“BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU!”
More great news from Ilford! Following from their successful launch of the HARMAN TiTAN 4 x 5 inch Pinhole Camera in 2011 a prototype 8 x 10 camera was shown at Focus on Imaging 2012 receiving great reaction from visitors, now Ilford is ready to bring the 8×10 HARMAN TITAN camera to market. 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 x 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 x 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 a 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 4 x 5in 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.
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”
The cameras retail price is around £300, which is 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 Ilford Photo. To see the camera in action watch the video review below with Leon Taylor from Filmwasters!