13 April 2008 @ 20:49First attempt at a pinhole digital camera
I’ve been wanting to try to make a digital pinhole camera for a while. Finally I took the time to try it. I took our Canon Digital Rebel XT and a body cap. Then I used a pin vise (similar to this or this) to drill a tiny hole in the center of the body cap.
Here are the resulting photos.
I notice a lot of dust on the pictures that I don’t notice when I use a standard lens. I’m not quite sure why it shows up with the pinhole but not with the lens. I will have to try to blow that dust out.
The photos are satisfactory, but I think they can be better. I believe my pinhole needs to be smaller and in a thinner material. Soon, I will try drilling a larger hole in the body cap and affixing a thin piece of aluminum over the hole with a smaller pinhole. This should give the photos a bit more sharpness.
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