Hasselblad Square Instant Film Back (Canceled)
Instant back for Hasselblad V series cameras using the new Fuji Instax Square film.
An instant film back for Hasselblad cameras that takes the new Fuji Instax Square Film. Capture the fun and spontaneity of instax film whilst using the versatility and quality of your Hasselblad.
Peel apart film may be gone but this is the next best thing (some say better because you can get Instax anywhere!) It has a manual wind on, so no batteries to recharge; just like your Hasselblad it’s always ready to go!
Obviously you still have all the benefits of your Hasselblad; amazing lenses, complete creative control and a huge bright viewfinder but now you also have instant photos you can keep, give away or just use it to check your shot.
It has a dark slide so it works like Hasselblad magazine; you can take back off mid-pack.
Shooting is really simple; clip the back on and take out the darkslide, expose the film like normal and then wind the back on till the handle stops turning. That’s it!
The 56mm square Hasselblad frame leaves some space on the 62mm Instax Square frame.
Due to the Hasselblad body shape it is not possible to align the image to the centre.
Injection molded from ABS/PP blend with stainless steel rollers, we need £51000 to make it to production (the rest is shipping and kickstarter's fee) . Tools for injection molded plastics are really expensive! There are 6 of them, mostly multi cavity, required to make this a reality. There’s also tooling for one custom sheet metal spring and the rest are off the shelf parts (screws, a torsion spring and a few tension springs).
Finances / Timeline
Why we need the money:
1. Final prototypes to check the Design for Manufacture features the manufacturers will require. The design has draft,constant wall thickness and radii but there will be things like ejection pin points and ribs that will need to be added. None of that is unexpected or scary, it’s just best to work with the manufacturer on these updates.
2. To pay for the injection moulding tooling; these are expensive! But they are still much cheaper than machining the parts or sheet metal stampings (the other 2 options I explored).
3. Manufacturing and assembly, using the tools above.
1. Image Transferred to Instax Film.
Send us a digital image and we will use our copy camera and back to put it on Instax film.
It will use the full size of the Instax film because we will be using a 5x4 camera and hacked back to do this.
Doing this lets us check the durability and reliability of the back, we are going to go through a lot of film so we would prefer it is not wasted!
2. Instax Back
One Instax back for Hasselblad. This will be the injection moulded final product. Out timeline projects this being shipped in August 2018.
15% discount available for a 10x group buy.
3. Early Access Instax Back
One early access Instax back. This version will be Made from 3D printed, vacuum cast and machined components. It will work just as well as the final ones but is much more expensive to produce as it's such a labour intensive way of manufacturing them. It is necessary though before we commit to expensive tooling!
This will be available at the middle / end of February.
Risks and challenges
There are always some unknown risks involved in any project but these are the ones that have been accounted for:
1. Tooling ends up being more expensive than we thought; the prices above are based on a worst case scenario from several suppliers.
2. Some sort of fundamental error appears after we add the DFM ( design for manufacturing) features ; this is really unlikely as the mods will be small and I'm pretty sure I know what they will be - in the event it does happen though then I am confident these can be overcome.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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