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Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by guzziknight, Jul 12, 2011.
Anyone seen this yet? Might be fun, especially for $40!
The Pinwide Micro 4/3 Pinhole Lens
I don't know... I think there could be higher quality MF lenses for $40...
Never really understood pinhole lenses, except maybe as a cool self-made physics illustration, but in this case I would say it's being self-made that makes it cool, why pay for it?
Seems the difference between the center part of the image and the vignetted corners too much for my tastes...
Pinholes are fun... IF u experiment by yourself with some black paper, blu-tack and a needle. Pay for it readymade, and you missed the whole fun.
As for pinhole optical quality, it IS a joke: even Leonardo D.V. knew that any magnifier/loupe would do better. Field diaphragm optional, though recommended.
I think you are referring to this lens.
Got one and love it! Needs a sunny day ( or a tripod )
Yep, didn't realize this had been posted before. Thanks!
I Have one Wanderlust Pinhole, and love this pinhole.
One of my friend Bought this Rising Pinhole for Micro FourThirds and it seems that it is doing well
Played around with a few body cap pinholes... fun stuff (and cheap).
Kevin, what a fun video. I might need to play around with that. It's been years since I've worked with pinholes and that was using ASA 10 paper and film ASA 25-160, some with f/292. It never occurred to me to use digital at ISO 3600.
Thanks mate, whole evening routine ruined thanks to you and Midnight Special (Vol 30) now playing on iTunes. I did a Google on pinholes the other day and found various ways of making a workable lens, mostly using a cap. I use a Holga and love experimenting with anything I can lay my hands on, also bought a set of ancient 46mm filters which fit the 20mm. Great vid by the way.
Truly the fun is in the making. You are not limited to just one hole. Here is one with 4. It is 15 years old so please forgive the IQ. Sorry it's so crappy. Poor scanner and 5th generation image.
4 pinhole with film. Car is parked.
Single pinhole with film. "Water Park" - the Gary, In waste water treatment facility
Bob -If you're into pinhole, here is the most definitive source.
Another company that makes pinhole lenses is Skink.
shop - Skink Pinhole Pancake - skink pinhole pancake - homepage & blog skinkphoto -
One advantage to this lens is that you can switch the inner plate to a zone or sieve lens as well. Bit expensive but looks to be well made. I have seen them listed on ebay.
Slr magic also makes one that is 12mm and has glass covering the hole to prevent dust from reaching the sensor, which I would find appealing if i was in the market for one. Though I suppose that may affect the image.
It can be seen on eBay. Here is a link to a review if anyone is interested:
Review: SLR Magic x Toy Lens Pinhole for Micro Four Thirds
I bought a used Pinwide quite a while back here on the forum. It takes a lot of light, but it's fun to play with. It's sturdier and safer than homemade pinhole lenses - it has a lens-type insert so that dust can't get into the camera body. It comes in a nice little metal can that's easy to toss in a camera bag.
Dust isn't a problem. With a flange focal distance is 19.25mm, the diameter of a correctly focused pinhole is 0.14625mm (0.00575") producing an aperture of f/94. A glass cover is essentially worthless.