The Zero 69 Multi-Format is one of the most popular pinhole cameras in the range, as by using 120mm film it covers square format through to several other formats including the ever popular 6x9cm.
This camera features a very wide-angle coverage and a focal length of 40mm.
The unique design allows you to change the format without a mask; this is done by adjusting the internal wooden baffles before the film is loaded, to film formats 6x4.5, 6x6, 6x7 or 6x9cm. The Zero 69 camera takes 16 frames when set to 6x4.5, 12 frames when set to 6x6, and 8 frames when set to 6x7 and 6x9.
Framing is done by using the red windows on the rear of the camera, whioe allowing the numbers on the film backing paper to be seen. These windows are covered by a sliding shutter to prevent fogging through the backing paper in very bright light.
This basic format model is fitted with the hand operated shutter, the operation of which is smooth enough to avoid any vibration when opening or closing the shutter.
The teak wood in the Back to Nature range is wax oil finished which is more eco-friendly than the lacquer finish.
The models are broken into the following:
Basic: a simple sliding shutter
Deluxe: The shutter can be slid as for the basic but it can also operate with a cable release and swing up
Super Deluxe: Also contains a bubble level
Super Deluxe Plus: All the above + 52mm filter adaptor
Material: Teak Wood
Weight: 380 gm
Focal Length: 40mm
Tripod socket: 1/4” Thread
Pinhole Size: 0.18mm
Zone Plate (Optional): 40mm with 11 zones
Angle of View (diagonally): 82.98° (6 x 4.5) | 91° (6 x 6) | 95.86° (6 x 7)
105.42° (6 x 9)
Dimensions: 6 3/4” (L) x 2 1/4” (D) x 3 1/4”(H) including all knobs
Film Stop: f/235 for pinhole, f/55 for zone plate
Film Format: 120 Roll film in 6 x 4.5, 6 x 6, 6 x 7 and 6 x 9 formats