8x10 pinhole

Discussion in 'Alternative Processes' started by tjaded, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. tjaded

    tjaded Subscriber

    Oct 15, 2006
    San Francisc
    Multi Format
    Hi all--
    I just bought myself an 8x10 pinhole and did my first shot with it on Friday. I work at a photo lab, so I just took it to work with a sheet of Ektachrome 100 for a test out in the parking lot. I did a rough guess on the exposure, about 10 seconds and was shocked by the results...the exposure was really close considering my non-scientific process, but more amazing to me was how "sharp" the image was. All the pinhole stuff I have done in the past was very, very soft so I was shocked to see an image that while still soft compared to a lens, was pretty damn good for no lens at all! I'll scan it and post it at some point, but as of now I don't have a scanner that will do 8x10. I was thinking about getting one of those Epson V-750 scanners, so now maybe I will. Anyway, just thought I would share.
  2. Pinholemaster

    Pinholemaster Member

    Oct 17, 2005
    8x10 Format
    Isn't the sharpness of an 8x10 pinhole camera on color transparency film wonderful. Most of my friends can't believe the level of quality I get from the two 8x10 pinhole cameras I own. It's wonderful.

    I use an Epson V-750 to scan my 8x10 work. The secret is to get a piece of anti-newton ring glass to make the chrome or neg prefectly flat.

    This is who I bought from: http://fpointinc.com/glass.htm

    The difference is night and day in the image quality when using this glass.

    I have one 8x10 pinhole image on my web site portfolio. It's labeled 'Washington DC'. The image is of a Japanese Pin Oak. http://www.walterpcalahan.com/Cheers/Portfolio.html

    Please post your pinhole work on the internet for the rest of us to see.