In preparation for the great day, a few of us met up yesterday to have some pinhole fun, and create our own pinhole lenses, using a body cap with a hole drilled into it, a pinhole taped onto the inside, and then a clear UV filter stuck to the front to prevent any dust getting inside the camera body.
I was a wuss and bought the Lensbaby pinhole/zoneplate optic in preparation, as I was loath to give up any precious body caps. But I did watch a bunch of other pinholes get made.
Seems like the smaller the pinhole, the sharper the image. Not sure if that's totally accurate. Lensbaby says their pinhole is f/177.
|Lensbaby pinhole, f/177, 50mm, ISO 200, 1.6 seconds on a tripod.|
The long exposure times mean you can do some fun stuff with your models, as soon as you throw out the idea that anything is going to be sharp. Sharp is for other lenses, not for pinhole. But motion is fun.
|Lensbaby pinhole, f/177, 50mm, ISO 320, 8 seconds.|
|Lensbaby pinhole, f/177, 50mm, ISO 320, 10 seconds.|
|Lensbaby pinhole, f/177, 50mm, ISO 640, 10 seconds|
|Lensbaby zoneplate, f/19, 50mm, ISO 1000, 1/8s.|
Happy Early World Pinhole Photography Day!