Support for the film and analogue community continues to get stronger; more artists go through creative endeavors to show their participation.
Now, this little project by digital designer Amos Dudley could be the answer to all film camera manufacturers’ problems. While 3D printing slowly becomes a norm, his 3D-printed 35mm film camera named Slo is not only a mere body, but a functioning and complete one as well. Along with the 3D printing process, he included the lens, which he claims to be the most difficult to create. This is the full-blown 3D model of the camera:
Patterned from C.J. Wollaston’s shutter design from 1885, the camera used a traditional blade-style design which makes aperture adjustments easy for users. Here’s a demonstration of how Dudley’s camera works:
While digital mediums rise, film still lives on. The future is indeed, analogue.
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Preview image was taken from the video.