Description:The black housing at the left in the picture contains a clear bulb with a W-shaped filament, which can be focused on a distant screen at the right. With the lens rotated out of the light from the source, several pinholes are poked into a sheet of tin foil covering one end of the aluminum tube in the center of the photograph, producing several pinhole "images" on the screen. When the lens is rotated back into the light, all of the images from the pinholes are combined into a single true image. The image of the pinholes is compared with the image of the lens in the photographs below. Click on one of the photographs below to see an mpeg video of the transition from pinhole "images" into a single image.