Thingyfy is Back With Another Pinhole Lens, This Time it's a Wide Angle



Thingyfy, the company that brought you the first multi-aperture Pinhole lens (it actually has no lens at all, hence the pinhole part of the equation) is back with a wide angle offering.  But there's actually so much more. 

The original Pinhole pro medium lens was a huge success, allowing people to take creepy pinhole images whenever they wanted.  

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From their website:  

Pinhole photography has long held a vintage and DIY aesthetic, discounted
by many perhaps because of the breakthroughs in optics since its creation.
 But there is still room for this simple, elegant implementation in contemporary photography. The pinhole lens embodies a foundational concept in photography- 
the camera obscura. The images it produces are distinct, and unique in nature. 
With so many options on the market, as well as the ability for anyone to build their 
own, why do we not see more of this photography in practice?

What's missing is an innovation in technology to bring the user experience of 
modern digital cameras to this centuries old technique. Thingyfy Pinhole Pro 
makes a simple, small change-multiple pinholes, but that change allows for 
real-time experimentation and manipulation that just doesn't exist in any other 
model. The unique properties of pinhole photography need to be exposed and 
played with. New uses discovered. With the products currently available on the 
market, all one can do is demo the principal at hand.

The aim for the Pinhole Pro is to make an aggressive attempt at re-introducing 
the viability and opportunity this lens affords to the professional and hobbyist photographers.

With the original pinhole pro users take pictures like the first box cameras, instead of using a lens, it's just a small hole or in this case series of holes that focus light directly onto the camera sensor. 

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The concept hasn't changed since the original design, except now you don't have to go hide in a box on the mountainside. Your camera's sensor is now the man in the box. 

Pinhole-pro is back at it again with their Wide Angle lenses. As they've already delivered a product after a previous crowd-funding campaign, your odds of getting one of the wide angles is almost certain. In fact, their entire campaign was funded in 2.5 hours, that's how much faith people have in their new product. 

Here's a photo taken with the previous generation 58mm on a Nikon D750 by Searing. 

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It definitely gives it a grainy other-worldly kind of feel to it and if that's your thing. Get on over to Kickstarter and give them your money! Their early bird specials are probably gone, but you can get this nifty artistic piece of kit for a little over $50. 

Source: KICKSTARTER