From: David Tetzlaff (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Feb 23 2010 - 13:21:32 PST

> Hi there are these laser-pinholes on Ebay:

Isn't that 'cheating'? I always thought the low tech process was part
of the pinhole photo aesthetic. Well at least with the one friend I
have who does pinhole stillsf, the finished work isn't necessarily
just the eerie looking print that results mystified by having the
process that produced it unidentified. Rather some acknowledgement:
"This came out of a camera made out of nothing more than a big
cardboard box and a little piece of aluminum foil." is usually part of
the presentation.

I guess once you throw the Bolex in there, the mechanical
sophistication goes way up, so maybe you might as well get a laser
formed pinhole....

As I actually had no idea people used pinhole apertures with movie
cameras, I'm curious. What kind of stock do you use? Do you have to
push it crazy? What's the highest fps that will get you a decent
exposure on a sunny day? What kinds of work have used this technique
and is there anywhere online (yes, I know, heresy) to view examples
approximating what the finished products look like?

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