A Nurse with a Gun

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Digital Pinhole

No..... I'm not the mad photographer who converted his Nikon digital SLR to a pinhole camera. That would be Curtis. The thing is, it works like a charm.

Curtis has upgraded his cardboard tube to a gutted out Sigma zoom lens that fits his bayonet mount, but the thing is, it works. Here is one of his images made over the winter.

Pretty darned neat.

Now if you were to get a body cap, cut a hole in it, and glue on a piece of PVC pipe........ Hmmmmmmmmmmm.........

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember making a pin-hole camera for Photography class back in highschool.

It worked like a charm... Simple, and effective if you followed the instructions PERFECTLY!!!.

Wife and I had an Ambro-type photo done the REAL way. We lost he photo during a storm when it knocked all the pictures off the shelf. :(

(we had those freaky "zombie eyes" going)

Cool stuff, indead.

10:47 PM  
Blogger Pozono said...

The thing is that there is no negative in this pinhole. The image is captured to RAM. Wonder if you can push the image by setting the ISO to other than automatic.

8:57 AM  
Anonymous Travlin said...

My son did this with just a pin hole in the body cap and it worked fine.

10:55 AM  
Anonymous Travlin said...

PS - My son used a heated hypodermic needle, which is readily available to you.

10:56 AM  
Blogger Kevin T. Keith said...

There's somebody on e-bay who sells nicely machined pinholes mounted on lenscaps for various SLR models, at about $30.


Of course, one look at the setup and you can immediately do it yourself for a lot less (use thin brass for the "lens board"). If you have access to micro-drill bits, you can experiment with different-sized holes.

10:40 AM  

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