Another New Film SLR

When it rains, it pours. 

Last week we have a new film SLR, with a modern twist. This week we have another new film SLR hitting Kickstarter, this time with a old twist. 

bythom elbaflex

The Elbaflex is back. What's an Elbaflex? Well, it's a bit of a strange history, but it's basically what the Exakta's became when the naming rights disappeared in a court case. This time around we have some former Leica and Schneider technicians doing the re-engineering, with a factory in Ukraine lined up to do the manufacturing.

This is a fully manual camera (no batteries) with a Nikon F-mount up front. The shutter runs from 1/2 second to 1/500 second, and includes Bulb. Flash sync speed is 1/60. Because this is a fully mechanical camera with no automation, virtually any F-mount lens built that doesn't intrude into the mirror box will work on it. The right hand grip is made of wood, the left side is a leather coating of one of four colors you can choose. 

Earliest backers will get the camera for US$499 in August of next year. Eventually the camera will sell for three times that amount, as it will be hand made on demand. 

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