My latest attempt to make a 120 Populist without doing any customization is this 45mm. I gave away the last 45mm Populist I made. The graphics do look a little lined up, but it was easy stuff and I didn't do anything like modifying parts or insetting the design into the shutter.
I used hollow point punches to make the holes in both the taking and counting shutters. I'm surprised how much it bothers me that both shutters look alike. The brown card stock is showing on the counting shutter so they're a little different. I've ordered a square punch.
The pinhole is one of the .26mm I made when doing the Space Dust 30mm camera.
It's an extremely nice camera. Light-tight without any extra lightproofing. Shutter is easy to grab with gloves on and push closed. The film advanced like buttah and stayed flat at the image plane.
The film is Arista.edu 100, by the way. I've used it a lot in the past but not for a few years. Not too shabby for cheap film.
I had both cameras in my pockets on several recent adventures.
At home with the filtered sunlight in the living room with a variety of textures and surfaces.
Working with the 30mm and the 45mm at the same time really brings out how hard ultrawide angle is to preview in my head and how easy and intuitive it is at 45mm, which is still pretty wide angle. Next I'm going to make a 60mm.