Pinhole Package from Poland.

 

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A couple of weeks ago I stumbled upon a beautiful handmade Vermeer wooden Pinhole camera, which, are handmade in Poland by Czarek Bartczak .I ordered one the moment I saw it. Pure impulse. I’ve never tried Pinhole cameras before. Nothing like going in at the deep end I thought. In the end I ordered a Vermeer 6×17 curved plane camera, which, exposes 3 6×6 frames at the same time on120 film making a panorama. You get four Images on a 120 roll film. Has an aperture of F/300 and a focal length of 90mm which given the negative size equals around 21 mm in 35mm format.

You have to supply your own take-up spool as the camera comes without one so if you are thinking of buying one don’t throw out your old 120 spools keep at least one. I had plenty lying around so no problem. Loading is just a question of feeding the film from one spool to the next over the curved plane inside the camera. Remember that this camera exposes 3 frames at a time. So when winding on you‘ll need to look for numbers 2,5,8,and11 through frame count window at the back of the camera.

For help with exposure I used an iPhone App Pinhole Assistant. I was able to measure the light and compensate for reciprocity failure* all in the app.
The shot here was a 10 sec exposure. To frame the shot I used a Leica 21 mm viewfinder but you can use your iPhone or just your eyes too. It’s part of the fun. It was shot on TMax 100 asa 120 film developed for 6 mins in Adox Adonal

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I can really recommend Vermeer cameras Czarek was a pleasure to deal with. I’m saving for another already :0)

 

Some Links

I purchased my Vermeer here

Reciprocity failure an explanation

iPhone App I use

 

Turf Drying Shed

Turf Drying Shed

We stopped for coffee by an old abandoned turf drying shed part of what may have been a hand haul rail system was still visible.

This was shot on Rollei RPX 100 which I stand developed in Adox Adonal 1:100 for 60 minutes @20°C Inversions for the first minute then 1 at the half-way point.

Taking A Break.

Taking A Break.

After a while we took a break in the spring sunshine. We were actually sitting in front of an abandoned Turf drying shed but more of that tomorrow.
This was shot on Rollei RPX 100 which I stand developed in Adox Adonal 1:100 for 60 minutes @20°C Inversions for the first minute then 1 at the half-way point.

It’s a blur.

It's a blur. by Davidap2009
It’s a blur., a photo by Davidap2009 on Flickr.

Low light and,low shutter speed =blur
Leica MP

Rollei RPX400 @400
Adox adonal 8 mins at 20 ℃

They called me Morris

They called me Morris by Davidap2009
They called me Morris, a photo by Davidap2009 on Flickr.

Jammed in.

Jammed in. by Davidap2009
Jammed in., a photo by Davidap2009 on Flickr.

I took my Leica with me loaded with Rollei RPX400. This I developed in Adox Adonal for 8 mins at 20°C. Scanned on an Epson V700 using Silverfast SW.

Vigdis +1

Vigdis +1 by Davidap2009
Vigdis +1, a photo by Davidap2009 on Flickr.

My sister-in-law (On the right) together with the director of cultural events.

Untitled

Untitled by Davidap2009
Untitled, a photo by Davidap2009 on Flickr.

…and then the rain came.

…and then the rain came. by Davidap2009
…and then the rain came., a photo by Davidap2009 on Flickr.

Waiting

Waiting by Davidap2009
Waiting, a photo by Davidap2009 on Flickr.