For those who want the fun and satisfaction of making
their own pinhole camera we offer a number
of kits which give
you the chance of exploring the possibilities
of pinhole photography at modest cost.
The Pinwide, Pinhole Lens Adapter for Micro Four
The heart of Pinwide lens is its flawless
pinhole aperture. Made with the same precision
technology used to manufacture semiconductors,
the perfectly round pinhole was selected
after extensive testing to ensure the highest
sharpness. The result is an image that
closely matches the look and feel of traditional
analog pinhole photography.
We gave the Pinwide lens the widest focal
length ever offered for a digital camera.
The pinhole is recessed inside the
camera, allowing for an ultra wide 11mm (22mm
equivalent). For the first time, your
digital shots can have the astounding scope and gorgeous
vignette that come with wide angle
With fantastic depth of field and a super
wide field of view, the Pinwide lets
you create incredible near/far shots,
which would be impossible with
a normal lens. Place the camera
in the grass, and even the closest
blades of grass will be as sharp as the
trees in the background.
Looking through the Pinwide for the
first time, it's impossible not to
be amazed. But it's when you take your
first digital pinhole photograph that you'll
be delighted. All the beauty of pinhole photography,
but with a live viewfinder, adjustable
ISO, auto exposure and even video. Welcome
to the world of pinhole photography.
Aperture f 96-f128
Field of View 80 degrees
Focal length 11 mm (22 mm Equivalent)
Price £40 inc P & P in the UK
Here are couple of sample images we took using the
Pinwide mounted on a Panasonic DMC G2 camera.
The Stenoflex is a complete pinhole camera kit in
The cardboard box functions as the camera. Inside
you will find 10 sheets of photographic paper (about 3.5 inches/9
cm square), a red
safelight filter so you can set up your
own darkroom, developer and fixer with full instructions.
In a dark room, remove one of the photographic sheets
from the lightproof bag, and place it in
position in the holder inside the camera. You then close the camera,
and you are ready to take a
The 'hand' at one side of the box functions
as the shutter - when you pull the hand, the pinhole slides into position,
and the photographic film is exposed to the light. Once you have taken
the picture, slide the hand back, and you close the pinhole shutter.
On a sunny day, 20 seconds will be sufficient for a correct exposure.
On an overcast day, you might need an exposure as long as 40 seconds.
Then it is back to the darkroom!
You will need to add water to dissolve
the crystals of developer and fixer. In the darkroom, remove the exposed
photograph from the camera and place it in the developer. You will
see the image appear. Once the image has developed fully, approx 2
minutes, transfer the picture to the fixer. After the picture has
been fixed, 2 minutes, you then rinse it and allow it to dry.
Your image will of course be a black and
white negative. There are two ways of creating
a positive image. You can either scan the
image into your computer and use imaging
software to reverse the picture, to give you a positive.
Or you can place the negative on top of
a fresh piece of photographic film, turn
on the light for a few seconds, and then develop
the print that you have created. This contact
print will now be the right way round.
If the image is to dark, shorten the exposure or too light
make it longer
(Just add light and water!) Recently added to our range, this is a unique starter kit
containing everything needed for the first time pinhole
The outfit consists of a wooden pinhole camera, chemicals, b&w; photographic paper, safelight, trays, gloves, tweezers and a pin.
Assembling the kit couldn't be easier. Once the camera is complete
you slide a folded black card into the camera to hold the photographic
paper on which you take your photograph. The pin is used to make
the aperture in the inner box and a wooden shutter controls the
exposure. Once the paper is processed you have the negative which
can then be contact printed to produce the finished image. There
is a 24 page booklet which gives a history of photography and
full instructions to help you start exploring the fascinating
art of pinhole photography.
This kit would be the ideal foundation for an educational
photographic project as well
as great fun for the hobbyist and it only costs
£30 inc. P&P.
35mm Pinhole Camera Kit
Also available through P&L; Solutions is
a 35mm Compact Camera Kit complete with viewfinder,and wind
on mechanism. However, this self assembly outfit also contains
all you need to assemble a 35 mm pinhole camera - making
it the first truly modern pinhole camera accessible to all,
as well as being easy to use. The pinhole lens has an aperture
of approx f/180 and a focal length of 28mm. Complete instructions
with hints and tips are included on how to get the best
out of the camera, it's also great fun to make and use.
The price is £20 inc.
The Bulldog 5x4 Self Assembly Camera Kit
This is a new type of camera kit, laser cut out of MDF to very
precise measurements - you just push out the different parts and
glue them together. Also provided are all the metal components
that allow you to have a rising front and lateral movement of
the front panel. The Bulldog accepts standard double dark slides
as well as a Polaroid back (the spring loaded back has a ground
glass screen). This camera also accepts a standard Linhof lens
panel for regular use with the appropiate lens but comes complete
with a double etched pinhole lens - so once made up it can be
used straight away as a large format pinhole camera with a variable
focal length, 50 mm to 200mm.
The Bulldog is made in the UK and is on
offer for £225 as a pinhole camera including
exposure calculator and carriage. This item is back in stock.
The 10x8 Version is now available at £300, please phone
Your own Camera Obscura
Complete with its own tripod we are pleased to present your first
camera obscura. These ingenius devices were used by famous painters
such as Vermeer as an aid to more accurate representations on
canvas. The Camera Obscura is made up of two boxes (one goes inside
the other) with a lens at the end of one and a screen at the end
of the other. The lens projects an inverted image onto the screen
- this is how it always used to be before prisms were used to
correct this on modern cameras.
The Camera Obscura is self assembly
and comes complete at a cost of £15.00
including carriage in the UK.
New Double Etched Pinhole Lenses made in the UK
We are very pleased to offer these new
pinhole lenses as an alternative to laser cut lenses. I
think these are a more "natural" type of manufactured pinhole
as the etching process creates a saucer shaped depression around
the pinhole on both sides of the shim so you do not have
the tube effect that is made by the laser cutting process.
These pinhole lenses are available in four different sizes
in a 1cm disc:
0.1mm, 0.2mm, 0.3mm, 0.4mm and 0.5mm. Also included is a
full instruction leaflet with a focal length/f-number chart
and suggestions for alternative types of pinhole cameras.The
exposure calculator which is enclosed is a great help for
determining the exposure for any type of pinhole camera.
of each is £13.50 inc. P & P (if you need
advice on which size is best for you, please phone or e-mail
and we will be happy to discuss which will be right for
your pinhole camera design).
0.1mm Pinhole Lens
0.2mm Pinhole Lens
0.3mm Pinhole Lens
0.4mm Pinhole Lens
0.5mm Pinhole Lens
For those of you who want the ultimate in pinhole lenses we can
now offer silver shims for making your own pinhole lens. These
are 1cm discs which are 5/1000th of an inch thick and make beautiful
For just £6.00 you get 10 shims (full instructions included).
The Pinhole Photography Guide
pocket-sized back-to-basics guide is a must for all advocates
of pinhole photography. It gives a wonderful range of hints
and tips on using and making pinhole cameras (from a variety
of objects such as a biscuit tin to a dustbin) and even
old and incomplete cameras without their lenses. This 38-page
book has some interesting examples of pinhole photography
and gives a brief history of all aspects of pinholes and
Available for just £8.50
Our price for this super book is only £7.50
inc P&P;. Click
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T-Nuts as tripod mount for wooden cameras
If you would like an inexpensive mount this is for you. Available
in two depths these ¼" whitworth threaded nuts will fit a 3/10 hole and grip in position.
Very easy to fit and available in 1cm and 1.5cm.
Buy two for £6.00
two 1cm T-Nuts
two 1.5cm T-Nuts
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