Pinhole photographers with digital cameras out there?

1 month 2 weeks ago #762775 by JHoward
Back in the film days we played around with pinhole photography as part of a project we did.  Now I  haven't touched it since, and was just thinking about something fun I can do and remembered about pinhole photography.  So can this be done with digital cameras in the same fashion as it was done with film?  

Would love any tips you can share.  Thank  you!!

Canon 7D & 1D MK III, Canon 10-22mm, 16-35mm f2.8L II, 24-70mm f2.8L, 70-200mm f2.8L IS, 300mm f2.8L IS, 200mm f2L IS, 50mm f1.4, 50mm f1.2L, 85mm f1.
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1 month 2 weeks ago #762876 by Victoria A
Can't talk about digital, but my dad still messes around with pinhole photography with his old Nikon film camera.  He's been doing pinhole photography for as long as I can remember.  Personally I don't get it, but to each their own. 


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1 month 2 weeks ago - 1 month 2 weeks ago #762881 by db3348
G'day JHoward ,

It tends to depend on exact model of camera :

Some cameras WILL let you take pictures without a lens on camera .  I  know my Canon 5D3 allows it , so you can substitute the lens with a pinhole card .   Then you have to work out  f/value of  exposure manually ,  and control with balance between ISO and shutter speed .

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Some cameras will NOT allow you to take pictures without  lens on camera , and you get an error message on screen, and camera prevents you from shooting .  Do you get  error messages on your Canons if there is no lens attached ? If so, then it will probably not allow you to do pinhole shots .

cheers

db3348


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