The Rough Draft

If you can't go through it. Go around it.

I’ve had the pinhole lens as part of my Lensbaby kit for a while. I haven’t really worked with it too much because it requires a lot of work to get decent results and it becomes a real process to get the shots coming with any consistency because you’re working at such a high F number (f166) that you have a hard time pre visualizing your shot. You basically have to set up the camera on your tripod and take shots at different exposure times until you’re happy with the end result.

I’ve always been intrigued by the end results. With the Lensbaby Pinhole insert, you get massive depth of field but your focus is arbitrary and becomes more of a function of the DOF. The color saturation gets pretty interesting as well.

I will say this, the pinhole lens will reveal every speck of dust that’s usually focused out of the image with a more standard lens. Detail definitely drops out with distance but that gives things a very dreamy look.

I’m going to keep playing around with the Pinhole insert.

I decided to switch to my double glass insert to see how it would cope under the conditions. I had the f2.8 ring and I was shooting 1/30 as ISO 100. The water and the direction of light created some pretty cool effects.

And just to round out the morning, I switched to the Edge 80 Optic and it’s flat plane focus.

Hot as it was, it was nice to get out and work with some of my Lensbaby equipment.

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