Eddie Gunks , May 28, 2007; 09:10 a.m.
while you are waiting to acquire all the "extra" you may want to give pinhole shooting a try. once you have your box you can just tape in a neg or some photo paper. it will get you going till you get the rest of your stuff together. check out f295.org. lots of great info and a good DYI section too. also google pinhole designer for other info.
as for a lens, you can get a barrel lens with no shutter. they are cheap and work well. good luck