Skipping ahead a bit, this past Sunday was World Pinhole Day. I’m not sure exactly who declared it, but if the Internet says it then it must be true. I read about many pinhole designs and theories before settling on my approach.


I used a Nikon body cap, fitted with a pinhole made from a Diet Coke can. It will fit any of our Nikons, it only cost about $2, and it’s the best use I can think of for a can of Diet Coke.



This is proof of concept from 4/26. Taken with the D70 at 400ASA, 13 seconds.

4/27 – FM2 pinhole, expired Tri-X 400. Handheld long exposure.


4/29 – Another long handheld exposure. FM2/Tri-X
4/30 – The Farm. FM2/Tri-X

5/2 – Obs Deck. FM2 with Tri-X 400. All were home developed.