Lensless 4 x 5" Pinhole Camera (Baltic Birch)

Lensless 4 x 5" Pinhole Camera (Baltic Birch)

Lensless 4 x 5" Pinhole Camera (Baltic Birch)

B&H # LE45MBB MFR # 116B
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Product Highlights

  • 150mm/6" Lens
  • Macro

Wood Type: Baltic Birch

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Focal Length: Normal/Macro

Normal/Macro Super Wide-Angle Telephoto

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Film Format: 4 x 5"

4 x 5" 5 x 7"

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8 x 10"

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11 x 14"

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The Baltic Birch 4 x 5" Pinhole Camera from Lensless features a 6" lens. Lensless Cameras are constructed of different woods. Each model has a tiny hole (1/64" or smaller) precisely drilled in the front panel. The shutter is simply a small hinged metal plate that the photographer swings up and down to begin and end the exposure. The imitated focal length is determined by the length of the camera. The format is determined by the size of the back of the camera, which accepts the film holder. Since it is designed to accept a sheet film holder, there is no need to load the camera in the dark.

This is a Baltic Birch, 4 x 5" Pinhole Camera, with a focal length equivalent of 150mm, which is a wide-normal macro lens for this format. Average exposure in bright, noon-day sun is 4 seconds, using 400 ISO film.

No Bells or Whistles
Simplify photography to its basics: Composition and Exposure.
Depth of field is of no concern; everything in front of the camera is equally in focus.
Easy to Load
Uses cut film and Polaroid holders. No need to load the camera in the dark.
In the Box
Lensless 4 x 5" Pinhole Camera (Baltic Birch)
  • Standard (1/4") Tripod Mounting Threaded Socket
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    Lensless 116B specs

    Film Format 4 x 5"
    Focal Length 150mm
    Material Baltic Birch Laminate
    Working F-Stop f/420
    Weight 3.1 lbs / 1.4 kg
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    Package Weight 2.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.449 x 6.929 x 6.378"

    Lensless 116B reviews

    4 x 5" Pinhole Camera (Baltic Birch) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 7.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from PURE PHOTOGRAPHY Ok Ok so I can't comment on the flashy giga pickles or the data reverb or whatever else all you digital folk rave about but simply put this is pure photography in the raw. I use a poloroid film back for fun and a 4x5 film pack filled with print paper that i can tray process and then scan as a reverse to a Mac. Real old school! People ask questions about it all the time, a great way to meet new people. If you really want to feel a picture this is a great way go. Built well, attractive, nothing to break and inexpensive. Wonderful Dave
    Date published: 2009-01-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice entry point to pinhole photography I bought this 4x5 pinhole as an inexpensive return to large format photography, having shot the format years ago. You will need 4x5 film and holders to use it effectively. The camera is well made (better than I could have done as a DIY project) and the fit and finish are nice. Although the B&H name for this is Santa Barbara, the Santa Barbara company went away a few years ago. Check out lensless camera website, the new name for this product. The builder is very helpful and even directed me to buy from B&H despite the fact that he sells the cameras directly for more money. There are no electronics, so exposure is basically an educated guess, as is composition since there is no finder or ground glass. You might want to carry a SLR or other camera zoomed to 50mm to get a sense of what the box will see. Have fun.
    Date published: 2010-11-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun Camera I was looking for something different I could take out in the extreme cold of Minnesota winter with out having to worry about. This fits the bill perfectly. Very simple,basic, suprising results. Remember photography is supposed to be fun.The fit and finish of this product are excellent. I recommend a blackcat exposure guide with this product. Also tripod required.(or rock,or bench/picnic table).
    Date published: 2011-01-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great price for fun camera Looks well made and fits 4x5 holders well. There are two round wooden rods included to hold your film holder firm in place. There is also a sheet with suggested exposure times included, which is very helpful.
    Date published: 2011-09-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best yet! The level of quality and finish on this camera is impressive. The method of securing the film holder in place is simple yet superior to other pin hole cameras available of the market regardless of price. It securely holds the fim holder or 4x5 Instant film back in place. Best of all it is made in the USA!
    Date published: 2014-06-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well built converted this item to except a fuji 145 film holder back. Solid and tripod mounts work well.
    Date published: 2010-11-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from a wood box, which can contain the world a wonderful way to go against the digital flow !!!
    Date published: 2010-10-04
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