Film Photography Podcast
Episode 219 – April 15, 2019
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In this episode Michael Raso is joined by Leslie Lazenby and Mark O’Brien. Topics include Leice MiniLux Zoom compact 35mm camera, Ondu 120 Pinhole Camera and Pinhole Camera: A DIY Guide by Chris Keeney.
Camera: Leica Minilux Zoom, this camera has no way to manually set the ISO so it defaulted to 100 for this ISO 80 film. Close enough.
FiIm: Eastman Plus-X 5231 BW Motion Picture Film, FPP Super Mono Bath, 68 @ 6 minutes.
Image by: Leslie Lazenby
20 April 2018, Mt Victory, Ohio
The always-awesome Ken Rockwell writes it like he sees it! “The Leica Minilux Zoom is a very basic point-and-shoot for rich people. It doesn’t work any better than any other point-and-shoot, and is worse than advanced point-and-shoots like the Nikon 35Ti or Konica Hexar.” – https://kenrockwell.com/leica/minilux-zoom.htm
From the ONDU Website: For a long time we were asked to make a dedicated 6×9 pinhole camera. Why is 6×9 so popular? Well the frame size has a 2:3 ratio which is the same to the classical 24x36mm so called Leica format that most photographers are used to. With the 40mm focal length image composition is a breeze, vigneting is minimal and a semi wide angle of view makes pictures look like they were not made with a pinhole camera at all. Combined that with the larger frame size than the Leica you have a recipe for success. The physical frame size on this camera is 56x84mm which means you will be able to make 8 images on a single roll of 120 film.
Chris writes: “Writing this book on do-it-yourself (DIY) pinhole photography for Princeton Architectural Press was a lot of fun. Being that this is my first book, you could probably guess I’m pretty excited about it. From looking at my old and new website, you can see I’ve had a passion for lensless photography for a while now. Now to see a published book with all the fruits of my labor in photographic exploration in print, is very fulfilling for me. It makes me happy to think that someday, someone will make a pinhole camera inspired from this book only to go on their own creative journey. I’ve always thought that pinhole photography is a lot like open source programming. You create something, then pass that knowledge onto the next person so they can try their best at it. What a beautiful concept.” – https://chriskeeney.com/pinhole/pinhole-cameras-diy-guide-princeton-architectural-press/
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