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A very fun lens
on October 13, 2011
I purchased this for a Panasonic G3, but it will work with any micro-four thirds camera. It's certainly the cheapest lens you can buy (there's no glass, of course).
The wide angle is interesting, and this pinhole lens has shown me that a great photo can be a blurry low resolution mess. Not everything has to be sharp. It does a noble job of making a fancy digital camera feel very, very analogue and simple. I salute those who do film pinholes, because this sort of thing benefits hugely from getting the instant feedback of playback on a LCD.
It's not for everyone, but if you're into photography, and like to experiment, it's great. The case also fits a rear lens cap, so it's compact and allows me to put the pinWide on and still protect whatever lens I take off. Also very fun during daylight as you can do long exposures without a ND filter. There's no focusing, but there's definitely an art to pressing your camera against various surfaces to get the long exposures needed (usually ~1 second) to get a shot with this pinhole.