Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by SRHEdD, May 5, 2011.

  1. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 24, 2011
    Viera, Florida USA
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    So why can't I make a tiny little hole in the center of a body cap to make a pinhole "lens"?
  2. phillygoat

    phillygoat Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 17, 2011
    You can and should :)

    Easiest way is to drill a hole, and then place some tin foil over that hole then poke a very tiny hole in that tinfoil. Boom, pinhole lens. There is math you can learn if you want to make a hole at the exact right aperture for the focal length of your pinhole, but don't sweat that too much. Just experiment and have fun.

    FWIW, I made my own "pinwide" by cutting a hole in a body cap with a dremel, and then attaching it to the concave bottom of a soda can to get my pinhole close to the sensor. It's not pretty, but it works great.

    DIY Wide Angle Pinhole by Mr Lunatic Fringe, on Flickr
  3. Aushiker

    Aushiker Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 12, 2014
    Fremantle, Western Australia
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    Just saw this video from Tony and Chelsea. Will have to get a second body cap and give it a go.