Gear: Ilford Titan 8×10 pinhole camera available from mid-April
Following on from the successful launch of the HARMAN TiTAN 4×5 inch Pinhole Camera in 2011 a prototype 8×10 camera was shown at Focus on Imaging 2012 receiving great reaction from visitors. HARMAN TiTAN PINHOLE CAMERAS have 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. Like its ‘little brother’ the 8×10 camera is made from injection moulded ABS, finished with a very durable non-slip coating, making the camera exceptionally robust to withstand extreme natural elements, and rough handling, yet weighs only 800gms. The camera, which can be used with any photographic film or paper, takes an 8×10 film holder and features tripod mount positions, built-in spirit levels, and an accessory mount. New film holders are readily available from dealers selling the camera, with second hand ones often available at very reasonable cost.
The camera itself comes with a 150mm (5.9in) focal length cone. The chemically etched pinhole has a diameter of 0.52mm (0.0205in). It carries a fixed lens aperture of f288 and a 94.7 degree angle of view.
As with the 4x5in predecessor the kit has the same Exposure Calculator, based on a design by Richard Koolish, which is now printed onto a waterproof material for those wonderful outdoor days for long exposure times. Finally, the kit also includes guidance information for outdoor use in windy conditions.
Leon Taylor from Filmwasters provides an independent review. Watch his video at https://vimeo.com/60680136
Steven Brierley, Director of Sales and Marketing, commented “We are delighted to be launching this new camera, and based on feedback from recent exhibitions in UK and USA we expect to sell good numbers in the coming months”
Cameras with a Retail Price of around £300 are now available to order from UK photographic Dealers or from www.harmanexpress.com.
Stock is due to arrive with European Distributors in mid April, and North America mid May.
To find a local Distributor outside UK visit www.ilfordphoto.com/contact.asp
Details of all ILFORD black and white products can be found at www.ilfordphoto.com.