Some advice: should you decide to shoot a bunch of slide film on some pinhole cameras in a scenic place, maybe leave the 4×5 and that box of Astia at home…

Maybe.

Really, I got a couple of really nice pictures out of the 10 sheets of Astia (and 6 of Ektachrome 64T) I shot, and I had a good time doing it, but I can’t help wondering of these would’ve been just a bit better with some proper glass in front…

I mean, really, given the expense of large format film (and 4×5 is cheap compared to 8×10, and may Allah protect me from getting into that), especially large format slide film, wouldn’t you leave the pinholing for something cheaper (and smaller)?

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Then again, with results like these, who needs glass anyway?

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Robert Frank eat your heart out.

And just because I couldn’t be bothered to stick to my own plan, I took the Fujinon W 125mm f/5.6 along… So let’s do a little a/b with this dogwood in the woods just a couple doors down from Mom’s and the Image Compare block that I’ve never used before.

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Horses for courses, of course, of course, and the bokeh from the Fujinon is a bit busy and distracting, and I should’ve stopped down, but you can nearly count the grains of pollen from the focused image, while the pinhole is uniformly, if pleasantly, unsharp all over. And I’m glad I finally shot a box of Astia out of the freezer, and that I finally shot a few sheets of the box of 50 sheets of Ektachrome 64T that’s been moldering in the fridge for a couple of years.

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