Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Project: Foth 6x9 Pinhole Part 5

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

It's been a while, but the story continues... Armed with a roll of HP5, it was time to test the re engineered Foth 6x9 Pinhole. It was a nice sunny day, the meter suggested 1/2 at iso 400 with the f250 pinhole so off I went to Freedom Fields Park. The 'automatic' 1/2 and 1 second speeds on the Prontor shutter were used throughout, so easy to use, and I'm calling the test a success. But I'd forgotten why the shutter was in the parts bin. It opens the blades briefly when cocking the shutter. Not a problem with pinhole photography or so I thought, and it wouldn't have been on a dull day or with slower film. Unfortunately, in bright light and with HP5, it's just enough to create ghost images and flare. I must remember to hold my finger over the pinhole when cocking the shutter. Here are the results. It's not art, but it is pictures!