Hack an Old Camera for Full Frame Sprocket Hole-style Pics

By Jason Fitzpatrick on March 25th, 2011

If you’re looking for a weekend project that dabbles in vintage camera and film tricks, this tutorial shows you how to hack an old and cheap medium format camera to fully expose 35mm film.

It’s a unique effect that allows you to turn expose the entire piece of 35 mm film, to the sprocket holes and beyond. If you’ve never heard of this style of photography before, be sure to check out the 35mm Spocket Hole pool on Flickr to see the neat effects people are creating with it. If the pool catches your interest hit up the link below to learn how to create your own sprocket hole images.

35mm Sprocket Hole Panoramic Photos [Instructables via Make]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 03/25/11
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