The ELBAFLEX is a joint effort of German and Ukrainian engineers. 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 new body along the line of the famous German Ihagee ELBAFLEX camera. Along with this new design we added a wooden grip and we allow every backer the opportunity to choose his or her personal leather coating to personalize the camera. Associated straps are also offered as add-ons.

We’ve designed this camera to be a piece of art itself. It gives you an opportunity to return to the basics, when photography was an art and you had to be prepared to take that shot at the right moment to create an original, timeless piece of art.

The camera is all manual and mechanical. No battery whatsoever as we have not put in a light meter. Today it is much easier to use a light meter app on your mobile phone which offer you much more than a small light meter in your camera which requires batteries again.

Expected delivery date of the camera is August 2018. However, we are confident that we’ll have the first 100 cameras shipped out by July 2018.

The retail launch price of the camera will be much higher and is currently planned to be around $1,500 – since after this project the cameras will be assembled one-by-one on a “made-to-order” basis with longer waiting times. So, you can take advantage of some great savings by backing us on Kickstarter! After this project is finished, we will ask you for your preferred leather coating of the camera.

https://i1.wp.com/szlifestyle.com/sz/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Ihagee-camera.jpg?fit=900%2C509https://i1.wp.com/szlifestyle.com/sz/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Ihagee-camera.jpg?resize=180%2C150Martin JonesTECH NEWScamera,KickstarterThe ELBAFLEX is a joint effort of German and Ukrainian engineers. 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...