4x5" Large Format RISE

  • Overview
  • Specs
  • Exposure chart

  • If you already know a thing or two about pinhole photography or large format film photography in general this is the camera for you. With the increased film size the images this camera creates are of better “quality”* and usually look sharper. The ONDU 4X5” Large Format camera is compatible with the Polaroid 545 back which accepts the NEW-55 FILM as well as the standard 4X5” film holders available from the web and retail shops worldwide. 

  • This is the RISE version that has 3 piholes, one in the centre and the other 2 located on thirds of the pinhole plane. With 3 tripod mounts it is possible to expose in all directions even with the rise pinholes. The RISE option gives you the possibility of raising or lowering the horizon to lower or upper third.

  • The camera has a fixed focal length of 58mm and a pretty wide angle of view of 106° which means that it will take some getting used to while framing your first shots. To make this easier we have engraved vertical and horizontal field of view engravingand added three levelling bulbs for vertical and horizontal orientations, the same goes for tripod mounts, one vertical two horizontal to make use of the rise feature, a first in the ONDU RISE series. 

    The 4x5” standard film back is secured to the camera via magnets and wooden film retaining clips while the much heavier Polaroid 545 back requires screwing knobs to hold it in place during exposures. All large formats are hand painted inside with a black matte acrylic paint and sealed with black flocking material to prevent any light leaks from entering the camera.

    1. Dimensions:(W) 87mm x (H) 162mm (L) 142mm
    2. Weight:430g
    3. Focal length:58mm
    4. Pinhole diameter:0,3 mm
    5. f stop equivalent:193
    6. The camera is shipped with a, wooden exposure chart, 3D printed snap on filter, a protective carry bag as well as knobs for the Polaroid 545 back.
  • Exposure chart

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    The camera is meticulously handcrafted out of walnut, maple and ash wood right in our workshop ensuring the best quality possible. With the blend of minimalistic and functional design paired with fine woodworking this camera will last for generations. Every camera is finished with two coats of natural oils with beeswax and buffed to achieve a perfect satin feel, which also protects the camera from the elements. 
    The camera features three standard tripod mounts, horizontal and vertical field of view engraving lines for easier composition, three levelling bulbs, 4x5" film holder retaining clips as well as knobs for the Polaroid 545 back. 

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