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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a flickr friend who has used paper - and a 6 hour exposure!

It only took me 5 months to give the Holga 120 PWC a try - the thing is damn wide, wider than the sights on the camera would lead you to believe. Neopan 400, dregs of D-76, "6x9" mask. The exposures were in the 2.5-3 second range.

Danville memorial park by Nesster, on Flickr

Newport Marina, Jersey City, Hudson River by Nesster, on Flickr

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ice results! More details and sharper then I expected.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, the Holga is a surprise - not quite up there with the Zero Image, but a hell of a lot cheaper.

The thing is much wider than I thought - using the gun sights on the camera as a guide, I barely had the cannon 'in frame', I was maybe 6 feet from it. But the result is quite different. Had I known I'd have arranged things a bit better, e.g. the barrel not against the house in the background.

cannon by Nesster, on Flickr

PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love that Newport marina pic, was wondering when we were going to see pics from that

PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 6:21 pm    Post subject: Anyone entering? Reply with quote

Silverprint Pinhole Competition for Worldwide Pinhole Day 2012



Deadline for entries: 15 June

There some nice entries already

PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vilva wrote:
Just to show what kind of image quality can be obtained with a 6x6 pinhole camera, good film (Fuji Neopan 100 Acros) and some post-processing, I increased the image size of my old Tallinn pinhole photos at http://galactinus.net/vilva/pinhole/tallinn_ph.html from 730 pixel wide to 960 pixel wide. The negatives were scanned at 2400 dpi with an Epson 4990 to yield about 28 Mpixel originals, which I down-sampled and sharpened. I also prepared 1200 pixel wide versions of three photos to show the potential even more clearly:


These are rather wide angle shots, the nominal "focal length" is 25 mm, the real one is probably nearer to 28mm, i.e. about half of the frame width and height (56 mm x 56 mm). The FOV corresponds roughly to a photo taken with a 11-12mm lens on a full-frame 35 mm body and cropped to a square. The perspective is correct if the photos are viewed from a distance of half the image width.


Awesome shots!

PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I rebuild a old 6x6 medium format to a super wide pinhole camera.

Hers one of my best images from this camera

PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What I never managed with piholes was to avoid reflexion from the material the hole was drilled in. It is always a metal foil, so it will reflect light.
Anyone has an idea how to get the material I drill the hole in black?

PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

galvanize it:)

PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My new Beauty, Vermeer 66 (de luxe version)Very Happy

This is the de luxe version from the Vermeer 66 pinhole camera model, because the camera maker made from my wishes this pinhole model also zone plate camera with his replaceable adapter system. Very Happy

This Vermeer 66 uses 120-film and makes 6x6 pics.
Came with two adapters: Pinhole (F/170) and Zone Plate (15 clear zones) F/50.

Some Slideshow pics with this my Vermeer 66: http://jalbum.net/a/1351108

Vermeer pinhole camera site: http://www.cbruno.hostfast.eu//strona_eng/index.html

Edit: Updated here the missing Vermeer 66 pic back, and added also my Vermeer 66 slideshow pics link.