Posts Tagged ‘camera’

Ilford Obscura Pure Pinhole Camera

Film and paper company Ilford has a bit of a history of producing weird and wonderful cameras. In 2011, Ilford released the Harman Titan 5×4 Pinhole Camera, and last year saw them craft a 6m long walk-in camera in Switzerland. The newly unveiled Ilford Obscura Pure Pinhole is quite a bit smaller than that, but still a curious device.

As reported by ePhotoZine, the Obscura Pure Pinhole will features a fixed 87mm lens, a magnetic lock, and it can be loaded with either 4×5 film or paper (in fact, it comes bundled with three packs of film: Ilford Delta 100, Ilford MGIV, Harman Direct Positive Paper).

Unfortunately, Ilford’s website doesn’t have any information about this intriguing little pinhole camera yet, but according to ePhotoZine, it’s expected to launch in the UK this Easter for £69 (around $100). We haven’t heard anything about a USA release, but the Harman Titan did eventually make its way stateside, so you might be able to pick one up one day.

Source: www.popphoto.com

 

Jessops Camera Chain in Administration

Troubled High Street camera retailer Jessops has gone into administration, with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) appointed as the administrator.

In recent years, it has been hit by increasing competition from supermarkets and internet retailers.

Jessops, which was founded in Leicester in 1935, has 192 stores in the UK and employs about 2,000 staff.

The administrators said that it was “inevitable” that some stores would have to close.

Read more at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20958659

ILFORD PHOTO Introduces Black & White Disposable Cameras

ILFORD Black & White Single Use Cameras HP5 Plus and XP2 Super

There are 2 film choices available, each giving up to 27 exposures.

The ILFORD XP2 Super Single Use Camera gives the convenience of being able to have the film processed at any High Street photo-processing centre using C41 colour negative systems, with proof prints made on colour paper. These can either be close-to-neutral black and white prints, or colour toned monochrome prints, and are ideal for deciding which negatives to print on black and white paper.

The ILFORD HP5 Plus Single Use Camera is intended for processing at locations with standard black and white film processing and printing chemistry, resulting in true, real black and white prints that have a unique look as the images are made from silver.

These new high quality disposable cameras complete with Flash have a smart clean new look, and each camera is individually packaged with a Euro Hanger in the carton design to enhance display in dealer retail locations. UK Retail Price is expected to be in the region of £8.99 including VAT, excluding processing costs.

 

Read more at: http://www.ilfordphoto.com/pressroom/article.asp?n=154

Lomography Belair X 6-12

Just because a camera has bellows doesn’t mean it’s vintage. Just announced today, the new Lomography Belair X 6-12 has bellows as well. It’s a portable medium-format camera that shoots auto-exposed photographs on 6×12 film — the world’s first camera to do so.

Lomography Belair X 6 12 is a Medium Format Camera with AE and Bellows bellows

Using 120 film, the Belair can expose in three different aspect ratios: standard 6×9, square 6×6, and panoramic 6×12. It comes with an interchangeable lens system that has two lenses in the lineup: a 90mm normal lens and a 58mm wide-angle.

Features include zone focusing, support for films with ISO from 50 to 1600, a standard hot-shoe mount, a max shutter speed of 1/125s, Bulb mode, and double exposure shooting.

The camera’s bellows system allows it to take on a compact form factor when it’s not being used.

Read more at http://www.petapixel.com/2012/10/18/lomography-belair-x-6-12-is-a-compact-medium-format-camera-with-bellows/#QBzLfzZQPj7R1lDz.99