The latest model of the famous ‘Earl Grey’ pinhole camera has finally arrived. This is the QD [Quick & Dirty] version, which takes a whopping 20 minutes to assemble. The hardest part is drilling the hole in the bottom of the camera with a quarter inch drill, to provide an opening for the pinhole. Although extremely costly and time consuming ‘by eye’ measurements were made to determine the absolute center of the bottom of the camera, the drill slipped at the last moment and the pinhole opening is off center. This unique feature provides the camera with an unusual ‘point of view’ and thus makes this model extremely valuable since it is the only model in the world with this feature.
Other than the electric drill for the pinhole aperture opening, these are the all the tools and material required to assemble this precision camera:
The camera can be operated in the sheet film or panorama mode. In the sheet film mode a precision piece of hand cut RC enlarging paper is inserted in to the metal lid. In the panorama mode a longer precision hand-cut piece is inserted into the camera body itself.Please note the logo on our lid, we have been proudly making pinhole camera bodies since 1706!
After extensive testing we can report that exposures under a partly cloudy Florida sun, using antique Ilford MG RC paper, are precisely 2 seconds determined by saying, “a thousand and one, a thousand and two,” in rapid succession, while opening and closing the precision blue tape shutter. An added benefit of using panorama mode are the shutter and thumb or possible forefinger outlines becoming part of your image, making it that much more personal.
All cameras are warranted for the entire life of a pot of Earl Grey tea.