but expands the possibilities of sequential or simultaneous exposure. Think of new applications where you can use such a small camera or multiple cameras. For instance, past imaginative examples include:
Loading this camera could not be easier. The film passes completely through the One 35, making it simple to load all your cameras in one pass. Following loading, you can cut the film flush to the camera bodies for single exposures. Alternatively, you can leave them in a string for sequential or simultaneous exposure. A changing bag is sufficient if you do not have the convenience of a darkroom at hand.
The One 35 is 40mm x 40mm x 18mm and takes less than an hour to print. As a result of the low cost, you can buy or print many of these cameras. Load them all, take them out of the changing bag as needed and return them after exposure. At the end of the day, develop your bag of cameras.
Exposing the film requires a “shutter” of some sort. Use black tape across the front, pulled off and replaced. Alternatively, a cover over multiple cameras, or a sequential sliding/rotating shutter enable more complex configurations. Your creativity and imagination come into play here. The One 35 provides the canvas on which your vision is painted.
The very low cost of these cameras also make them perfect educational tools for teaching basic pinhole photography.
Best of all, the One 35 is open source under the CC by SA 4.0 license! In short, it’s free to make, even commercially, as long as you attribute my work and share any changes. Click on the CC by SA logo to understand the license terms.
3D printed – one piece body
35mm format film, 1 exposure (24mm x 35mm)
Field of view – 114 degrees
Focal length – 12mm
Pinhole diameter – 0.15mm
f/Stop – 80
Tripod nut on bottom (1/4-20)
Size – 40mm x 40mm x 18mm (WxHxD)
The camera requires a pinhole with an optimal diameter around 0.15mm. Despite the name inspired by my Kickstarter, printing the pinhole part of this camera is simply not possible. Even high end SLS/SLA printers cannot print a 0.15mm pinhole with a thickness of 0.05mm. You will need to buy or make a pinhole. An optional O-ring elegantly holds in the pinhole.
What can you do with a loaded bag of these cameras?
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