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Reflex camera update

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pablophotographer 12 2.2k 451
22 Aug 2021 6:40PM
According to, the Reflex manual film SLR camera kickstarter project is now dead, despite originally gathering a strong momentum. This 35mm reflex camera has an interchangable back which cases the film like some medium format cameras did.

I read that the reason for not coming to fruition is down due to lack of shutters.
Why have they not bothered to get in touch with Ricoh/Pentax, who are still committed to manufacturing DSLRs?

I think it would benefit Ricoh/Pentax too to have a brand new film camera offering.

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User_Removed 20 44.5k 270 England
24 Aug 2021 1:43PM
The retro market (in anything) is a difficult one. It's not impossible - the resurgence of vinyl records is an example. But it is always niche and the costs can be astronomical because of a small consumer base.

In a photographic world where 85% of photos are taken with mobile phones, and some younger people are unlikely ever to own even a digital camera, the film camera is about as niche as it gets.
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pablophotographer 12 2.2k 451
24 Aug 2021 3:07PM
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pablophotographer 12 2.2k 451
24 Aug 2021 3:08PM
Thought it would be nice for viewers to be able to see the picture of the camera too.


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