Ghost in the Machine #1 by faust0matic

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I shot this with my 400D and a 50mm f/1.8 Canon lens with the lens cap on. The lens cap has a 0.040" hole drilled in the center, ISO 100, 25 sec exposure. I was playing around trying to figure out a way to make pinhole camera type photos without the hassle of letting dust in to my sensor. A friend asked for copies of these because he said they reminded him of scenes from the movie Pi. So, now I’m waiting for my copy of it to show up so I can see what he’s talking about.


black, machine, pi, pinhole, shop, white


  • Damian
    Damianabout 7 years ago

    Cool effect, and an interesting description of how you went about it.

  • faust0matic
    faust0maticabout 7 years ago

    Thanks :) I’m thinking about making some custom pinhole lens caps on my lathe to try different hole diameters and maybe multiple holes in various patterns. I want to try one on my 10-22mm EF-S, but I don’t feel like drilling holes in a 77mm ($$$) lens cap.

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