Pinhole Photography

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by Lephty, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. Lephty

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    I took the body when there is no lense on and drilled a .5mm hole in the center to try out pinhole photography. Here are a couple quick shots I took. I haven't had any time to really set up a good shot or do any editing so these are all I have for now, stay tuned for others. Let me know what you think so far.

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    uh wut am i looking at?
     
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    haha, very meaningful converstaion.
    But in fact I love your second shot!

    It looks mysterious and tfairytale-like)
    I would think it was taken in my dream)
     
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    If you want a real challange, make an adjustible pinhole camera that is about 2 feet long and collapsable. You will have the equivalant of a 38-600mm lens. (I did that in high school).
     
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    Man, oh man! Have you seen Zeb Andrews' photography?! Holy crap! Zeb Andrews Photography this guy takes SUCH AWESOME pinhole photography!
     
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    Fun shots.

    You're 0.5mm hole probably works out to someting around f/80-90, a little "fast" for best pinhole results. You probably want to try something about a stop or two slower (0.35-0.25mm).

    Also, simply drilling the relatively thick body cap leads to the vignetting you are seeing. You might trying a larger (4-10mm) hole in the cap and covering the hole with a thin sheet of metal (shim brass or aluminum foil), putting the pinhole in the thinner material.

    check out:

    KODAK: How to Make a Pinhole Camera - Can Or Box

    Pinhole
     
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    Thanks for the info. I actually have a full machine shop at work at have ordered at .25mm drill bit. As soon as I get that I am picking up another body cap and going to be doing to precision machining to make a perfect hole with a proper countersink so that the material is not so think. I will post pictures as soon as I get this done.
     

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