I saw some great black and white photos taken by pinhole lens on the web. What’s so special of a pinhole photo is has infinite depth of field. All objects are equally clear, or equally blur, in the picture.
I also believe a pinhole lens is the purest lens. There is no glass and coating. The pinhole is nothing but a hole for light to pass through. What’s being captured by the film or the CCD is showing its original color.
There are some pinhole lenses in the market like this one.
Ok, I took out my unused camera cap and DIY one to try it out.
The pinhole is to be much smaller than the hole I drilled. The smaller the hole, the sharper the image.
I grabbed a small piece of tin foil from the kitchen.
OMG. I could not see anything from the view finder and all the first few pictures I took were just black.
The hole is just too small for visible amount of light to pass through.
I hooked up the flash and tried again. Yes, I started to get something.
I did some random shooting. The pictures:
If I could make the pin hole smaller, I should have sharper images.
Have a closer look at the pictures, I saw some black patches on them. All the patches are on the same location. It is time to wipe the camera’s CCD.
Thanks for reading.