Photographer’s Notes

Sharan USA asked Susan Kroeter, a gifted pinhole photographer from New York,
to test drive the Sharan STD-35e Pinhole Camera. She shot over 12 rolls of film for us. While Susan shoots mostly nature landscapes with a 4x5, she found that the STD-35e’s compact size made it easy to carry along offering creative opportunities everyday. Her results were terrific in our unbiased Judgement! Here’s what she had to say about the STD-35e Pinhole Camera.

“The STD-35e is very easy to use. Lightweight, easy to carry with exposure times printed on its back, meaning no need for a light meter. (The exposure times are accurate, but I always erred on the side of overexposure when shooting negative film). There is one quirk about the camera. The rewind and advance spools are sturdy and work well, but make sure the film always has tension. Sometimes the film goes slack on either side. It results in double exposures or only half a frame advancing (again double exposure). I fixed this by holding the rewind knob in place with a rubber band. In general, compared to lugging my 4x5 with me, the STD-35e is great fun. It’s simple slide shutter and compact size outweighs the small quirk. I cannot recommend it enough. Ok, yea, I was paid to test it, but honestly this would be a handy edition to your pinhole collection.”

Susan has technical notes for some of the shots that she took using the STD-35e.


Click here to view Notes.



Links to animated photo galleries:

Wide-35 (horizontal): View Animated Photo GalleryWide-35 (vertical): View Animated Photo GallerySTD-35e: View Animated Photo Gallery (horizontal)
STD-35e: View Animated Photo Gallery (vertical)
SQ-35 : View Animated Photo Gallery



New Submissions Policy + Contests (May 1, 2011):

We would be happy to consider your Sharan Pinhole Photos for our gallery and website. Please email a lo-res (100 resolution) jpg, 800 px wide of your images to:

Beginning May 1, 2011, we will have twice yearly Sharan Pinhole Photo Contests and post a call for submissions. Submissions will be added to the gallery or elsewhere on the website in exchange for a listing of each photographer's name on our new Contributor's page. Each Photographer may choose to submit one url address to their own website or flickr account, in order to have an active link from the Sharan contributor's page.

Spring 2011 Sharan Pinhole Photo Contest Rules (May 1-31, 2011):

Contest Rules: Please submit up to 6 original photographs, taken with a Sharan Pinhole Camera, and sent to us as as jpgs, resolution 100 at a width of 800 pixels. It is suggested that the images be 'spotted' for dust and scratches. (This is best done manually instead of using a filter for 'dust/scratches' as these filters soften the images). Your images should be cropped as you wish to see them published. All submissions received during the contest dates will be considered 'contest submissions'. A winner will be chosen to receive a $100 prize for each contest. reserves the right to refuse submissions for any reason. We look forward to seeing your photos!

Note: We will continue accepting submissions of Sharan Photos to our gallery and website pages from interested Photographers, on an ongoing basis (outside of our contests). Our new policy for these submissions will be to add each included photographer's name to our new contributor's page when we post a part of, or their full submission to our gallery pages or elsewhere on the website. As with contest submissions, each photographer may choose to submit one url address to their own website or flickr account, in order to have an active link from the Sharan contributor's page.


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