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4x5 "Travelwide" 5 years 4 months ago #1

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Brought to you by the same fellows who produced the "Pinwide" pinhole cap for Micro 4/3rds:

www.kickstarter.com/projects/wanderlust/travelwide-45-camera''

Quickly summarized, the "Travelwide" is a 4x5 sheetfilm camera designed to be light and compact, thus getting close as possible to a 4x5 point & shoot.

Despite having almost completely fallen off film here in Beijing, my interest was piqued enough that I've pledged to a Kickstarter project for the first time to ensure I get one of these cameras (basic bundle without lens) should it reach the funding goal.
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4x5 "Travelwide" 5 years 4 months ago #2

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Um...I'm tempted as I have some assorted 4x5 gear that might work with this.
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4x5 "Travelwide" 5 years 4 months ago #3

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Looks like a very interesting concept. Hope you do get your camera Leigh. JIM
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4x5 "Travelwide" 5 years 4 months ago #4

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Wow, that is a really cool project. I wish I could afford to contribute right now... if only life weren't getting in the way.
Photons are your friends! :-)
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4x5 "Travelwide" 5 years 3 months ago #5

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That looks really cool!

How much are these Angulons go for?
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4x5 "Travelwide" 5 years 3 months ago #6

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This Kickstarter has actually spiked the used prices on these lenses as there are now some hundreds trying to acquire them. Before that, I'm told you could find them for $2-300 USD and the prices should resettle. I'm waiting, since early acquisition doesn't do me any good and being in Beijing, I wouldn't be on hand to inspect any goods bought stateside.

I'm sure such lenses could be found at the camera market here (more on that in the other thread) but the prices would start very high and I still wouldn't have proper means to test the goods.
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4x5 "Travelwide" 5 years 3 months ago #7

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Minor updates on this...

The Kickstarter has surpassed its funding goal by a healthy margin, so the cameras will happen and we might get some little bonuses thrown in. Still going to be months, but with a little luck and perseverance, I might end up with a functional 4x5 point & shoot and a workable lens by year's end. Let's see.
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4x5 "Travelwide" 5 years 3 months ago #8

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Sweet! This could be really cool...
Photons are your friends! :-)
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