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    Zero Image

    I'm so excited!

    I just got done sending my Paypal payment to Zone Image for one of their fancy schmancy 4x5 models - the 75B Deluxe model. A bit pricey, but not really, at $265. It comes with a cable release shutter, three pinhole sizes on a turret and also three zone plates on the same turret so I could shoot some zone plate photography too, with the very same camera.

    I am so stoked! Can barely wait!

    It's a framed site so you need to go to the home page to navigate around but here's the camera I bought:

    4x5 75B Deluxe

    Their home page:

    http://zeroimage.com
    I love the wilderness and I love my trail cameras, all Fuji's! :) GA645, GW690 III, and the X100 which I think is the best trail camera ever invented (to date).

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    I bought one of these a while ago and love it... The images are a lot sharper with a pinhole than I expected... Be prepared for long exposures even in reasonable light... This one took 96 minutes @ 75mm...

    http://www.redbubble.com/people/mal6...-pinhole-image

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal View Post
    I bought one of these a while ago and love it... The images are a lot sharper with a pinhole than I expected... Be prepared for long exposures even in reasonable light... This one took 96 minutes @ 75mm...

    http://www.redbubble.com/people/mal6...-pinhole-image
    Nice shot, definitely worth the wait.
    WYSIWYG - At least that's my goal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal View Post
    I bought one of these a while ago and love it... The images are a lot sharper with a pinhole than I expected... Be prepared for long exposures even in reasonable light... This one took 96 minutes @ 75mm...

    http://www.redbubble.com/people/mal6...-pinhole-image
    I thought about this shot after making my previous post. I'm curious, how did you arrive at what appears to be such an extreme exposure time?
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    Congratulations. Great camera.

    I made this image with the ZeroImage 4x5 using only the front 25mm section.

    http://www.walterpcalahan.com/Cheers...ton_DC.html#11
    When I grow up, I want to be a photographer.

    http://www.walterpcalahan.com/Photography/index.html

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    I have the 75B Deluxe as well. Great camera and as Mal said, the images are sharper than you would expect. Especially if you have gotten used to using homemade pinholes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobwysiwyg View Post
    I thought about this shot after making my previous post. I'm curious, how did you arrive at what appears to be such an extreme exposure time?
    Well... I used my light meter and it gave me a reading (can't remember what it was)... The Zero Image scale suggested the at f216 I should use a particular shutterspeed and at that shutterspeed I should multiply the time by 12 to account for the reciprocity failure of the film...

    I'm pretty sure there is a significant amount of leeway in these times but that's all part of the fun of "low tech" photography... Working it all out in your head adds to the fun of getting it right.

    PS: Take notes...

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    Mal,

    Thanks for the follow-up. It does sound like fun and something I would like to try. I might wait until I get a better handle on figuring out how to use a traditional 4x5 cam though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrobel Photographic View Post
    I have the 75B Deluxe as well. Great camera and as Mal said, the images are sharper than you would expect. Especially if you have gotten used to using homemade pinholes.
    After seeing Thomas Bertilsson's results with his Zero Image and wondering just how come he was getting much sharper images than me, I decided to investigate and this is when I decided to make this purchase.

    Does anyone want to buy my 4x5 pinhole camera I will no longer be using? It's only a few months old, and I've replaced the thick brass pinhole plate with a much much thinner material. It no longer produces overly swirly streams of reflected light in backlit images. Dirt cheep price!
    I love the wilderness and I love my trail cameras, all Fuji's! :) GA645, GW690 III, and the X100 which I think is the best trail camera ever invented (to date).

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    You will love your Zero Image. Buy a good book. You might need one while waiting on your superb exposures. Biill Barber

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