Flyer has been added to Amazon’s Global Export list!
What does this mean? It means you can order from Amazon.com (either by searching for it or more easily, clicking on the Buy @ Amazon button on pinholeprinted.com/order/flyer6x6) directly and have it shipped to your country, where Amazon allows. Checking from the UK, the shipping price actually looks reasonable (customs not included).
It doesn’t mean you can order from your country’s Amazon site. You can’t order from amazon.co.uk, for example. To do that would require I actually manufacture and stock them in the EU as well – something that is beyond my scope at present.
Still, being able to ship anywhere Amazon does is worth the long wait. I’m still waiting for Clipper to be listed as well.
6×9? Isn’t Clipper a 6×18?
Yes. And yes. The new 6×9 mask – 3D printed, of course – pops inside Clipper and gives you the option of shooting 4 6×18 exposures or 8 6×9 exposures, when changing film. I must give credit for this idea to a current Clipper owner.
Moreover, since Clipper has a curved backplane, the 6×9 shots also have no light falloff end to end. This means Clipper 6×9 shots will be subtly and uniquely different from a flat backplane 6×9. I’m not aware of any production 6×9 pinhole cameras with a curved backplane.
Here’s a sample photo from Bastrop, where the Clipper is sitting on the coupler of a derelict crane railcar, looking toward the end of the track. Compare this to the full 6×18 image from the Great Sand Dunes.
So how should 6×9 photos be credited to the camera? Clipper is how the camera is known, and will always be 6×18. The mask just allows you to take 8 exposures instead of 4, and the field of view is 68 degrees instead of 136.
Rather than winding 2-6-10-14 as with 6×18, wind to 1-3-5-7-9-11-13-15.
Check http://pinholeprinted.com/order/clipper6x18/ for 6×9 masks.
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Coupler & Tracks, Bastrop TX (Clipper 6×18 masked to 6×9, Ektar 100)
Great Sand Dunes, Colorado (Clipper 6×18, Ektar 100)
Pinhole Printed’s website gets a complete refresh for 2015. Cleaner style, new theme, and updated links.
Product development goes on and there should be more to look forward to, as well as more cameras on the shelf.