Pinhole photography is a wonderful way of recapturing the pioneer spirit of early photography
while at the same time learning the photographic techniques that
modern electronic cameras have helped us overlook. We want to give you
the opportunity to join this fun hobby and to this end we are
introducing an extended range of cameras, produced under the Pinhole
Factory label and available exclusively through us.
Based in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter, The Pinhole Factory
is producing a complete range of top quality pinhole cameras and
accessories with exclusive distribution through our mail order
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 five 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.
The cost of each is £15.00.
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 pinhole lenses.
For just £10.00 you get
10 shims (full instructions included).
The Keyring Classic
is the latest version of the Pinhole Factory's Brass exposure
calculator. This can be used with any pinhole camera and any exposure
meter to calculate how long the exposure is with pinhole camera
or lens - it's a must for all pinhole photographers. All you need
to do is rotate the dial to your meter setting, then read off
the exposure time by your pinhole aperture. The calculator also
has a handy key ring so it can be attached to your camera case
or a set of keys.
Pinhole Exposure Calculator, Key ring, is priced at £12 inc.
VAT and P &P.
New to our range is The Sunrise/Sunset Calculator and Compass.
As an aid to all photographers, house buyers and gardeners this
handy device will help with the preparation and planning of all
outdoor photography, house purchasing or conservatory installation
and deciding where to place and get the most from your valuable
We all know that the sun should rise in the East and set in the
West, but this is not very accurate as the tilt in the axis of
the Earth means that sunrise and sunset varies throughout the
year by as much as 70 degrees in six months. So if you are planning
for a future landscape photograph or a major project it would
help to know where and when the sun will be rising or setting
in six months time.
price is only £30 including P&P
The Pinhole Factory can give the owners of 35mm SLR
cameras the opportunity to try pinhole photography with their existing