The other weekend I took some pinhole camera pictures of Brighton beach using my zeroimage pinhole camera. I have the Zero 6×9 multiformat deluxe edition – it takes medium format film, and has simple wooden shutters allowing you a choice of formats, from portrait, 6×6, 6×9 and panoramic. Its very easy to set up and use, and the film I’m experimenting with (Kodak 400NC and Kodak Portra 400BW) are extremelt tolerant. I’ve been bracketing between 1-4 sec exposures, and the differences are marginal. The pinhole has an fstop of around f215, so you can take a reading for any fstop and exposure time, then use a wheel on the back of the camera to judge the reading for f215.
As there is no viewfinder, i’m still getting used to the range of the pinhole, so that I can imagine the picture i’m taking better. I’m still not really there, hence the large amounts of pebbles in these pictures!