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Has anyone made a successful pinhole for the NEX ?

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Lenses' started by markoneswift, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. markoneswift

    markoneswift TalkEmount Veteran

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    Oct 17, 2012
    If so, do you have any details of what you did to make it work ? Body cap type thing is what I'm thinking. I know there are some commercial ones available, but I'm after more low-fi DIY affair. Cheers !
     
  2. asimkalkan

    asimkalkan TalkEmount Regular

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    Sep 27, 2012
    maked one for my Canon 550D which i was using before i bought nex.

    ts very easy. Just put a pinhole on bodycap and you have lens :)

    How much the hole is smaller that much your picture is sharper and unfortunately darker...

    And how much its far to sensor is rhat much it becomes tele :) For example you can use a macro tube and you have tele pinhole lens :)

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  3. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    When you say pinhole, what drill size are we talking about here... 1mm? 2mm?
     
  4. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    More like 0.1mm. Or smaller probably.
     
  5. asimkalkan

    asimkalkan TalkEmount Regular

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    Sep 27, 2012
    The smaller the better :)

    But you wpuld have to set shutter speed several seconds to expose normally...

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  6. markoneswift

    markoneswift TalkEmount Veteran

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    Oct 17, 2012
    I made a hole in a body cap ( fairly large ) then made a pihole in a piece of aluminium and taped it into the larger cap hole. The result was, well, disappointing. Maybe I'm missing the point, but the images were nowhere near in focus, like this :-

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    Sony NEX pinhole 2 by markoneswift, on Flickr
     
  7. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    I've never found pinholes to be particularly effective on digital cameras. They work fine on film, but not on digital. You end up with a blurry mess on digital for some reason.

    And yes, they are blurry on film, but not as bad as on digital.
     
  8. asimkalkan

    asimkalkan TalkEmount Regular

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    Sep 27, 2012
    f you have macro tube can you try with it?

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  9. Frank Teurlings

    Frank Teurlings TalkEmount Regular

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    Dec 10, 2012
    Netherlands
    Pinhole

    Maby for you is Dutch difficult, the same as for me Englisch Then you can perhaps translate it with google. I hope you can enjoy it. See the link below.

    Creatief: DIY Bokeh Kit » Vink Academy
     
  10. Chuck Lawson

    Chuck Lawson TalkEmount Regular

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    Nov 23, 2012
    Dallas area
    Those are some nice effects!
     
  11. Michael Johansson

    Michael Johansson TalkEmount Regular

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    Dec 15, 2012
    Ystad, Sweden
    Michael Johansson
    I don´t think aluminium foil is the very best for pin hole. Maybe if you spray it with matte black paint?