Pinhole Cameras

Pinhole cameras are small or large, improvised or designed with great care. Cameras have been made of sea shells, many have been made of oatmeal boxes, coke cans or cookie containers, at least one has been made of a discarded refrigerator. Cameras have been cast in plaster like a face mask, constructed from beautiful hardwoods, built of metal with bellows and a range of multiple pinholes. Station wagons have been used as pinhole cameras – and rooms in large buildings. Basically a pinhole camera is a box, with a tiny hole at one end and film or photographic paper at the other. -Jon Grapstad, of Photo.net


ZEROIMAGE CAMERAS

We produce pinhole cameras because they embody the original technology of photography. We want to

Zero Image cameras are designed to embody the original technology of photography. They preserve this heritage and share this ancient method of self-expression with the world. These cameras make pinhole photography very simple and handy. You don't need to invest large amounts of money for photographic equipment. You won't have to carry heavy equipment when you go into the field. The convenient size and use of these pinhole cameras insure that your creativity will remain unlimited.

These cameras have been designed and developed by renowned pinhole artist Zernike Au. They're constructed with high-quality teak wood from Thailand. All metal fittings are made from solid brass. The wooden parts are first kiln-dried and then machine- milled to the proper size. Matte black paint applied to all inner parts prevents flare. The structure has been specifically designed to allow for the camera to shrink and swell with changing humidity and temperature without affecting performance.

The quick exposure dials assists in determining exposure times, while the film counter window features a cover that allows for use of infrared films. Optional accessories include a bubble level and a cable release mechanism. For more information on accessories, and to view galleries of photographs shot with the zero image camera - visit http://www.zeroimage.com

Zero 135 Dual Format

Material: Teak Wood
Weight: 6.5 Oz (185 gm) 
Pinhole Size: 0.18mm 
Zone Plate (Optional): 25mm with 9 zones      
Focal Length: 25mm 
Tripod socket: 1/4" 
Thread Angle of View: 88.5 deg.  
Dimension: 4 3/4" (L) x 1 5/8" (D) x 2 3/4"(H) including all knobs 
Film Stop: F/138 for pinhole, F/45 for zone plate 
Film Format: 135 (23mm x 35mm), panoramic (23mm x 45m)

This camera takes sharp images with an artistic atmosphere. 
It allows a wide range of creative possibilities for any serious photographer.   
Zero 135 is a super-wide angle camera. 

Price : $ 168.00 + Shipping

Zero 2000
Material: Teak Wood Weight: 250 gm 
Pinhole Size: 0.18mm 
Zone Plate (Optional): 25mm with 9 zones 
Focal Length: 1" (25mm) 
Tripod socket: 1/4" Thread 
Angle of View: 130 deg. diagonally 
Dimension: 5 1/4" (L) x 1 3/4" (D) x 3 1/4"(H) including all knobs 
Film Stop: F/138 for pinhole, F/47.6 for zone plate 
Film Format: 120 Roll film in 6 x 6 format
Zero 2000 is a super-wide angle camera with a focal length 
of 25mm and it accepts 120 roll film.

Price : $ 93.00 + Shipping

Zero 6x9 Multi-Format

Material: Teak Wood 
Weight: 328 gm Pinhole Size: 0.18mm 
Zone Plate (Optional): 40mm with 11 zones 
Focal Length: 40mm 
Tripod socket: 1/4" Thread 
Angle of View (diagonally): 90 deg. (6 x 4.5), 97.7 deg. (6 x 6), 
  102.9 deg. (6 x 7), 112.3 deg. (6 x 9) 
Dimension: 6 3/4" (L) x 2 1/4" (D) x 3 1/4"(H) including all knobs 
Film Stop: F/235 for pinhole, F/55 for zone plate 
Film Format: 120 Roll film in 6 x 4.5, 6 x 6, 6 x 7 and 6 x 9 formats

Price : $ 153.00 + Shipping 
Zero 612B Economic Version
Material: Teak Wood  
Weight: 380 gm  
Pinhole Size: 0.25mm  
Zone Plate: 40 mm with 11 zones  
Focal Length: 40mm  
Tripod socket: 1/4" Thread 
Angle of View (diagonally): 123.8 deg. (6 x 12), 112.3 deg. 
(6 x 9), 102.9 deg. (6 x 7), 97.7 deg. (6 x 6), 90 deg. (6 x 4.5)  
Dimension: 8 1/4"(L) x 2 3/4"(D) x 3 1/4"(H) including all knobs  
Film Stop: F/158 (pinhole), F/55 (zone plate)  
Film Format: 120 Roll film in 6 x 4.5, 6 x 6, 6 x 9 and 6 x 12 format

        

Price : $ 168.00 + Shipping

Zero 4x5 System

The brand new Zero 4 x 5 Multi-Format System is the world’s first camera that combines pinhole and zone plate technology in one unit. It is the only pinhole camera in a 4 x 5 format with a multi-focal length design available commercially. Your imagination and creativity can go wild! This camera has a simple design, but it can be altered to allow countless combinations with its optional accessories.  A variety of different focal lengths and pinhole sizes are available at your discretion. You can create unique images according to your own creative vision.

Prices vary, visit site.

Paper Dirkon Pinhole Camera

This unique camera was designed during the 1970s in Czechoslovakia. Martin Pilný, Mirek Kolá? and Richard Vyškovský, came up with a
functional pinhole camera made of stiff paper, designed for 35 mm film, which resembles a real camera. It may not be the most practical of devices, but it works!

* The name Dirkon is a play on words based on the combination of the parts of two words: Dirk- is the beginning of the Czech word dírka – inhole, and -kon is the end of the name of a well-known Japanese camera which needs no introduction.

For printouts and instructions on how to assemble this camera click on the images, or visit - http://www.pinhole.cz


Merlin Pinhole Cameras

Pinhole cameras created by Jim Kosinski from paint cans that can be used with
both film and paper negatives.

Freestyle Photographic Supplies
On-line shopping for a variety of commercially made cameras, pinhole body
caps, and other accessories.

Pinhole Blender
http://www.pinholeblender.com/

Chris Peregoy makes a nice cookie tin camera that allows you to make pinhole
images using 1 to 3 aperatures. Makes very interesting abstract panorama. Site
has a gallery of examples.

 

 

see also:

http://www.pinhole.com/
http://www.pinholeresource.com/
http://www.pinhole.org