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Pinhole digital photography

This sounds a brilliant idea to give new purpose to that aging digital camera languishing in the cupboard.

https://www.howtogeek.com/161794/how...igital-camera/

Also, a great way to check for sensor dust
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Re: Pinhole digital photography

Looks like fun Should work well with the live composite/bulb modes which I've never really tried.

A body cap from eBay comes in at 99p from China or 1.99 from UK.
One on the way!



I bought a Holga lens a while back - it's a great antidote to the clincal cleanliness of super sharp lenses. You can't get a clean image so you stop trying.
Worth the 10 I spent.
Here are some of the better outcomes....

https://flic.kr/s/aHsjXCFUjv
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Re: Pinhole digital photography

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Looks like fun Should work well with the live composite/bulb modes which I've never really tried.

A body cap from eBay comes in at 99p from China or 1.99 from UK.
One on the way!



I bought a Holga lens a while back - it's a great antidote to the clincal cleanliness of super sharp lenses. You can't get a clean image so you stop trying.
Worth the 10 I spent.
Here are some of the better outcomes....

https://flic.kr/s/aHsjXCFUjv
That Holga looks fun, pure 100% plastic as well. You've got me tempted and I can see an order transaction very soon.
(What turned me off digital was exactly what you said, the clinical sharpness of super sharp lenses. There has been discussion about the lack of quality of M4/3 compared to other systems, DR etc, but for me M4/3 is more than good, meaning it's too good, I want degraded images like they've been shot through the bottom of a beer glass.)

Can I ask regarding the body cap you've ordered, does that come pre-engineered with a small hole required for pinhole, eg f/300. In the article referenced in the OP it talks about inverted caps for wide angle effect.
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Re: Pinhole digital photography

Pin hole images tend to be very soft on small sensors. I've tried them on both APSC & MFT and the results aren't impressive. Even so they can be interesting to try.
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Re: Pinhole digital photography

Nik Analogue Effects does a passable impression of light leaks and pinholes.

Still, DXO have started charging for them, so I suggest chucking any available m4/3 body down the nearest hill to achieve the necessary effect for free.
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Pin hole images tend to be very soft on small sensors. I've tried them on both APSC & MFT and the results aren't impressive. Even so they can be interesting to try.
That makes sense, ah well!
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Re: Pinhole digital photography

Digital pinhole always seems a bit pointless to me. And even more so fake pinhole effects. You can't beat a 'proper' pinhole photo.


Taken with a 5x4 pinhole camera on Fomapan
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Nik Analogue Effects does a passable impression of light leaks and pinholes.

Still, DXO have started charging for them, so I suggest chucking any available m4/3 body down the nearest hill to achieve the necessary effect for free.
Certainly will once a major fault occurs, or maybe in the brown recycling bin.

Ok, my fall back... Film.
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Digital pinhole always seems a bit pointless to me. And even more so fake pinhole effects. You can't beat a 'proper' pinhole photo.


Taken with a 5x4 pinhole camera on Fomapan
Fabulous image, game set and match!
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Fabulous image, game set and match!
Haha, thanks
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Haha, thanks
It is said that photography is a journey, not a destination; how true!
On the home of analogue photography I have been following a thread on 'salt printing'. The results are phenomenal.
This might be interesting: http://www.alternativephotography.co...ing-the-print/
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It is said that photography is a journey, not a destination; how true!
On the home of analogue photography I have been following a thread on 'salt printing'. The results are phenomenal.
This might be interesting: http://www.alternativephotography.co...ing-the-print/
I'd love to try salt printing - and platinum/palladian. But I'd need to get a 10x8 camera. I have three 5x4 cameras but while 5x4 might be a good place to start I'd pretty soon want to do bigger. And using digital negatives would be out of the question for me. If I was going to do it at all it would have to be fully analog. And right now all my resources are going into Hasselblad H System kit so 10x8 is out of the question for the moment.

At some point in the future though I'd love to give it a try.

There's a young* photographer locally who specialises in alternative techniques, especially wet plate collodian. He's even taken my portrait, and I very rarely get in front of anyone's lens!
https://www.garethjarvis.com/

* Young compared to me, that is!
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Re: Pinhole digital photography

It's on my list too, but I intend to make do with my 5x4.

If it turns out that's not big enough I'll have to jury rig a really overblown camera - with the right lens A1 might be semi practical
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I'd love to try salt printing - and platinum/palladian. But I'd need to get a 10x8 camera. I have three 5x4 cameras but while 5x4 might be a good place to start I'd pretty soon want to do bigger. And using digital negatives would be out of the question for me. If I was going to do it at all it would have to be fully analog. And right now all my resources are going into Hasselblad H System kit so 10x8 is out of the question for the moment.

At some point in the future though I'd love to give it a try.

There's a young* photographer locally who specialises in alternative techniques, especially wet plate collodian. He's even taken my portrait, and I very rarely get in front of anyone's lens!
https://www.garethjarvis.com/

* Young compared to me, that is!
Trying to work out which one is you, Roger

So much to explore in photography, especially fine art photography. Hope I live long enough to do the things I should have done many many years ago.

On the subject of Hasselblad Im trying desperately to resist the GAS. Will I succumb?
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Re: Pinhole digital photography

As far as pinhole photography on m43 goes, the ones which use a modified body cap have quite a long effective focal length.

What is interesting is that this was actually addressed by a pinhole lens with a recessed pinhole called the PinWide which was specifically produced for micro four thirds a while back and is reviewed below:

The Phoblographer

I do actually have one in the cupboard somewhere - this makes me want to dig it back up!
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