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Looks like a nice little kit. Kind of expensive at $245.
In know what you mean but how "good" does a pinhole camera need to be?!
A sheet of 1/4" MDF and some tinfoil; tape, X-Acto knife, pin.
All that's needed to turn any LF camera into a pinhole camera.
One man's Mede is another man's Persian.
I'm happy to see a new film camera, and even happier to see a new LF film camera. And I love seeing new pinhole products.
But $245 is pretty steep. I'm planning a similar but slightly more complex ABS 4x5, and it should come in at under $100.
Their video has gotten quite a few views in two weeks for a large format product.
I'd buy one.
While I'm capable of building one, I've got too many projects going to actually do it. And I'd need a few hundred dollars in woodworking tools to do it the right way. The dual tripod holes and levels are a big bonus. I could also build cones for it to take normal shuttered lenses, helicoids, for cheap zone focusing or casual aerial work.
Looks a lot more suitable for beating up than the very pretty wooden ones.
I find the design really interesting - in particular the way the film holder acts as a film back. Price? - Well - you get box of Delta 100 and 2 boxes of paper too. And the camera probably weights next to nothing (I can imagine that one could use it with some compact table top tripod).
In any way - kudos to Ilford. It is rare to see some new LF products actually produced in Europe.