Thingyfy PinHole Pro

The principle of the camera obscura has been around since 500BC, so it’s refreshing to see this recent innovation in pinhole technology...

Thingyfy PinHole Pro

Thingyfy PinHole Pro

Canadian company Thingyfy has created the world’s first multi-aperture pinhole lens thanks to a very successful Kickstarter campaign. Weighing in at 120g, this miniscule lens allows you to switch aperture as you shoot (a first for pinhole photographers), choosing from a 0.1-0.8mm range.

We have to compliment the build quality, which is very sturdy for such a lens, with a single twist ring to change apertures. Although this lens may have a perfect everyday focal length of 55mm, it does require long exposures to gather enough light into the sensor.

At $79, this won’t break the bank but will give you a very distinctive look, extremely well suited to documentary work or anybody looking to add some autheniticity to their vintage shots.

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Pros
Creative look
Vintage lo-fi feel
Multi-aperture

Cons 
Requires long exposure times
Never sharp

Spec
Aperture: 0.1-0.8mm
Weight: 120g
Focal length: 55mm

Thingyfy's Pinhole Pro gives a very disctinctive look when used on a DSLR

Thingyfy's Pinhole Pro gives a very disctinctive look when used on a DSLR