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Here is a gorgeous wooden pinhole camera. If you've wanted to try pinhole photography, but haven't gotten around to constructing your own pinhole camera yet, or if you've wanted to try out large format photography without committing to the expense of a large format camera, here is an option for you.

This pinhole camera is made of lacquered cherry wood. The sides are joined together with box joints. The inside of the camera is soft, black, and light-tight. The camera accepts standard 4x5 sheet film holders. A sheet film holder is included with this camera, although the holder looks as if it has seen a good amount of use and has not been tested for light-tightness.

The sheet film holder fits snugly against the back of the camera, and is held tight by two knobs. There are two tripod mounts on the camera that will allow for vertical or horizontal orientation on a tripod.

I'm not sure what size hole the pinhole is, but I did shoot a range of test photos with this camera to make sure it works properly, and I've found that, if using 100 speed film, a sunny day exposure time of about 7-8 seconds seems about right. Of course, pinhole camera definitely beg to be experimented with, so I encourage you to try different exposure times with different films to get the results most pleasing to you.

There is no shutter on this camera. It's designed so that cover the pinhole with your finger, pull the dark slide out from the holder, expose the image, place your finger back over the pinhole, and then slide the dark slide back in. I found that a little awkward when using it, and instead constructed a small cover for the pinhole out of foamcore. I'd recommend coming up with a similar solution unless you're using sheet film holders that have dark slides that glide extremely easily.

The last photo in this listing was shot with this camera.

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Cherry Wood 4x5 Pinhole Camera


  • Materials: camera, plastic, wood, cherry, brass
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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