Exporing unseen urban environments  with a pinhole camera

Urban exploration (often shortened as urbex or UE, and sometimes known as 'roof-and-tunnel hacking') is the exploration of man-made structures, usually abandoned ruins or not usually seen components of the man-made environment. Photography and historical interest/documentation are heavily featured in the hobby and, although it may sometimes involve trespassing onto private property, this is not always the case.  [ Wikipedia ]

 The camera I have used is the same as for my Cityscapes project  [ Cityscapes with a Pinhole Camera ] : the Mb612.

The company called "8 Banners" was making all types of pinhole cameras including the model I bought, the "Mb612". 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 scanned the negatives with an EPSON PERFECTION V750 Pro scanner and I have dome some minimal adjustments in LR6.

Alte Papierfabrik, Düsseldorf. Pinhole Camera.

Flugplatz Alt Daber.

Flugplatz Alt Daber.

Flugplatz Alt Daber.

Flugplatz Alt Daber.

Flugplatz Alt Daber.

Flugplatz Alt Daber.

Sporthalle. Flugplatz Alt Daber.

Mb612 Pinhole Camera.


Unknown said…
Great project and wonderful photos.!!!
Hi Kurt, thank you very much for your comments!

I am really impressed from the quality and the optins which you have with a pinhole camera. If you want to be consistent in your photography, actually you never need all those expensive equipment from the digital photography industry, you need only a pinhole camera ...

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