Six:9 – Compact 6×9 Medium Format Camera
Lead Time – 6-8 weeks
The Six:9 is a compact, lightweight, medium format camera with dedicated interchangeable lens cones to allow for a range of focal lengths to be used by the photographer.
All Six:9 cameras come with one lens cone/helicoid (where required) as standard. The following lens cone options are currently available, with more being added regularly. If there is a specific lens you wish to use, and it’s not listed, get in touch and a custom cone can be designed, so long as the rear element is smaller than 60mm diameter, and the shutter size is smaller than 54mm;
- Schneider 47mm F5.6
- Schneider 47mm XL
- Schneider 65mm F5.6
- Schneider 65mm F8
- Nikkor 65mm F4
- Schneider 75mm F5.6
- Schneider SA 75mm F8
- Schneider 90mm f6.8
- Schneider 90mm F8
- Nikkor 90mm F8
- Schneider 105mm 3.5 (6×9 coverage only)
- Nikkor 105mm F5.6
- Super Topcor 120mm F5.6
- Schneider 135mm F5.6
- Mamiya Press (all lenses) – Comes with accessory viewfinder plate
- Single 0.2mm Pinhole
- Stereo 0.2mm Pinhole (giving 2x 645 images)
All lens cones are secured using 8 very strong neodymium magnets, and can be removed by pushing the left side of the cone from the inside of the body to release the magnets.
Film loading/unloading is simple, thanks to the fully removable rear body and hinged pressure plate.
Both the take up and rewind knobs are machined aluminium, with magnetic securing plates, making them easy to remove when loading/unloading standard 120 film spools.
The rear of the camera body has multiple sliding windows, used to quickly and easily wind on to the next frame. The full manual winding means that double/multiple exposures are possible, along with smooth winding on.
Standard frame format is 6×9, but all cameras come with drop in baffles, which can be fitted before loading the film, to reduce the frame size to 6×6 or 645. The frame numbers used for each format are;
6×9 – Lower Right Window, no baffles – 1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15 (8 frames total)
6×6 – Middle Window – 6×6 baffles installed – 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 (12 frames total)
645 – Lower Middle Window – 645 baffles installed – 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15 (15 frames total)
The basic Six:9 camera weighs only 280g, without lens/cone, making it a very compact system that you can comfortably carry in a small bag or attached via a camera strap. There are two carbon fibre bars integrated into the left side of the body, providing strong mounting points for camera straps using lightweight anchors (such as Peak Design style anchor links).
As well as a standard 1/4″ tripod thread built in to the body of the camera, there are also a pair of cold shoes integrated into the matte black top plate, and a centrally mounted bubble level for aiding composition. Accessory viewfinders/rangefinders can be used in the cold shoes to help with framing/focus, and the Mamiya Press lens cone also comes with an accessory cold shoe plate, allowing for the standard Mamiya Viewfinders to be fitted above the lens.
38mm deep (60mm deep at the grip)
118mm high, including the winding knobs.
It weighs 257g without a lens cone/lens.
There is no lens included with the Six:9 – This will need to be supplied by the photographer.