RSS35R now available!

The unique double sided colour/redscale pinhole camera now available here.

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4x5Z Sample images

Customer John Farnan generously allowed the use of these shots taken using the RSS4x5Z at 35mm and 50mm focal distances. Find more here.

All images copyright of John Farnan –

John also wrote a review of the camera here:

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New camera – 4×5 Z – coming soon

The new RealitySoSubtle 4×5 pinhole camera is almost ready for release.

A modular design in marine grade plywood that can be configured in a variety of focal distances including that of the original RealitySoSubtle 4×5 camera (35mm focal distance).

In addition to doing exactly what the original 4×5 could do it can also be configured in 50mm, 75mm and 90mm focal distance. The pinhole shutter-boards can be swapped out seamlessly too. 2 boards (0.2 and 0.3mm) cover all 4 focal distances. Vertical and horizonal rise available for all focal distances.

Changing configurations is quick and painless.

The camera parts will be available to purchase as a complete kit that will allow 4 focal distances or as individual components. For example the back can be purchased separately for those that wish to start their own 4×5 project from a sturdy base (the back is the most challenging part for d.i.y’ers). The back inlcudes 2 x tripod mounts and a clamping back to secure the film holder.

Pricing as follows:

back : €40

extension : €30

half extension : €30

Pinhole shutter-board (0.2 or 0.3mm): €40

Full 4 focal distance kit : €180

Components required for camera with 4 focal distance (35,50,75 and 90mm) capability:

1 x back

1 x extension

1 x half extension

1 x shutter board 0.2mm (35mm)

1 x shutter board 0.3mm (50,75 and 90mm)

Here are some test shots at each focal distance – 35mm,50mm,75mm and 90mm.


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more holidays..

Holiday time until 10th  September. Any pinhole aperture orders in the mean time will ship 10th September. For camera shipping dates see the ‘Shop’ menu.

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Holiday time until 2nd August. Any pinhole aperture orders in the mean time will ship 2nd August. For camera shipping dates see the ‘Shop’ menu.


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GB customers..

The link below will somewhat clarify the situation regarding customs duty and VAT due if you import my cameras into Great Britain (does not apply to N.I which remains in the EU customs union).


As such it appears that any order up to a value of £135 (so any order of 6×6, 6x6f or 6x9f camera) would not incur customs duty though VAT would be payable upon delivery by the customer.

Orders above £135 ( e.g 6x12s and 6x17s) would incur both customers duty and VAT.

Correctly filled in customs declaration form CN23 will be included with any shipment to GB.

Hope this helps to clarify the situation!

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