Ilford has announced a new reuseable simple camera based one of Ilford’s compact cameras from the 1960s.
The Sprite 35-II is a 35mm camera influenced by the original Ilford Sprite, reports Inside Imaging (via Photo Rumours).
The camera is due for release next January. The report on Inside Imaging says:
“The camera has a fixed shutter speed (1/120s) with a 31mm, single element f9 fixed-focus wide-angle lens, perfect for capturing most well-focussed daylight scenes, and also features a built-in flash with a 15-second recycle time for night-time shooting.
“Users can load the Sprite 35-II with their favourite film, whether its colour negative or black and white, allowing them to capture quick snapshots or moody monochrome scenes. The camera has a manual film advance winding lever to move through each exposure and rewind the roll when the film is finished.
“It’s extremely lightweight and compact, weighing just 122 grams, with dimensions of 119mm (W) x 67mm (H) x 44mm (D). It will be available in black and black and silver versions.”
This camera is not made by Harman – the makers of Ilford and Kentmere-branded black-and-white films – but by Ilford Imaging Europe, which produces photographic paper.
The new camera resembles the new SHOW reuseable camera released by Barcelona’s Dubblefilm earlier this year. It also follows on from Harman’s successful reuseable camera which comes in a kit with two rolls of Kentmere-branded film.
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Wait? How is one supposed to make photos with at f/9, 1/120 s, and ISO 400? It seems extremely limiting.
Keep track of your exposure value and develop accordingly.
Seems pretty reasonable for shadow detail on an overcast or dull day such as is common here in the UK. 🙂 If it’s sunny, use a slower film.
Nice to see new film cameras being manufactured. Here’s an interesting idea for someone – revive the “Time Magazine” pseudo-SLR camera. It had a fixed focus lens, hotshoe flash, & different F-Stops (marked by symbols for sunny, partly sunny, cloudy, etc) & looked like an SLR camera.
Hah! These are fairly similar, just not as fancy looking. Get inventing and Kickstarting! 😉
The same thing is marketed as an Agfa. And probably as other brands.
The Agfa version: