Testing the RealitySoSubtle 6x17 pinhole camera. The results are stunning in sharpness and the negatives are soooo wiiiide!! I must still learn to frame adequately with the upper or lower pinhole, but I'm really impressed by this camera and the photos it produces! :)


  1. mtsteve
    mtsteve ·

    This is wonderful! May I ask what developer you used?

  2. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    @mtsteve Thanks! I use D76 for my B&W films: Earl Grey is processed for 6 mn, then 1 mn of rinse with plain water (not a real stop bath, but leaving the film 1 more mn in plain water allows the shadows to process a bit more while the highlights are already finished and quickly rinsed, so you got a higher dynamic range. This technique works the best with Bergger Pancro 400 or Ilford Delta 400), then 10 mn fixer, 5mn rinse and 1mn final rinse with distilled water and some drops of wetting agent.

  3. mtsteve
    mtsteve ·

    @vicuna Thank you very much for this technical response. It's very much appreciated. Your work reflects a very good understanding of films, cameras, and artistic creativity!

  4. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    @mtsteve You're welcome and thanks for these kind words! :)

  5. bang810
    bang810 ·

    these set of pictures are so sharp! I cannot believe its pinhole.....

  6. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    @bang810 yeah, it's really stunning how sharp this pinhole camera is!! Of course, you must be careful during exposure to not have any shake that will blur the picture (best is to cover the pinhole while opening it, than again before closing it as these are the only moments when you touch the camera). But f233 is quiet small and thus really sharp... and the camera is very well made to offer theses huge negatives of 6x17.... I'm shooting some more rolls for the moment, so expect some new pictures soon! :)

  7. bang810
    bang810 ·

    @vicuna Yes we shall all look forward to seeing those new pictures!!! Keep firing away!!!

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