Seeing the world through a pinhole camera: first steps

   CITYSCAPES with a Pinhole Camera

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On Oct. 12. 2016 I upgraded this post with  more images ( City Nord, Hamburg ) and a new post about URBEX ( lost places ) with a pihnole. You can find the new images down below and the new post is here: URBEX with Pinhole Camera


Complementary to my medium format panoramic photography project with  the DAYI 617, I started an experiment with a pinhole camera. An artefact from China.

The company called "8 Banners" was making all types of pinhole cameras including the model I bought, the "Mb".

The "Mb" is an adjustable format pinhole camera that shoots 6x4.5, 6x6, 6x9, and 6x12 on 120 film.

It came with a 0.2mm f120 pinhole plate, as well as 0.1mm, 0.3mm and 0.4mm plates that you can change if you want a different f stop or wider or tighter "lens" size.
The camera is made entirely of metal. It comes with a viewfinder, built in level and compass (a compass?), and an easy to use shutter system.

I shot the first roll ( Kodak Tri-X 400 ) with the standard 0.2mm f120 pinhole in the 6x6 format. Some might be cropped a bit. The motives are mainly urban landscapes from the old warehouse district in Hamburg ( "Speicherstadt" ), which was built from 1883 to 1927, and some from the main district of the Port of Hamburg.  As the first site in Hamburg, it has been awarded the status of UNESCO World Heritage Site on 5 July 2015.

I scanned the negatives with an EPSON PERFECTION V750 Pro scanner and I have dome some minimal adjustments in LR6. 



Speicherstat, Hamburg with a Pinhole Camera




I am quite impressed with these results. For what do I need expensive Cameras/ Lenses?







URBAN LANDCAPES


Hafen City, Hamburg. Pinhole Camera.


Speicherstadt, Hamburg. Pinhole Camera.
Speicherstadt, Hamburg. Pinhole Camera.

Speicherstadt, Hamburg. Pinhole Camera.

Speicherstadt, Hamburg. Pinhole Camera.

Speicherstadt, Hamburg. Pinhole Camera.

Hafen Ansicht, Hamburg. Pinhole Camera.

Hafen City, Hamburg. Pinhole Camera.






Urban Structures, Hamburg Hafen. Pinhole Camera 6x9 format. 

City Nord, Hamburg. Pinhole Camera.


City Nord, Hamburg. Pinhole Camera.





Skyline, Frankfuhrt am Main. Pinhole Camera.

Deutsches Eck ( Rhein, Mosel ). Pinhole Panorama 6x12.

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