You Can Now Use Your Camera Filters with the New ONDU MK III Pinhole Cameras

Pinhole camera makers ONDU promises the ONDU MK III, with its array of impressive new and improved features, to be its “most advanced and versatile” series yet. 

The ONDU MK III is in the early stages of its Kickstarter campaign as we speak, yet it already seems poised to become one of the (if not the) most advanced pinhole cameras in the market. Now equipped with several new features, ONDU’s latest series of handcrafted pinhole cameras is geared towards those who wish to do more with pinhole photography.

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ONDU Mk II Pinhole Camera Has Better Build Quality Than the First


ONDU pinhole cameras made their debut a while back, and eventually took off into success. But now, the company is trying to create a newer and more improved version of the cameras and has already received the necessary funding through Kickstarter. To make the ONDU cameras even better, the company is doing a fairly large overhaul to the cameras to make them better to use.

For starters, they’re adding in more magnets that help to securely close the back panel and therefore not accidentally let light leak in from the back or sides. They’re also changing up the shutter mechanism, creating better pinholes and making framing easier by putting a guide on top of the camera for you to get a better idea of how wide you’re shooting.

Besides this, winding the film will be smoother and you’ll be getting an improved finish for even more durability. This all is totally in line with what ONDU first tried to create: pinhole cameras that will last generations. Pledging as low as $60 can get you a camera. Their video is after the jump.

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Three Modern Pinhole Cameras That Aren’t a Beer Can

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Pinhole photography is one of the earliest forms of the art and involves being truly creative about looking at scenes. It often involves an extremely narrow aperture of f162 or even narrower along with a long exposure time to capture what’s in the frame. Depth of field is determined by using composition techniques and often the cameras don’t have a lens or focusing of any sort.

Many folks tend to DIY their own pinhole cameras using things like beer cans and much more. But if you’re not the type of tinker around with tools then here are three pinhole cameras that are very worthy of note.

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ONDU Aims to Make Pinhole Cameras From Wood That Will Last

Pinhole cameras are being made by loads of manufacturers, but a new Kickstarter called Ondu is trying to not only pitch them as cool with its classy music in the video, but also trying to create something that will last. They’re stating that the cameras are made from wood local to Slovenia and that there are oils that area rubbed on to promote longevity. The video also shows the process of making the cameras which also involves the use of strong magnets. Magnets are used to close the back cover to keep the film inside and from being accidentally exposed, and they are also used in the winders. The only screw on the cameras is for the shutter: to open and close the pinhole.

The cameras are going to come in 35mm formats and up to 4×5–the latter is often what delivers some of the best pinhole images. The company is looking to source $10,000 to pay for equipment, resources, and pinholes that need to be purchased in bulk to make them financially reasonable. And we believe that they might just do it.

We’ve covered pinhole cameras a lot here, and we love a couple of projects such as a camera with 25 pinholes, a shoebox camera, a spam can, and this exposure shot for a couple of months. This Kickstarter we’re very positive will reach its funding needs soon.

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