More with the pinhole camera.

September 30th, 2012

During the week I played a little more with the camera. I am now using Fuji Acros 100 film. It is MUCH better than the crappy Shanghai stuff. I also know the right way to develop it which helps no end. I also got a small tripod to attach the camera to and a little bag to keep it all in.

IMG_2914_1 IMG_2917_1Tripod and bag.

This weekend there was an air show on at Ardmore (first flight of a restored Mosquito aircraft) so I went along and tried taking some pictures there. It was a very bright day and I over estimated a lot of my shutter times but I got a few shots. I also muffed a couple by forgetting to remove the dark slide again. I need a ‘Remove before flight’ label on it!

The film developed fine and I tried scanning in a couple of shots using my flat bed scanner. Having decent film that was properly developed shows this doesn’t work very well.

DB5 Aston Martin DB5.

p51 P51 Mustang.

You can see the scanner makes everything slightly fuzzy, especially if you look at the frame numbers which are actually printed on the film. The negatives are much sharper. I need to start doing contact printing I think. Also the camera is bloody hard to aim! I’ll get better with practice I am sure but maybe some kind of viewfinder would be a good idea.

I also started work on the Arduino based light meter.

 

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2 Responses to “More with the pinhole camera.”

  1. Jack Says:

    Sweet case for your light meter: http://www.trademe.co.nz/a.aspx?id=519157679

  2. Simon Says:

    Oh, that’s pretty neat. Never seen something like that before.