FS: Noon pinhole panoramic camera 6x12 6x6 6x9

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    I started exploring Pinhole photography and now have (3) Pinhole cameras plus pinhole lenses for by LTM cameras and my Olympus OM cameras. I've settled mostly on taking 4X5's on paper with another Pinhole I have so it's time to make room in the closet.
    For sale is a Noon Panoramic Pinhole Camera used for only one roll of 120 film. I love the versatility of being able to choose between 6x6, 6x7, and 6x9 formats and love the workmanship and beauty of this camera. I'd like to see it go to someone who will use it with more regularity than I have.
    It is only about 3 months old, in immaculate condition, definitely qualifies as 'like new'. Mine is number 178/777. $10 of sale to APUG. Below are pics and descriptions from Camera-Wiki.org:


    Noon Panoramic Pinhole Camera


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    The Noon Panoramic Pinhole Camera is a pinhole camera conceived as a craft object, made of fine hardwoods by Noon. It is designed for 120 film, and has a focal length of 60mm. The pinhole size varies but is about 0.27mm or 0.29mm, resulting in f-numbers of f/207 to f/222. The interior compartment can be reduced to smaller size if image formats of 6x6cm or 9x6cm are preferred, instead of the 6x12cm panoramic format. The camera back has different red windows for each possible format. The camera was designed by Jacek Urbanik.

    CONUS: $85 plus $15 shipping. International shipping at actual shipping and customs charges available
     
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    I'm putting this on eBay tomorrow
     
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    Conversation started!
     
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    Sold!
     
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    The camera arrived on Saturday, and I was able to pick it up today.
    It was really well packed. It is also even better than listed (version 2, instead of the earlier version shown in the link - bonus!).
    I've run a roll of T-Max 100 through it in the 6x12 configuration, and I think it is going to be great fun.
    Here are a couple of examples:
    3b-2017-07-24-res.jpg 5b-2017-07-24-res.jpg
    Thanks Ken!
     
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    Darn, Matt!
    You're first tries and better than what I got out of it. I really like the first one a lot.
     
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    What a cool looking camera, which you got at an amazing price. Wish I saw this ad sooner!! Looks like $230 or so gets me a new one from Europe.

    Excellent results that you are showing! I'm jealous!
     
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    Is the amount of vignetting that he got normal for this camera?
     
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    You know, I only shot 6X9 so I can't say. His shots are 6X12 which would account for some of the vignetting
     
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    I saw this for $116 on ebay
     
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    The $100.00 US including shipping to my shipping address in Washington State was definitely worth it for me. The new ones on eBay are shipped from Poland, and are priced in Euros - and they don't include $10.00 USD to APUG!
     
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    If you wander through the plethora of pinhole material on the web, you will come to the realization that 6x12 will definitely lead to darker edges - some vignetting, but also necessarily occurring light fall-off.
    The focal length is just 60mm, whereas the diagonal of the film is almost 135mm - approaching the size of 4x5 (which has a diagonal of approximately 160mm).
    Most who shoot anything like a 60mm lens on 4x5 often prefer to use a centre filter to deal with light fall off.
    In addition, these are quick scans, and I've tried to enhance contrast to aid in visibility.
    I'm looking forward to printing these in the darkroom - my 4x5 glass carrier doesn't get enough use.
     
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    I want one!
     
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    Go for it, Peter. Besides being extremely versatile, it is really a beautiful piece of craftsmanship and (IMHO) a brilliant design.
     
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    If you are interested, search for the current eBay listing, because the photographs and description show a number of subtle improvements in the version 2 that Ken sold me. The link in his original listing was actually to a description of the first version.
    And I (and my wife) agree - it is beautiful.
     
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    And here is some colour work with the camera - 6x9 and Ektachrome 100G this time.
    I'm having a great time with this.
    46a-2017-07-25-res.jpg
     
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    Very nice. I bet the slides look great in person. You process your own E-6?

    I'd love to see more 6 x 12's when you make them.
     
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    No - there remains one local lab in our market ("The Lab") who does high quality, dip-and-dunk professional E6 development - at least one run per business day. I have them do my 120 E6. It isn't inexpensive at $10.50 CDN per roll, but I consider it well worth it.
    The drive through Vancouver traffic is the biggest down-side.
    I'll do more 6x12, but I want to do some darkroom prints of what I've done so far.
    My most recent project is a 6x6 experiment, but through some unusual misadventures, my negatives and I are in different locations!