Hit Photography with an AXE! – Wanderlust PinWide Review

Blunty Reviews the Wanderlust Pinwide with lots of test shots.

The Wanderlust Pinwide is an “lens” for Micro Four Thirds cameras and it’s not like anything else you snap on the front of your Olympus or Panasonic M4/3 shooter… and it’s here to inspire, teach and stimulate your creativity

A gallery of my test and sample images used in this review can be viewed here; plus.google.com/photos/…

Compatible with Micro 4/3 cameras, except for the Panasonic AF-100
Aperture; ƒ/96 ~ ƒ/128
Field of View; ~ 80°
Focal length; 11mm (22mm equivalent)
Materials; Ultra-high precision metal etched aperture, durable injection moulded plastic

“The heart of Pinwide is its flawless pinhole aperture. Made with the same precision etching technology used to manufacture semiconductors, our perfectly round pinhole was selected after extensive testing to ensure the highest sharpness. The result is an image that closely matches the look and feel of traditional analog pinhole photography.

We’re fans of the big picture, so we gave the Pinwide the widest focal length ever offered for a digital camera. The pinhole is actually recessed inside the camera, allowing for an ultrawide 11mm (22mm equivalent). For the first time, your digital shots can have the astounding scope and gorgeous vignette that come with wide angle pinhole.

With infinite depth of field and an ultrawide field of view, the Pinwide lets you create incredible near/far shots which would be impossible with a lens. Place the camera in the grass, and even the closest blades of grass will be as sharp as the trees in the background. Or capture the trick-or-treaters through the eyes of the jack-o’-lantern.

Looking through the Pinwide for the first time, it’s impossible not to smile. But it’s when you take your first pinhole snapshot—virtually impossible with film—that you’ll be hooked! All the vintage charm of pinhole, but with a live viewfinder, adjustable ISO, autoexposure and even video. Welcome to the beautiful future of pinhole photography.”