New Kickstarter Aims to Create a New Pinhole Lens for Cameras

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Though there are already a couple of them out there, a new Kickstarter is looking to create a pinhole lens (if you can call it that) for Canon DSLRs with a stretch goal for other mounts. But this lens isn’t some plastic fantastic creation–instead, it’s forged from aluminum and has a stainless steel etched pinhole.

This lens will have a 44mm focal length with an f157 aperture. When used with a DSLR it’s bound to be very cool and if attached to a film EOS camera loaded with Kodak Tri-X or Delta 400 this will be even cooler. To be honest though, I genuinely prefer the look of larger and medium format pinhole cameras; especially what this 16×20 camera is capable of doing.

If the Kickstarter gets more funding, they’ll make lenses for other mounts. If you’re a mirrorless camera user though, you’re most likely just going to snag this and an adapter for Canon EF lenses. Sample photos are after the jump.

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