A paper pinhole camera published as a cut out in the 70’s in former Czechoslovakia, wich was distributed along with the magazine ABC. Dirkon Camera. now this is something. apparently back in the s when communism was all the rage, it was hard to get a hold of decent. The Dirkon pinhole 35mm camera is made entirely from paper cut from a template by designers Martin Pilný, Mirek Kolář and Richard.

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The name Dirkon is a play on words based on the combination of the parts of two words: This is why the camera makes a certain generation of Czechs wax poetic. Our editors dirjon review your materials and follow up with you via email as soon as possible. Take your lenses off as we celebrate World Pinhole Day!

The camera must be cut out of stiffer paper than ordinary office paper or thin card. Herr Willie, who goes by the moniker wil6ka, dirokn an ardent globetrotter and passionate film photographer.

SinceCzechoslovakia has been no more. It was a black square box canera to a chunk of plastic — no class: Poke a hole in the foil with a needle, put the cap on your camera body and use it as if it were a manual lens.

MAKE, popular diron, hackaday, engadget, fallon, braincraft Very fun project for the summer time!! Looks pretty good, although not really sure of the use besides novelty. Please check your email. By using our website and services, you expressly agree to the placement of our performance, functionality and advertising cookies. Huawei Pay mobile payment service for United States. The design was significantly improved by sticking on a thin piece of metal with a hole, rather than making the hole in the paper, as described in the instructions.


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To jumpstart this all-analogue experience, let’s revisit some tipsters and interviews about the pinhole movement. By Phillip Torrone Phillip Torrone.

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A fully functional paper pinhole camera from Communist Czechoslovakia is revisited by an English student. Very few good magazines were available and were difficult to get hold of, so people would borrow and exchange them when given the opportunity.

The Dirkon, a paper camera kit, was distrubuted through a magazine during a time when publications were controlled by the state. But first a few notes which David has jotted down after his experience with making it, which you might find useful.


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Get the Magazine Make: Welcome to the Make: The name Dirkon is a play on words based on the combination of the parts of two words: The ex-sovereign state was camea split into two independent countries, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

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Thanks for signing up. David didn’t follow this suggestion, however, since he wanted to experience the real magic of Dirkon photography. Ansel Adams actually discusses building pinhole cameras like this one in his book, The Camera, although not in nearly dirkoon much detail and without the handy schematics.

I wonder if this idea could be extended to making a simple old movie camera like a Bolex the Dolex?