Pinhole photography: Coated and uncoated holes compared

Since first introduced in the 1930s, coatings have given photographers tough, reflection-free, contrasty lenses. And the same technology can be applied to the holes in pinhole cameras.

But is it worth it? Coating can add a degree of scratch resistance to a hole, but does it make a real-word difference to image quality?

Here’s a direct comparison between a coated and an uncoated hole – with science and images – so you can decide for yourself.

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