Re: Pinhole sharpness.

David S Cargo (
15 Jul 1997 12:39:44 -0500

Much to my surprise to see my Pinhole Pointer Page mentioned. It's
been a while since I created it, and some of the links are stale.

My pinhole camera is a 120 film box camera (a Sunbeam found at a garage
sale) with the (single element) lens removed, and a small metal sheet with
a hole drilled through it (acquired from Pinhole Resources as part of a
set). The metal sheet is very thin. (You can use brass shim stock bought
>from a hobby store, 0.002" or 0.003", to make your own.)

I'd take a peek at "The Penultimate Pinhole Page" (found at The Pinhole Resource On-Line (at can't be found by my current

I should mention that I use T-Max 100 and T-Max 400 for B&W work,
since there's no adjustment to developing needed for long exposures.
Some of my exposures are in the 10- to 20-minute range, depending on
lighting conditions.

David S. Cargo