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  • Pinoramic 120 Series 2
    A 120 degree, medium format pinhole camera.
  • The Pinoramic 120 Series 2 is a camera I produced for sale in 2005 and 2006. It was a personal challenge to build a camera made entirely of laminated veneers - effectively a plywood camera. Both flat and curved surfaces are made from 5 layers of cross-banded veneer assembled with either vacuum bag, strap press or inflatable bladder press. All hardware (except for common screws) was made in house. A pneumatic shutter is actuated by a handheld rubber bulb.

  • The Tilt-Load mechanism makes it easy to film in and out of this very compact design. 
  • Features of the Pinoramic 120 Series 2 cameras
    • Uses standard 120 roll film to produce a 6 cm by 12 cm image which covers a horizontal field of view of 120 degrees.
    • The laminated front and back body panels of curly mahogany are complimented by custom brass hardware designed for this camera. The latch mechanism echos the knob, shutter nipple and red window forms.
    • The panoramic format means that the film inside the camera is wound around a curved film plane with the pinhole at its center.
    • The effective focal length of the pinhole is 60 mm and its effective aperture is f/200. Bright daylight exposure with 100 ASA film is about 1 second.
    • A simple twist of the latch lever located in the middle of the camera back is all that’s needed to remove the back for access to the film compartment.
    • Film loading is made easy with the all Tiltload System.
    • The body incorporates a standard 1/4-20 mount socket for use with a tripod but the Pinoramic 120 is also quite effective when you place it right in the middle of the action.
  • Back in popped open position. The center latch opens and closes the camera.
  • The Duomo in Milan, Italy shot with a Pinoramic 120 Series 2