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    So, assuming we backed one of these, what else would we need to buy to actually make photos? "Just" a lens, some filmholders and film?
     
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    All of the cameras will come with two lens boards, one with a pinhole already in place and one blank for your own lens (with the chosen Copal cutout). The only thing you need to get started is a film holder and film
     
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    That's fine, if she kicks you out then you came come live here. I have loads of half finished projects that you can work on :LOL:
     
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    It seems that the project is now open for business. Presumably not 6pm UK time?
     
  5. Carl Hall

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    Seems to have got off to a good start, over 50% funded and we haven't even got to the official start time yet :D
     
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    Anyone (else) backed it yet?
     
  7. stevelmx5

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    Ok, thats more money I haven't got spent on something I dont really need, thanks Steve..... and Carl. :D
     
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    I cant choose :runaway:
     
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    I'll let you off......as long as you get a purple one ;):LOL:
     
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    Hurry up or they'll all be gone. :)

    I went for £275 one as I dont need it straight away.:D
     
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    Damn it! why did I look at this thread??

    Too sweet to resist ;-)

    Hey Ho! its only money......
     
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    Yarp, I'm in. No hurry though. I'll wait till the important people get theirs.
     
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    Thanks a lot guys, it really means a lot to me. What started off as an idea to build my own has snowballed to the point that I'm planning an actual film family and it's awesome!
     
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    :banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana:
     
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    97% funded.....oh man, this is getting real....
     
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    just wait until I add the stretch goals...
     
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    Bloody good job mate.

    Is be very weary about stretch goals I've seen a few good idea sunk by them.
     
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    Thanks mate, I appreciate your pledge and Twitter mention

    The only goals I’ll be adding are accessories that I’ve already built so I know there are no pitfalls. I’ll add more details to the campaign when they’re ready.
     
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    On the other hand if you do get round to a roll film back and a wet plate....
     
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    Fantastic!
     
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    Massive congratulations, Steve. I'd say your biggest risk is getting many many more orders than expected, which would completely change the production process and result in delivery delays. Pity you can't close it early once F&C folk are all in! :)
     
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    Well done Steve, never in doubt!
     
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    Well, it’s funny you should mention that...
     
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    Brilliant, you've smashed it out of the park mate. Less than two hours and it's funded, can I have mine next week please.
     
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    Thanks Chris. I don’t think I’ve felt as nervous as I have today in a long time!

    The expected delivery timescales are deliberately pushed out a little bit so I’m hoping to ship before those. Obviously if I get a boatload of orders I’ll look at my assembly line options...that’s what kids are for isn’t it?
     
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    Thanks a lot Baz
     
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    If you play your cards right Steve, we might post up a photo of a line of multi-coloured Chroma's surrounded by picturesque lochs and mountains later in the year! ;)
     
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    That...would....be....amazing!
     
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    I couldn't resist!!... and I don't even shoot large format :eek::LOL:
    Well done Steve...
     
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    Stupid question, especially now you've got my money ;), but what lens boards did you go with or are they custom?
     
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    They're Linhof/Wista size so are interchangeable with them ;)
     
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    I smashed that Pledge button like the fist of an angry god!
     
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    Cool, I'm pretty sure all my other boards are that type too. In fact i think I suggested that way back at the start.


    Edit: Yeah I did :p

     
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    I reckon you probably did bud
     
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    Was it the suggestion of a Hello Kitty vinyl skin that did it? Thanks for the support
     
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    How could I resist?! Now I just need to find a suitably subtle and stylish dark cloth to go with my flamingo-pink Chroma.
     
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    But really, you'd need (want?) a lens. I'm having problems getting my head round LF lenses on fleabay. There doesn't seem to be a good way to search for them: 4*5 gets rejected, and is it 4x5 or 5x4 or LF or Large Format or (more usually AFAICS) nothing LF-specific at all. Then there's those focal lengths... I assume somewhere round 150mm is a "normal" lens?

    Then there's cheap versus good... some Polaroid/Tominon lenses for £100 or so, Nikon, Schneider and Rodenstock for £350 and up skywards!!!

    Haven't even started thinking about filmholders yet, but assume they'll be cheaper!
     

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