Yea, "mustache guy" was a little annoying but his info, while superficial wasn't wrong, I think.
And, the guy making the camera is taking the path of making his camera out of materiel he has made him self--as I watched this video, I did think that to make a basic pinhole camera can be much simpler and certainly look a bit more elegant. But, I'm not making my own foam board or paper either.
Also, this guy (Andy) is not a "camera" person, so I can and do forgive the crudity of his construction.
Steve, I'm not taking your post as criticizing me but I am taking my reply to your post as a way to further explain why I thought it worth posting.
I watch these videos not as a way to learn camera building but more as a prompt to remind me that I don't have to
bemoan my lack of some specific skill or to not attempt something but that , instead, I ought to realize that, a seriously basic level of skill with some interest and research, I probably can actually make something useful to me. Certainly not any kind of commercial product, just something to further my own interests.
(Though, watching the man use his planer was a bit painful, I think a basic shop class somewhere along the way would have helped him out quite a bit!)
Originally Posted by Steve M.
Darn. I was hoping for something besides a highly annoying video. The mustache was ridiculous!
I'm not criticizing the op at all for posting this because we need more creative, outside-the-box posts for sure, but the individual's camera was really lame and poorly made. There have been some beautiful, beautiful LF cameras made by people. No, maybe they didn't make their own lens and shutter, but to make a simple shutter and lens is not difficult. Yes, they used pre made film holders, but that is not impossible to make either. Some of the totally homemade pinhole cameras out there are works of art.
The guy who made this camera needs to research what has already been made (even if it's just spending 5 minutes on google) before making any more videos.