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Pinhole cameras

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Hodders, 25 Jul 2006.

  1. Hodders

    Mobster

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    I remember when I was younger making a pinhole camera out of a shoe box and some BW paper.

    I remember massive depth of focus and loonnnggg exposure times.

    I thought I would try the same thing with my 300D... One bit of kitchen foil and a pin later I came up with this (it also does a v.good job of showing up sensor dust :-( :

    So this was taken with just the body, no lens and the silver foil over the 'hole' where the lens attaches !

    Not quite L glass, So who can do better ;)

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  2. Hodders

    Mobster

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    No one - I thought this would be fun !
     
  3. RichDay

    Wise Guy

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    LOL! I might give this a go sometime. Did you use a tripod?
     
  4. Hodders

    Mobster

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    Ended up with about 0.5s exposure times so just held the camera against the wall....

    I think the 'circleness' of the hole is important for sharpness !
     
  5. themask70

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    Meh, doesnt rly do anything for me.
     
  6. Dunks

    Sgarrista

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    Got yourself a soft copy there mate ;)
     
  7. A.N.Other

    Sgarrista

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    Surprisingly good, considering ...
     
  8. ichabod crane

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    It really does show up the crap on the sensor!

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