New Ihagee Elbaflex film SLR with Nikon F-mount coming to Kickstarter next week

A new Ihagee Elbaflex film SLR with Nikon F-mount will be launched next week on Kickstarter. Ihagee is an old German brand and somebody is trying to bring it back to life on Kickstarter (just like the recent YashicaOprema Jena, Meyer Optik, Emil Busch crowdfunding projects). Here are the details:

Update: additional information on this Kickstarter project can be found here.

  • Fully mechanical shutter
  • Flash sync speed of 1/60
  • Eye-level SLR pentaprism viewfinder
  • Weight: 690g
  • Manual shutter dial with 1/2, 1/4, 1/8/, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500 and B

Here is a better view of the camera:

From Ihagee website:

“The inside of the camera is based on Ukrainian camera technology design manufactured in the Ukrainian Arsenal factory up to the late 1980s. This inside of the camera has been improved by carefully reengineering some of its key components, especially some of its mechanical elements. These parts include elements of the mechanical shutter, the usage of different sealing materials of the highest quality and a new, soft stop of the mirror on a specially designed foam pad.

Besides these technical changes on the inside, the team has designed a beautiful body along the line of the famous German Ihagee ELBAFLEX camera. It is possible to personalize the camera with a choice of leather coating and associated straps.”

The Reflex manual film SLR camera that started on Kickstarter 3 days ago will also be available with Nikon F-mount:

The Reflex manual film SLR camera is now on Kickstarter

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