Medium Format Cameras:

Zero 2000 6x6 Pinhole Camera
by Karen Nakamura



Overview and Personal Comments

I bought this new for $85 (in 2000) from Pinhole Resource because I thought it was pretty nifty. A pinhole medium format camera? You must be jesting! And yet the pictures are pleasingly blurry and ethereal. Sort of a Diana-Holga-LSD love triangle. Using the text or images on this website without permission on an ebay auction or any other site is a violation of federal law.

Although it was "Limited Edition" (mine is unit #16xx/2000), I note with chagrin that Zero Image has released a second edition. So much for limited editions.


Interesting quirks

It comes with a standard tripod mount. I used it on one my little backpacking tripods and set it on a car.

Although this is definitely a quirky little camera, I sold it because after I had fun for a week or two, it ended up on a shelf for two years. I rarely thought to myself, "Today's a great day for snapshots with my pinhole camera!" It's not something you just casually use.

Anyway, the person to whom I sold it has already taken some truly fantastic photos, so I hope he uses it in good health and happiness. I'm glad that the camera has found a home with a user.



Technical Details

Camera Name
Zero 2000 6x6
Zero Image
Place of Manufacture


Date of Manufacture
Focusing System
Fixed Lens

Pinhole in 0.001" thick brass shim stock

fl = 25mm (1")

130 deg. diagonal angle of view

3.44" (87.5mm)

Sliding gate shutter
Metering System


Handy exposure metering guide on the back

"lessee 1/30 sec @ f/4 = 30sec @ f/138"





Film type / speeds

Type 120 film

16 exposures (6x6 size)

Battery type
Dimensions and weight

5 1/4" (w) x 3 1/4" (H) x 1 3/4" (D) , including knob

250 g.

Made of teak wood and brass

Retail price



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