Friday, December 3, 2010

First ZeroImage shots

Well here are the first two.  I learned a bunch.  For one thing if I can see the "Shutter" the camera can see me.  Whoops.

This is a very wide angle, I didn't understand just how wide it is.  If I do my non scientific calculations, 4x5 would have a diagonal of about 6.4".  The distance from pinhole to film is approximately 3/4 inch.  Hmm.  I come up with about a 35mm equivalent 8.5mm lens.  That is wide.  In the images below: the camera was about 1" from the canon, in image 2 the tripod, camera (and me of course) were on the sidewalk, perhaps a foot and a half from the steps.

I learned that the free App is well worth 99 cents, it did a great job.  I also learned through research that due to reciprocity characteristics TMax 100 (or Acros) are actually faster films than TMax 400 with very long exposures

I also need to triple check the built in bubble level before I expose the film.

The business end of an A-10 Warthog.

St Spiridon's as photographed by Homer..."Do-ope"

New Toy

I have been toying with the idea to try pinhole photography once again.  I have a pretty large stash of 4x5 film both B&W and Color as well as a dozen or so film holders that are just not being used and I'm feeling guilty about that.  Buy something new as guilt medicine...shoulda thought of that before.

At any rate I purchased a ZeroImage camera.  It's more expensive than others but it's just so darn pretty.

The iPhone has an App, Light Meter that is just that, a light meter.  The App is free and for 99 cents I get a larger, ad free screen.  The App is quite sophisticated with lots of options.  The camera has a 183 f stop pinhole and the App has a setting for 181.