Week 11, Pano Pinhole

I bought a Vermeer panorama pinhole as a treat to experiment with super-wide shooting. It has a curved plane and shoots roughly 6x17cm negatives, so you only get four shots per roll of medium format. It is f300 and has a threaded filter ring for easy attachments of color filters. I had no real sense of what I was shooting in terms of what would be in the shot, but guesstimated. I used a gorilla tripod to get low on one shot and to prop up on a stone wall and embankment. The first shot was to get a sense of how wide the camera shoots.

I did crop these to 6×17 but the actual negatives a little wider than that (my guess is around 6×18). I did not have to do any level adjustments. I shot on Ilford Pan F 50, used a yellow filter for all shots and developed in Rodinal 1+100, semi-stand. Most exposures were about a minute and I used Pinhole Assist.

I am pretty happy with how these came out, though in the low road shot I had stood in the shot for about half time, hoping to create a ‘ghost’ image. It must not have been long enough to register. The last shot has some cool plant with the sun streaming through on the right side.

Porch

Porch

Road

Road

Wall

Wall

Embankment

Embankment

7 thoughts on “Week 11, Pano Pinhole

  1. Visited the Vermeer site…WOW, beautiful cameras. And yes, Ghost images take longer than you expect. I learned that a couple of years ago during World Wide Pinhole Day……only got one “ghost”

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  2. These are great! I feel like I am at the movies! seriously, very beautiful. I am awaiting the arrival of my 35mm pano pinhole from Ondu. I ordered on their Kickstarter campaign almost a year ago and expect it any day now. They look beautiful but I have no idea how to figure pinhole exposures. Any tips?

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    • I actually use an iPhone app, Pinhole Assist. You tell it the f-stop, film speed, and they have reciprocity information for many of the popular film types. Its been quite accurate and I’ve been happy with my exposures using that tool. Have fun with the Ondu! I enjoy pinholes, I should prob use mine more often.

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