How does the “Ghetto Pinhole” stand up to German Engineering?

On Sunday I took my aluminium foil pinhole and a “Monochrom Subjektiv Pancake” (link in German to a shop – I get nothing from them) with a laser drilled pinhole to the Weser and took some shots.

I’ll show the Subjektiv in the next episode in detail. The pinhole has a diameter of 0.28mm and a whopping 1/f=159. My aluminium foil should have about 1/f=240.

And now compare:

“Ghetto” (3 sec exposure – JPG direct out of the camera)

“Subjektiv” (2 sec exposure – JPG direct out of the camera)

“Subjektiv” (2 sec exposure – JPG direct out of the camera)

“Ghetto” (3 sec exposure – JPG direct out of the camera)

Not really bad for a quick hack!

The Subjektiv has 3 much more elaborate and fancy lenses – so this was really unfair…….

Episode 200: Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day

tip of the pin
Download the Video! (7:15, 63MB)

And here is the mythical Episode 200 – in a quite different form than planned. Years later, shabby audio and short. I am still on a steep conversion course with my workflow – and completely out of routine. Even the video is partly out of focus….

This Sunday (tomorrow!) is the Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day.

In the video I demonstrate a quick and dirty way to convert an expensive digitial camera to a cheap quality pinhole camera.

Episode 201 will cover the background for this stuff – but this has to go up now!
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