What a neat idea! I've never heard of it being done, but I'd imagine you could modify a G body cap by cutting (drilling?) a large hole in the center and attaching (gluing?) a piece of brass sheet stock with a pinhole to it. Should be relatively easy to do.
If you do try using your G as a pinhole camera, please do let us know how it works out.
Well, maybe here's a good forum to start some discussion going.
There are some questions that I myself am not sure of the answers.
1. Exposure calculation. Is there a way to trick the camera to switch to external metering like when one mount the 16mm onto it?
2. Focusing and sharpness. What i know is that for a pinhole camera, it will be sharp throughout, but the question is does the location of the pinhole matters? (e.g., should I stick the brass sheet of the outer or inner portion of the cap?
3. Will the shutter plane be burnt through? Probably will not happen, but don't think i wanna find it out the hard way.
Anyway, thanks for the response. At least I have an indication that I am not going off tangent here.
wow, harsh. sometimes the point can be just to see if you can do it. aside from that, the body of the G2 also has a lot of control over the image such as continuous wind, etc. I say give it a try for fun!