Polychromatic MTFs based on the work of Hopkins and Sayanagi are developed for a pinhole camera using standard 5500°K daylight and a black and white, and a color reversal film. On and off-axis MTF were developed for the radial and tangential cases. Conclusions are drawn about the depth of focus and "best" focal position. A monochromatic depth of field study was done, showing both the need to focus and the infinite character of the pinhole camera.
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Photography, Pinhole; Images, Photographic
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Messenger, Arthur, "Polychromatic MTF of a Pinhole Camera" (1969). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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