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    Lensed version of my existing pinhole camera

    I was poking around a surplus optics site and found some lenses with a 34mm FL and 60mm diameter for only $4 each, so I ordered a couple to try. (Part L11158 at http://www.surplusshed.com). They have a variety of lens options available.

    At first I wasn't sure how to mount it, but then I remembered my full set of lens filter step-up and step-down rings. I was lucky and the lens could be trapped between two rings perfectly, then I used more rings as a spacer and a bit of a shade.

    I'll post a thread in the B&W section with the results, but here's a couple of pictures of the test camera. The camera itself is my trusty homemade 6x6 24mm candy tin camera and the lens is just held on with gaffer's tape.





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    Lensed version of my existing pinhole camera

    Interesting camera and seems to work very well looking at the results.

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    Lensed version of my existing pinhole camera

    Thanks. I'm glad I tried out this experiment as I like some of the pictures that have come from it. The reverse fish-eye effect reduced the FOV more than I expected, so it's been tricky to frame things well, but fun.

    Long-term, I think I'll permanently mount a threaded ring on one of my cameras so the lens can be easily added and removed.

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    Lensed version of my existing pinhole camera

    I see the camera, but no test shots?

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    Lensed version of my existing pinhole camera

    Sorry, I never updated this post after uploading the images.

    Here are B&W images from the initial roll:

    http://f295.f295.org/uploads/Blah.pl?m-1288106767/

    And recent color images:

    http://f295.f295.org/uploads/Blah.pl?m-1324351209/

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    Lensed version of my existing pinhole camera

    Just had a look at the test shots...fantastic

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    Lensed version of my existing pinhole camera

    Fantastic camera!

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