Pinhole photography on my 30d

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by nagoshua, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. nagoshua

    nagoshua TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2007
    Messages:
    149
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I read a guide in a magazine on how to turn my bodycap into a pinhole lens... just wondering how you get the initial hole bang in the center (so far ive only found mathematic equations and theres a reason i got a C in maths lol) and from there i have read that i should use some tin foil or aluminium from a can and pierce it with a needle, any ways to get this hole just right?

    Is this all just a case of trial and error?
     
  2. logan9967

    logan9967 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2008
    Messages:
    611
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    hey, do you think you could find this article? i want to get another body cap and try it :p

    also that being said, i don't know how much dust and debris can get in through a pinhole, but microscopically is this the best for the internals of the camera?
     
  3. nagoshua

    nagoshua TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2007
    Messages:
    149
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    prolly not but my sensor needs a clean anyways!!
     
  4. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    May 19, 2003
    Messages:
    6,190
    Likes Received:
    22
    Location:
    Hollywood, FLA USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    You can buy pinhole lens for most common 35mm cameras from Freestyle or www.holgamods.com/
     
  5. patrickt

    patrickt TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2007
    Messages:
    312
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Oaxaca, Mexico
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I'm not sure it matters. I was taking some shots and when I looked at the results I had an excellent shot but most of the frame was black. The shot was centered because I centered it through the viewfinder. Then I realized I had the lens cap on and had drilled a hole to make a tether point for the lens cap.
     
  6. Happy Hour

    Happy Hour TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2007
    Messages:
    453
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Chicago IL
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I don't think this works on a D-slr only film. I might be wrong, I have used this on film and it worked fine but I cannot get it to work on my D bodies
     
  7. logan9967

    logan9967 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2008
    Messages:
    611
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    hows the quality really? there sample pictures look terrible
     
  8. nagoshua

    nagoshua TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2007
    Messages:
    149
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    i read an article in digital photography magazine that it is possible on a dslr and the pictures come out pretty mint, so i thought id give it a try.

    I was also wondering what kind of general rules can you use for exposure in pinhole photography?
     
  9. bango707

    bango707 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2007
    Messages:
    124
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Downtown LA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    like you said trial and error. Im guessing you would set your shutter to bulb, open the little "shutter'' on your lens cap for 15,20,30 seconds and see which one you like best.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

30d pinhole

,
best pinhole for 30d
,

canon 30d pinhole

,
making 30d into pinhole
,
pinhole cap for 30 d