Category Archives: Camera Design

Dirkon Pinhole Camera

Dirkon – A Paper Pinhole Camera

Pinhole is magical in that it requires no sensor, no mechanical parts and no lens. While it is possible to use a pinhole in place of a lens … a tiny hole in a simple box with a piece of light sensitive material inside is far more impressive.

© John Neel

Shifting the Pinhole Hole

Most of the people who shoot pinhole images use a simple box where the focal length produces a “normal” lens effect. However, by simply using…Pinhole Photography

Stereo Pinhole Camera
Argus Cintar adapted to the Sony A7

Argus Lenses Go Sony A7 Camera

I was almost to the point of making my own mount when I discovered an eBay dealer who has begun making and selling adapters for Argus lenses to be mounted to digital cameras.

Sony a7 - © John Neel

Dreaming of the Sony a7

In designing anything, usability is what you try to incorporate into the thing being designed. Functionality is always more important than what a product looks like.