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DIY Pinhole SQUARE Instant Film Camera Kit for Self Assembly

DIY Pinhole SQUARE Instant Film Camera Kit for Self Assembly

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Journey into the world of pinhole photography: Build, understand, and use your vintage SQUARE format instant film camera with bellows!

Introducing Jollylook Pinhole SQUARE: The Instant Film Camera DIY Kit!

It’s a functional camera. It’s a project. It’s a puzzle. It’s a model all in one. 

The Jollylook Pinhole SQUARE is an innovative, eco-friendly DIY kit that lets photography enthusiasts create their own instant film camera from scratch. Designed with the vintage aesthetics and the charm of classic photography, this kit aims to make the process of camera-building and picture-taking a hands-on, educational, and enriching experience.

Key Features:
- Unique Pinhole Mechanism: Bypass traditional lenses and focus light using a minuscule pinhole for dreamy, standout images.
- Eco-friendly & Sustainable: Made from durable, recyclable materials like FSC-certified plywood. It is painted with natural oils, waxes, and renewable plant-based materials.
- High-Quality Imagery: Despite its DIY nature, expect professional-grade, captivating photos.
- Compact & Portable: Ideal for on-the-move snapshots and creative photography sessions.
- Comprehensive Kit: Comes with all essential parts and a step-by-step video guide, ensuring a smooth assembly process.

- Assembly Time: 120 min

- Assembly Complexity: 4,5/5

This project is not just a DIY kit but an educational journey, a nod to the rich history of photography, and an exploration of the joy of creating something with your own hands. It's a perfect gift for photographers, hobbyists, students, educators, and anyone who appreciates the intersection of art and science.

The Kit Includes:

  1. Paper bag with camera parts - 8 Pcs.
  2. Handmade artificial leather bellows - 1 pcs.
  3. Fresnel lens (Viewfinder) - 1 pcs.
  4. Pinhole with 0.38 mm diameter - 1 pcs.
  5. Manual development mechanism (includes metal crank) - 1 pcs.
  6. Felt light shield - 2 pcs.
  7. 6 mm Assembly Screws - 48 pcs.
  8. Silicon parts for locks - 7 pcs.
  9. Wooden locks - 5 pcs.
  10.  Standard 1/4" tripod nut - 1 pcs.
  11.  Natural wax - 1 pcs.
  12.  Fine-grain sandpaper - 1 pcs.
  13. Spare parts - 5 pcs.
  14. Instruction manual - 1 pcs.

Not Included: Screwdriver Phillips PH0, Instax Mini Film Cassette

The Jollylook Pinhole SQUARE camera uses the popular Fujifilm's Instax SQUARE film, allowing you to witness the magic of a photo developing right in front of your eyes. The camera's design allows for manual exposure control, giving users the freedom to adjust to different lighting conditions for the perfect shot.

Assembled Camera Specifications:

- Dimensions Folded: 80 x 110 x 145 mm (3,1 x 4.3 x 5.7 inch)

- Dimensions Unfolded: 208 x 110 x 145 mm (8,1 x 4.3 x 5.7 inch)

- Material: Biodegradable Natural Wood Fiber

- Color: Stained Brown/Natural Wood

- Pinhole Diameter: 0.38 mm

- Versatile Focal Length: 50 to 110 mm

- Compatible Film: Fujifilm Instax Square

- Image Development: Manual operation

- Photo Size: 62 x 62 mm (2.4 x 2.4 inch)

- Power Supply: n/a, Fully Mechanical

- Weight: 500  g.

The Jollylook Pinhole SQUARE is an eco-friendly, folding instant film camera that uses Fujifilm Instax SQUARE film. It allows you to experience the joy of creating memories while building and customizing your very own instant camera. Whether you're a photography fan, a DIY enthusiast, or simply looking for a unique gift, Jollylook Pinhole SQUARE is the perfect blend of creativity, fun, and education.

Delivery & Returns

Please allow 10 days for your order to arrive. We ship the products from one of our warehouses in the USA or Europe, depending on delivery address and stock availability. This means sometimes you have to wait a little longer to get your order but it's always worth it!

Returns are easy, simply contact us for a return and send your item to us. We'll get you a replacement or refund in a snap!

Find out more about our returns policy here!

Eco Friendly

Our team is united by the passion for creating magic in people’s everyday lives while using eco-friendly materials and recreating the planet’s ecosystem.

At Jollylook, we contribute 1% of our revenue to carbon removal

We believe businesses can play a critically important role in helping fight climate change and we’re proud to fund next-generation carbon removal.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Larry Davis
Great Project Love The Finished Camera

I first built 2 of the pinhole cameras that use the regular Instax mini film. I thought I would like the square one also. Jollylook is a great company. I needed a part because I messed one up, and they sent me 2. Taking pictures with the camera is so much fun, getting use to the shutter is a learning experience. If your into photography you must build one of these cameras to appreciate how the old photographers had to figure out. I love these cameras!!!!

Martin Gutzelnig
A great idea!

The package arrived very quickly. The do-it-yourself camera fully meets expectations. A great idea! I'm looking forward to a DIY camera with a lens! A box camera would be a wonderful addition to the portfolio.

Sacha Lamont

It is a wonderful project. The kit is a well thought out package, done with meticulous attention to detail. It is so much fun to assemble, and camera works delightfully. Truly amazing!

Thank you so much for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you find our project wonderful and the kit well thought out!

Mark S
Just Got Mine

My Jollylook arrived Nov 15, so I haven’t yet started assembly. However, I did unpack the kit and look over the instructions. Kit looks well organized with clear pictorial instructions. I’m going to assemble today!

Great! Thanks for your feedback, hope you enjoyed the assembly and have already taken cool photos with our DIY Pinhole SQUARE Instant Film Camera Kit!

Jorge Pereira
Some details

First of all, I would like to inform you that I received the camera but it was missing parts, which I have already ordered to send. The concept is undoubtedly interesting, but the services are very weak, not only in the delay in sending the equipment, which lasted several months, but also in the lack of solutions presented.