Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day is April 26, 2015.
No video for this one. This is the plastic fantastic Bell+Howell Ultra Compact 35 (28mm) reborn as a pinhole camera.
By keeping the unmodified shutter actuator, I still have the interlock. As soon as I open the cover, light will hit the film through the pinhole. I need to hit the shutter button while the cover is open to allow wind-on and the frame counter, and then close the lens cover to end the exposure. I have no idea of the diameter of the pinhole and hence no idea of the f-stop. Like last year, I’ll cheat a little and use a pinhole on the 60D in aperture priority mode, set to the same ISO as the film in the Bell+Howell, to get a shutter value. Add a little time for reciprocity failure if needed and hopefully I’ll get some decent exposures. I haven’t decided on film but I’ll probably use a 36 exposure roll so I can bracket like crazy and maybe get 12 usable shots. Time to hit the freezer and see what I have.
This is an awesome little camera. Sometimes it makes me crazy when I’m tweaking settings to get things just so and M walks up, “Oh, look at that”, >SNAP<, and her photo is waaay better than mine. Granted, she has a great eye for composition...
All are at the lens' widest, 5.8mm (35mm equivalent field of view). Reduced to 30% for upload.
Not bad low-light performance. I applied a little noise reduction but no more than I would have for a good film camera loaded with 800 film in these conditions.
I went a little overboard with the flower shots but the macro mode is great and the flowers in the yard are going wild.
You can see the effect of having an ND filter instead of a variable aperture. Macro has a thin depth of field any way but at f/8 I’d expect a little more. The bokeh on the dirt is nice — little blurry circles.
The luminous quality of the sun reflecting back through the petals is just amazing.
M’s two-year-old niece loves cameras.
Lomo Earl Grey ISO 100. Processed in Diafine and scanned on the Canon 9000f at 4800 DPI. A little fuzz cleanup in Photoshop and minor level tweaks on a couple. Resized to 20% for upload.
Kind of a fun camera. I’ll try not to butcher it when I convert it into a pinhole camera so I can put it back together.
I usually have a camera with me but not always. I probably wouldn’t have walked back to the car to get a camera for the transformer warning label. I didn’t have to — I had my phone. I have a huge collection of fails and random, funny stuff because of my phone.
At the burlesque show, photography wasn’t allowed (always respect no-photography rules unless it’s some politician doing a perp-walk). At the end they said, “What the heck”, and all of the performers posed for the audience. I didn’t take a camera into the show but waddayaknow, I had my phone.
The Photojojo lenses are fun but not as handy as the phone. I have started keeping them in the glove compartment.
Some grain from the old Kodak 400 film but not bad. Processed in Unicolor C-41 and scanned on the Canoscan 9000f at 4800DPI. Slight color tweaks and resized for upload.
I still have trouble maintaining proper temperature but color processing is getting a little easier.
Seriously expired (2006) Kodak Max 400. Processed with Unicolor C-41 kit.