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Four Pinhole Photos
Old 10-21-2015   #1
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Four Pinhole Photos

Four from the MM with a Skink pinhole lens. - John







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Old 10-21-2015   #2
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Very beautiful, John!
You motivate me to pull out my Skink again! :-)

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Old 10-21-2015   #3
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These are excellent, especially that second photograph. Great stuff.
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Old 10-21-2015   #4
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Those look great John. Must give this a try - thanks for the inspiration!
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Old 10-22-2015   #5
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Nice. Did you shoot that hand held?
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Old 10-22-2015   #6
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Wonderful compositions and feelings.
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Old 10-22-2015   #7
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Thank you, everyone. Much appreciated.

mfogiel, yes, handheld at 1/15. The Skink is 24mm at f/110. I set the slowest shutter I can manage, crank up exposure compensation, and then adjust exposure using ISO and the histogram. These were at 2500.

BTW, if anyone knows a regular M-mount lens that will get close to this look, I'd appreciate hearing about it. A faster shutter would be nice.
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Very nice!
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Old 10-22-2015   #9
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Thank you, everyone. Much appreciated.

mfogiel, yes, handheld at 1/15. The Skink is 24mm at f/110. I set the slowest shutter I can manage, crank up exposure compensation, and then adjust exposure using ISO and the histogram. These were at 2500.

BTW, if anyone knows a regular M-mount lens that will get close to this look, I'd appreciate hearing about it. A faster shutter would be nice.
Sounds about right. I've used the Skink Zone Plate disk a bit as it is down to f/47, which nets a bit more hand-foldability.

Far as I'm aware, nothing else produces a look quite like a pinhole.

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Old 10-22-2015   #10
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Very nice, Godfrey. Lovely tones and texture. I'll definitely order one of those.

BTW, I posed a question in another pinhole thread about a lens cap for the Skink to reduce dust ingress. I've since found that the rear cap of a Sigma E-mount lens snaps on perfectly.

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Very nice, Godfrey. Lovely tones and texture. I'll definitely order one of those.

BTW, I posed a question in another pinhole thread about a lens cap for the Skink to reduce dust ingress. I've since found that the rear cap of a Sigma E-mount lens snaps on perfectly.
Good to know! And thanks!
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Old 10-22-2015   #12
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So you are using a $7.5k camera to make pinhole photos? Are you sure you don't need a Hasselblad with more pixels?

Just kidding, your photos are beautiful, especially the second one with the man on the bridge!
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I think You'd need to adapt a plastic lens from one of the old box cameras. For example, there is a whole movement around a Brownie Hawkeye with a flipped lens. I imagine, with careful searching, you will find some plastic lenses for 35mm as well.
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So you are using a $7.5k camera to make pinhole photos? Are you sure you don't need a Hasselblad with more pixels? ...
Um, one printed set (11 prints) of my Leica M9 pinhole photos netted $3200. Two more sales like that, and it will have paid the cost of the body.

Can't complain about that. :-)

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I love the first and second images the most.
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Um, one printed set (11 prints) of my Leica M9 pinhole photos netted $3200. Two more sales like that, and it will have paid the cost of the body.

Can't complain about that. :-)

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Gee, that's pretty motivating. Congrats.
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A similar look... at one point Konica made a 35mm disposable film camera that sported a 17mm lens with fixed aperture.

Some shooters pulled the lens off of these, drilled out the aperture to make the lens faster, and that created some interesting looks. Mount that Konica lens into a body cap?
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Gee, that's pretty motivating. Congrats.
Thanks!

Yes, it was a fabulous thing. He called me up after seeing a couple on line and hunting me down. We spent a lot of time picking just the right set, and I then made several different prints to find the right balance of sizing, tone, and color. Once the prints were finished, he had a framer do them right, decorated his condo with them, and held a reception to show them off.

A lot of work, but worth it. I look forward to having the time to do more Photography like that again.

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Here's a phone picture of the Konica with the 17mm wide lens:

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Thanks for sharing that. Say what you will about Pictorialism, but it moves people.

I hear you on the time issue. Work sure does interfere with life, doesn't it?

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Thanks!

Yes, it was a fabulous thing. He called me up after seeing a couple on line and hunting me down. We spent a lot of time picking just the right set, and I then made several different prints to find the right balance of sizing, tone, and color. Once the prints were finished, he had a framer do them right, decorated his condo with them, and held a reception to show them off.

A lot of work, but worth it. I look forward to having the time to do more Photography like that again.

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Yes I am also using a $7,995.00 camera to shoot pinhole
I shot this in the Pictorialist style with a MM & Skink pinhole using a mini tripod.




Game Over by tOny endieveri, on Flickr

Thanks John for letting me post in this thread.
Looking forward to seeing other pinhole images that may show up here...
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Love it! The combination of pinhole with a sensitive sensors allows short ensure times and opens the door to new ideas.
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Love this! Great! And yes, this "new pictorialism" style is something I like very much, here one attempt from me...
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