The Auloma Panorama pinhole camera is a perfect synthesis of the practicality of using 120-format roll film and the image quality that can be achieved with a large format single film. With our Auloma Panorama you get panoramic images with a size of 56x120mm, this means that the image area obtained is 7.7 times larger than with a 135 format camera thus providing images with a better apparent resolution. This pinhole camera compared to a large format 4x5 actually produces images with 1.8 times less image area, but the frame length is only 5mm shorter than the large format, so its apparent longitudinal resolution is close to that achievable using a 4x5 format. This comparison well defines the potential of the product, which combines the convenience of using a roll of film and obtaining images with a high resolution similar to a 4x5 large format on pre-cut film sheets, giving you wide-angle panoramic subjects impossible to obtain with any digital camera
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Panorama 6x12 the wide angle pinhole camera for amazing panoramic shots
Wide spaces, great emotions!
The Auloma Panorama 6x12 pinhole camera is characterised by its robust yet lightweight construction. Thanks to the use of plastic materials and aluminium alloys derived from motor racing, the Panorama 6x12 is a very handy and durable camera. According to the Auloma scheme, the two main components into which the pinhole camera is divided, i.e. the shutter assembly and the film magazine, are light-impermeable monoblocks. Problems such as light entering the camera due to the ungluing of the wooden parts or their deformation due to humidity and temperature variation are prevented. The outer Supergrip coating increases the grip capacity of the pinhole camera even under the most extreme environmental conditions, such as water and mud, and perfectly locks the camera on the tripod.
One of the main advantages of the Auloma Panorama pinhole camera is the independent roll film back with double-sided access. This innovative system allows unimpeded film loading in just a few seconds. The roll film back is equipped with a double labyrinth system that prevents accidental light ingress after the film has been loaded into the camera.
In the Auloma Panorama 6x12 the film is placed on two curved rails. The rails radius is 70mm (2-3/4") the same dimension of the camera focal length. This design allow a perfect lighting, homogeneous on the entire negative, this avoids the typical vignetting effects that suffer all pinhole cameras where the film is placed on a flat plane.
The film is dragged by an anti-return mechanism that only allows it to be wound, keeping the film tightly taut on the sliding tracks. Two elastic leaf springs also exert slight pressure on the two spools where the film is wound, ensuring perfect closure of the wound spool when it is removed from the pinhole camera. Our film winding system is highly efficient, thanks to the careful mechanical execution of the components made of materials with a low coefficient of friction, they will never cause the film to block during winding. Winding film with the Panorama 6x12 will be a unique experience, as slight as moving a feather.
In Panorama 6x12 are available two threaded holes drilled orthogonally from one another, in this way will be possible mount the camera on the tripod in both position to obtain or the classical landscape 6x12 pictures, or any other 12x6 extreme portrait.
In wide-angle pinhole photography, if only one central pinhole were used, your photo would be distorted at both the bottom and the top. To remove the distortion on either side of the photograph, the expedient used is to use two pinholes off-centre from the centre of the image. The Auloma Panorama camera has two pinholes, using the top pinhole you will get photographs with the ground straight, while using the bottom pinhole you will get photographs with the sky straight. The pinholes in the Auloma cameras are made on brass sheets only 0.025mm (0.001') thick, all of which are checked under a microscope before being installed on the pinhole camera.
The pinhole camera Panorama 6x12 allows easy opening and closing of pinholes by means of two shutters made of a material with a low coefficient of friction to allow unimpeded opening and closing, reducing the risk of moving the camera during shooting. The shutter is equipped in the open and closed positions with a mechanical stop and magnetic locks that guarantee its open position even for long exposures.
The Panorama 6x12 doesn't use the typical lines printed on the camera to determinate the framing, to aid the photographers to frame the picture the pinhole camera Auloma Panorama 6x12 is equipped of colored spherical viewfinders, such as in a gun will be enough align the viewfinder to define the limits of the framing. The use of viewfinders in different colors is an expedient to aid the photographers to find the framing according the pinhole used.
120 film format has printed in the backing paper the number to identify the frame. Many cameras use only a red transparent porthole to view the number. The pinhole camera Panorama 6x12 to safe your negative from accidental light leakage, assure further the porthole thanks to a screen that enveloping the backing paper, so in this way the light that pass through the porthole will be limited only around the number printed on the backing paper. In addition the porthole is covered by a shutter that can be opened only when you must winding the film to the next frame. The shutter closed position is warrant by a magnet.
The Panorama 6x12 pinhole camera is designed to easily install the L filter holder using four screws. The L filter holder mounts any square or rectangular filter with a width of 100mm and a thickness of 3mm, such as our Aulomacolor L filters. The size of the Aulomacolor L filters guarantees simultaneous coverage of both pinholes on the Panorama pinhole camera, avoiding vignetting effects. Thanks to our special elastic guides installed on the L filter holder, inserting the filters is a simple and straightforward task; simply slide the filters into the elastic guides and position them in front of the pinholes. With the BW series Aulomacolor L filters you can take black and white photographs with emphasised tones and contrasts, while with the ND Aulomacolor filters you can increase exposure times and block out the annoying UV rays that cause violet tones in colour photographs taken with a pinhole camera. The possibility of mounting several filters at the same time will allow you, for example, to obtain a magenta filter by combining the red and blue filter, or to obtain a perfect infrared filter by combining the green, red and blue filter.
Auloma pinholes are unique objects, characterised by an elegant combination of durable and resistant materials. The style of a Panorama 6x12 is completely different from classic wooden pinhole cameras. Thanks to its Supergrip coating and faux leather finish, the Panorama pinhole camera is a unique object with an unmistakable design and modern character. In addition to the aesthetic solution, the coating has a protective function for your camera, making it an even more reliable tool. The Panorama 6x12 camera is manufactured with craftsmanship at our factory in Italy with meticulous attention to the smallest detail and the strictest quality assurance.
- Overall dimensions (HxWxD): 141x245x100mm (5-35/64"x9-41/64"x3-15/16")
- Weight: 1.02Kg (2-1/4lb)
- Material: Terafelted polyethylene, aluminium and stainless steel
- Focal length: 70mm (2"3/4)
- Pinhole diameter: 0.3mm (0.012")
- Horizontal angle of view: 100°
- Vertical angle of view: 61°
- Film stop: f=233
- Film size: 120
- image size: 56mmx120mm (2-13/64"x4-23/32")
- Tripod thread type: UNC 1/4"x20
- Filter holder L (optional)
Purchaising the pinhole camera Panorama 6x12 through our on-line shop, will receive inside the box the follow items:
- Pinhole camera Panorama 6x12
- Instructions manual
- Light exposure chart