This wooden hand-crank camera might be the most fun I've ever used

Jollylook Pinhole camera
(Image credit: James Artaius)

While my first love is mirrorless photography, I'm a huge geek for both instant photography and vintage cameras. Which is why I jumped on the chance to get my hands on the new (well, 'new-old') camera from Jollylook – and it's flat out one of the most fun cameras I've ever used.

In case you missed it (in which case, you can read my earlier story for all the details), the Jollylook Pinhole is a vintage-style bellows camera, made from wood, that uses Instax Mini film and captures images by pinhole exposure. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.