Obscura by Ilford - Smaller Pack Now Available

February 5, 2014 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film | 1 Comment |
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Following the launch of its Obscura by Ilford Pinhole Photography Kit, which includes a pinhole camera, starter packs of black and white film and paper, as well as a simple Exposure Calculator and Instruction Book; Ilford has now made the camera available to buy as a single item without the film and paper included. The camera is precision cut and formed from expanded PVC, and is made of two interlocking sections. The photographic medium is loaded into the bottom section in darkroom conditions, and then held in place by sliding in the top section, which locks into place by use of magnets. The top section of the camera also holds the stainless steel chemically etched 0.3mm pinhole in place. Designed for 4x5 inch film or paper, the camera is 87mm focal length giving wide-angle images. The smaller pack still contains the Exposure Calculator, an empty film box to store exposed materials, Instruction Book, and a set of stickers. The new item is available now in the UK, with US availability slated for March.

Ilford Press Release

Obscura by ILFORD – Pure Pinhole Photography

New Smaller Pack Now Available from ILFORD PHOTO

The OBSCURA by ILFORD Pinhole Photography Kit was introduced in mid 2013. The original kit continues to be available and comes complete with starter packs of black and white film and paper, together with a simple Exposure Calculator and Instruction Book.

Following worldwide customer feedback ILFORD PHOTO has responded by making the simple to use camera available to buy as a single item without the film and paper included. This lightweight camera is manufactured in England exclusively for ILFORD PHOTO and retains all the original features.

The camera is precision cut and formed from expanded PVC, and is made of two interlocking sections. The photographic medium is loaded into the bottom section in darkroom conditions, and then held in place by sliding in the top section, which locks into place by use of magnets. The top section of the camera also holds the stainless steel chemically etched 0.3mm pinhole in place. Designed for 4x5 inch film or paper, the camera is 87mm focal length giving wide-angle images. The pinhole exposures are controlled by a magnetic locking shutter, which can be left in the open or closed position. The front section can be positioned in either orientation making it suitable for right or left-handed use. The design also incorporates a tripod-mounting socket, and a sticker supplied allows a sighting line to be created with which to aim the camera.

The smaller pack still contains the Exposure Calculator, an empty film box to store exposed materials, Instruction Book, and a set of stickers.

The new item is available from usual ILFORD PHOTO Distributors and Dealers.


Expected availability from Dealers is:
UK – 1st February 2014
USA and Canada – March 2014
Europe – February 2014
Rest of World – April 2014

For orders in the UK contact your local photographic Dealer or www.harmanexpress.com

Details of all ILFORD black and white products can be found at www.ilfordphoto.com



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#1 Mark Hillyer

I remember making one of these at college. Photography in it's purest and simplest form and a lot of fun. Think I'll head over to the Ilford site now...

3:26 pm - Thursday, February 6, 2014