Ilford Photo announce the introduction of the their Pinhole Photography Kit. A prototype camera was shown at Focus on Imaging earlier this year and received huge interest from schools and colleges, as well as existing pinhole photographers. The Harman Titan Pinhole camera has been designed in conjunction with, and manufactured in the UK by Walker Cameras who are well known for their range of Titan large format film cameras.
The body is made from injection moulded ABS, finished with a very durable non-slip coating. All fittings are made from stainless steel. This combination of materials makes the camera exceptionally robust to withstand extreme natural elements, and rough handling. The camera, which can be used with any photographic film or paper, takes a 4 x 5 film holder and features tripod mount positions, built-in spirit levels, and an accessory mount. The kit comes with a 72mm wide-angle pinhole cone, which is interchangeable. Separate cones of 110 and 150mm, which is the same focal length as the standard lens on a 4 x 5 camera, are planned as optional extras.
The camera is supplied in a kit that also includes 10 sheets of 4 x 5 inch Harman Direct Positive photographic paper, 10 sheets of 4 x 5 inch Ilford Delta 100 Professional film, and a Pinhole Exposure Calculator based on a design by Richard Koolish, all contained in a recognisable iconic Ilford white box.
Users need only a 4 x 5 inch film holder to get under way. New film holders are readily available from dealers selling the camera, with second hand ones often available at very reasonable cost.
Kits are expected to be available from photographic dealers from late October 2011 in the UK, with a Retail Price of £150 including VAT for the full kit. For more information please visit the Ilford Photo