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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