The Pinwide - 11mm Pinhole Photography for Micro 4/3

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by Amin Sabet, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    I received an email from Wanderlust Cameras about the development of a wide angle pinhole cap for Micro 4/3 cameras called the Pinwide:

    pinwide-three-up.

    The Pinwide is an 11mm pinhole cap. They achieved this wide angle of view by recessing the pinhole within the camera as shown in the above graphics.

    I placed my pre-order after browsing through their image samples: Wanderlust Cameras : Gallery

    The Pinwide is both wider (11mm vs 18mm) and less expensive ($39 shipped vs $60 plus shipping) than the Skink Pinhole cap currently sold on Ebay, but there is a catch. Wanderlust Cameras will only be able to manufacture the Pinwide for sale if they receive ~150 pre-orders. You will not be charged unless the project is funded.

    I hope some of you will join me in pre-ordering, because I'd really like to get my Pinwide!

    More information: Wanderlust Cameras : Pinwide

    Pre-order: Pinwide cap for Micro 4/3 by Wanderlust Cameras — Kickstarter
     
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  2. Gwendal

    Gwendal Mu-43 Veteran

    300
    Jun 6, 2010
    Let's face it - their Gallery is gorgeous ! Always had that Skink Pinhole somewhere in the back of my mind, what they have here looks like an even better option - I'm #39, thanks for the pointer !
     
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  3. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    I'm in there. This could be interesting on the street with high ISO.
    I see a new Image Quest on the horizon...
     
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  4. pdh

    pdh Mu-43 Top Veteran

    598
    May 6, 2010
    I'm tempted ... perhaps I'll head home to attack my spare body-cap with a nail ... mind you, $40 isn't a whole lot to invest

    EDIT: Done, #45 I think (how do you know? Or did I miss something?)
     
  5. linkedit

    linkedit Mu-43 Top Veteran

    649
    Aug 6, 2010
    New Jersey, USA
    Oh, I'm in on this one.

    done. number 41
     
  6. Timm

    Timm Mu-43 Regular

    58
    Aug 30, 2010
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Very tempting.
    I'm curious about the cat picture in their gallery though. Wouldn't you need a several second exposure with a tripod to capture something at f/96-f/128 ? Most of the other still life and landscape shots are easy enough but how did they get the cat to hold still?
     
  7. bfenner

    bfenner Mu-43 Regular

    54
    Sep 24, 2010
    I'm in.

    #47.
     
  8. Gwendal

    Gwendal Mu-43 Veteran

    300
    Jun 6, 2010
    Exif says 1 second @ ISO 800. Maybe they simply used a lot of glue ?
     
  9. cojovo

    cojovo New to Mu-43

    3
    Jul 24, 2010
    Pretty sure I was #46.
     
  10. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    That makes 7 of us so far today :2thumbs:.
     
  11. red

    red Mu-43 Veteran

    455
    Sep 21, 2010
    #49 :smile:


    and thank you for the hint...
     
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  12. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    When these arrive we should start a Pinhole Group.
    Should be interesting.
     
  13. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Don, good idea!
     
  14. pxpaulx

    pxpaulx Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    Midwest
    Paul
    #53, 2nd best thing I (potentially) paid for today! (ordered my Pentax K-5, woohoo!)
     
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  15. pxpaulx

    pxpaulx Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    Midwest
    Paul
    Kinda funny they are 1/3 of the way there in about 6 hours. I think their under-estimation lies in the breadth of Micro 4/3 users that are willing to try new things (like, micro 4/3 for instance, haha). Heck, most of us pay that much for one (or more) lens adapters!
     
  16. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Wait till Panny and Oly find out they missed the boat.
    The m43 users are the most versatile out there. The good ones are members of this forum!
     
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  17. pxpaulx

    pxpaulx Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    Midwest
    Paul
    Yeah they'll be ticked because they'd have missed out on $150 profit a piece!
     
  18. juno

    juno Mu-43 Regular

    33
    Sep 20, 2010
    I'm in!!
     
  19. Linh

    Linh Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 14, 2009
    Maryland, US
    hrmm, quite interesting. Seems like a lot for a cap with a hole in it (even more so for the other product). Tho, I am tempted
     
  20. pdh

    pdh Mu-43 Top Veteran

    598
    May 6, 2010
    From my point of view, $39 for someone's ingenuity, enthusiasm and design skills, and to be in at the beginning of what we hope will be a well-produced small-volume item ... well, it seems good value ... plus, even if I take only 100 photos with it, they will have cost only 39c a shot ... plus, by the time it gets charged to my credit card, I'm hoping Sterling will have strengthened against the Dollar and it'll cost me hardly anything at all ...