Lensless 4 x 5" Pinhole Camera (Baltic Birch)

BH #LE45SWABB • MFR #SWA2B
Lensless 4 x 5" Pinhole Camera (Baltic Birch)
Key Features
  • 50mm/2" Lens
  • Super Wide Angle
The Baltic Birch 4 x 5" Pinhole Camera from Lensless features a 2" 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 50mm, which is a super wide angle lens for this format. Average exposure in bright, noon-day sun is 4 seconds, using 400 ISO film.

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Lensless SWA2B Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2No Bells or Whistles
  • 3Focus-Free
  • 4Easy to Load

The Baltic Birch 4 x 5" Pinhole Camera from Lensless features a 2" 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 50mm, which is a super wide angle 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.

Focus-Free

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.
UPC: 603281732501

Lensless SWA2B Specs

Film Format4 x 5"
Focal Length50mm
MaterialBaltic Birch Laminate
Working F-Stopf/154
Weight1.9 lb / 0.8 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.785 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.5 x 6.2 x 5.8"
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What is the pinhole diameter?

What is the pinhole diameter?
Asked by: Matthew
The pinhole is 1/64".
Answered by: Luis L
Date published: 2020-11-25

I purchased this camera but misplaced the ...

I purchased this camera but misplaced the exposure guide. Can somebody please provide this information? I purchased the super wide angle version, if that makes a difference. Thank you!
Asked by: Pamela
This is a Baltic Birch, 4 x 5" Pinhole Camera, with a focal length equivalent of 50mm, which is a super wide angle lens for this format. Average exposure in bright, noon-day sun is 4 seconds, using 400 ISO film.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2019-09-12

I am looking into the Lensless 4x5 pinole to ...

I am looking into the Lensless 4x5 pinole to photograph Civil War reenactors. Currently shoot digital & post process to make them look authentic-ish. I know I will need film holders to preload before going out. My questions is with using the "direct positive paper" instead of film. Does it need any type of processing or is it ready to go like "instant film camers"? Trying to find a way to deliver images on site. Thanks.
Asked by: Michael
Direct positive paper still needs chemical processing in a darkroom with traditional type paper developers.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2020-07-15

question

Will this hold most common film holders? I see someone posted a link to a 2 pack for $100. I would like to try and limit the price if possible. Thank you.
Asked by: Ryan S.
Yes, any common 4 x 5 film backs will work with this camera. The way the holder on the back of the camera works, it should accommodate any slight fluctuation in your film holder thickness.
Answered by: Nicholas T.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

does it accept paper or just film?
Asked by: Anonymous
You can use paper of film when using the film sheet holders. Photo paper fits into the film holder. I use 10 of these cameras with the Toyo-View - 4x5 Sheet Film Holders (2 Pack) with middle school students.
Answered by: BRAD W.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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required accessories?
Asked by: Anonymous
You will need 4x5 film holders and 4x5 film.
Answered by: john c.
Date published: 2019-07-25
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