ONDU Mk II Pinhole Kickstarter

Discussion in 'Alternative Techniques & Photo Gallery' started by limr, May 18, 2015.

  1. limr

    limr Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2013
    Messages:
    16,517
    Likes Received:
    8,800
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    These guys are in Slovenia and make beautiful, handmade wooden pinhole cameras. The pinholes are beautiful - precise and smooth, optimally-sized. I've got the 35mm one from their first campaign. It makes really lovely images and the overall design and function is sound. There were some issues, however, that seem to have been addressed and corrected for a second Kickstarter campaign. The film sat very tightly in the camera and it was sometimes hard to advance/rewind, and often the film would scratch. They've fixed these issues, added a field-of-view marker on top, and a stop for the lever that acts as a shutter. Though I'm happy enough with my 35mm, I regretted not getting a 6x6, so this time around, that's what I got for myself. And an early bird, too, so I got a discount ;)

    Anyway it's a gorgeous camera. Did I mention handmade wood? And a great way to get into pinhole photography if you haven't already.

    And no, I don't get anything out of this - I just thought I'd share in case anyone was interested.

    ONDU Pinhole Cameras Mk II by ONDU Kickstarter

    A few images from my 35mm:

    7-hour exposure
    [​IMG]
    Xmas Tree
    by limrodrigues, on Flickr

    About 2 seconds:
    [​IMG]
    Wasting film
    by limrodrigues, on Flickr

    I think this was maybe 20-30 seconds:
    [​IMG]
    Waterfall
    by limrodrigues, on Flickr

    And an idea of what the 6x6 can do in the hands of a skilled photographer:
    One subject - one roll Jomfruland - Pinholes


     
    • Like Like x 4
  2. vintagesnaps

    vintagesnaps Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2013
    Messages:
    6,279
    Likes Received:
    1,826
    Location:
    US
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I'll have to go take a look. The only Kickstarter I did was for the Petzval lens til I got a camera obscura the other day, another lovely wooden box. The campaign was done but it was possible to still get in on it at the same price with all the goodies.

    Thanks for the info. They have hockey in Slovenia too.
     
  3. snowbear

    snowbear Big Furball Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2006
    Messages:
    12,809
    Likes Received:
    4,442
    Location:
    SoMD
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Those are sweet.
     
  4. limr

    limr Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2013
    Messages:
    16,517
    Likes Received:
    8,800
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    If I had real money, I'd probably get the 8x10. How cool would that be?? :D
     
  5. vintagesnaps

    vintagesnaps Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2013
    Messages:
    6,279
    Likes Received:
    1,826
    Location:
    US
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Beyond cool. Get one.


    You know, it's not hard to spend other people's money... go for it! lol
     
  6. webestang64

    webestang64 No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    May 15, 2013
    Messages:
    973
    Likes Received:
    448
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO. USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Those cameras they make look very nice. Thanks for posting.
     
  7. Oculus

    Oculus TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2016
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    Austria
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit


    I actually remember I wanted to back this project on Kickstarter, but sadly I forgot about it and by the time I remember the project was (thankfully) funded and had ended. It's great seeing it on here. Also just checked their page, and oh boy have their cameras come a long way (I didn't know about the second campaign). It really is fascinating. I just put 6x17 my wish list. :D
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

ondu for sale