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Ilford Obscura Pinhole Camera Kit

BH #ILOPHCK • MFR #1174029
Ilford
Ilford Obscura Pinhole Camera Kit
Key Features
  • Film, Paper, and Accessories Included
  • Accepts 4 x 5" Film or Paper
  • Wide-Angle 87mm Focal Length
  • Chemically-Etched 0.3mm Pinhole
The Ilford Obscura Pinhole Camera Kit is a 4 x 5" format camera that accepts either sheet film or photo paper to create unique imagery that exhibits nearly limitless depth of field and requires no focusing. This kit includes 10 sheets of 4 x 5" Ilford Delta 100 Professional film, and 20 sheets of 4 x 5" Ilford Multigrade IV RC paper. The camera's design holds film or paper in position in the rear of the body and positions it as such to create a small border surrounding the image.
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If there are no film backs used how do you change ...

If there are no film backs used how do you change film in the field? It doesn't seem very practical if I have to use a dark bag to add new film.
Asked by: John
You will need a film changing bag or tent to properly change film in the field. For example, https://bhpho.to/3gHObwO
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2022-01-08

Why use a film holder with this camera?

Why use a film holder with this camera?
Asked by: Pedro
There is no film holder needed for this camera, as you infer. The holders listed under accessories, are listed in error.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-06-08

Which Film backs are compatible with this?

Which Film backs are compatible with this?
Asked by: Reuben
No film back needed , you mount the 4X5 film in the box
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-02-09

where can I buy more of the same paper or ...

where can I buy more of the same paper or (Multigrade V) without paying for 500+ sheets?
Asked by: Calvin
The closest paper you can get the Ilford Multigrade IV RC Portfolio Paper (Glossy, 4 x 6", 25 Sheets), BH # ILP1K4625S. https://bhpho.to/3m70iDf
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2020-12-12

Is this the type of paper you can put directly ...

Is this the type of paper you can put directly into the camera, or is it strictly for enlarger/contact sheet?
Asked by: Michael
You can choose to expose either film or paper, or use the paper for enlarging/printing/contact sheets. It's totally up to you! With the Ilford Obscura Pinhole camera, you can use the provided 20 sheets 4x5" Ilford Multigrade IV RC Paper to make paper negatives. The pros of shooting with paper is that you can load it in a darkroom with a safelight (easier loading), but the cons are pretty significant, such as lower ASA, limited tonal reproduction, and a more difficult reprinting workflow.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2022-03-23

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How is the negative developed?
Asked by: Anonymous
If you want to develop it yourself, search online for a PDF from Ilford called Processing Your First Black & White Film . You'll need a darkroom. Also developer, stop bath and fixer; all three chemicals can be purchased from B&H. A developing tank is handy, but not required. You can use glass baking trays to hold the chemicals and develop by hand (wear rubber gloves). But the room must be completely dark; the slightest light, even the dial on a wristwatch, will fog or ruin film. I started developing in a bathroom with thick black plastic covering the door. It worked well.If you want to print your negative, you can use the same stop bath and fixer, but buy paper developer. You can also use that to develop Harmon Direct Positive Paper, DPP, that should come with the Obscura kit. You can use a darkroom safe light, or red light, with paper. B&H also sells those. With a 4 x5 negative, you don't have to have an enlarger, just place the negative flat on the paper and expose it to light. This produces a contact print. Drop that in the developer and watch the magic.
Answered by: David B.
Date published: 2021-03-27
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