The principle of the camera obscura has been around since 500BC, so it’s refreshing to see this recent innovation in pinhole technology...
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.
indigogo.com (search Pinhole Pro)
Vintage lo-fi feel
Requires long exposure times
Focal length: 55mm