Sunday, March 23, 2008
The Lazy Man pinhole
In my opinion it kind of defeats the point of a pinhole camera, the simple box, no lens, and light sensitive medium, but its gives the photos the same soft focus and color. I spent several hours making different size holes trying to get the focus right. DSLRs are only about 5cm deep so the hole had to be super small to be correctly focused. I used aluminum flashing (you can get it at Home Depot) for the hole. Took an old body cap and drilled hole through it and taped the aluminum pieces in till I found the size I was looking for, then I epoxied it in, covering it with black tape so it didn't reflect. Heres an image with it. If anyone would like to give it a try, I have plenty of the Flashing left (it only came in big sheets) and I think I have a system down. Its quite easy to make, except for the time test. Or you can buy one online from a couple of places for $30+.