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Professional high quality Film Holders, CNCed aluminum body, available in 4x5", 8x10"and 11x14". Proudly 100% Made in Sassuolo, Italy
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The film holder is one of the most important equipment to produce high quality and precise images with Large Format cameras, to do that we redesigned it and done entirely by 5 axis CNC machines. The result is an incredibly precise and sturdy film holder without compromises, proudly 100% Made in Italy from design to manufacture and assembly.

Thanks to the metal body we are able to warranty the absolutely precision and we check them with micrometer electronic instruments to be sure about the dimensions (tolerances about +/- 0.005mm)

Without deformations the film stay in the correct and flat position (usufully also for double exposures) reducing some focusing issues and light leaks. 

The GIBELLINI FILM HOLDER FIT ALL THE CAMERAS because they have the same dimensions and sizes of old and new commercial film holders (made of plastic or wood). 

DOUBLE SIDE exposures (side A and side B).

The weight of the prototype full aluminum is 850gr, with the final version we will be able to make it under 730gr, like the other plastic ones.

BIG NEWS: It's possible to open entirely the film holder and clean it or change the light traps.

WHERE WE STARTED:

  • 3D model of the Gibellini Film Holder, we're on board:

 

  • Let's start the prototyping with CNC machine:

 

  • The components are growing up during the days and nights:

 

 

 

  • The FIRST prototype assembled, raw aluminum unibody, we saw it so sturdy immediately:

...and finally the FIRST Functional prototype full aluminum body CNCed 5 AXIS with plastic dark slides as test. Strong anodizing and PTFE treatment cover the aluminum parts and protect them from scratches.

 

  • How to charge the film into the FH (precise cuts with correct tolerances):

 

  • All the components were studied to be lighter possible milling out all the unnecessary materials:

as we love new enterprises we tried also a special version with Carbon fiber dark slides, much more expensive:

 We need your help to start the production of this high quality camera equipment so we can organize a big forniture and process all the materials and projects. 

We want to make the analog photography great again, the only one able to create emotions, feelings and magic in people during the futuristic 2018.

You are welcome to visit our facility and team in the magic landscapes of Modena, Italy.

WHO WHE ARE:

Alessandro Gibellini - CEO/FOUNDER

studied civil engineering in Modena and founded the Gibellini brand in 2014 after a lot of mechanical studies on cameras and photography

Matteo Blu Simon Parise - CO FOUNDER

chemestry graduated and large format fashion photographer, Production Manager into the Gibellini Projects & Co. 

...and here we are at work:


 

Risks and challenges

The most important thing for us is to satisfy your requests and make you happy with our products. We are working so hard to do that.
Creating full aluminum unibody film holders without molds or injection wasn't easy, it required a lot of studies and hours but finally we done the first functional prototypes.

We hope to deliver them all during the first months of 2018, so you can use your new film holders as soon as possible, but sometimes should be a problem do that and we have to organize a big production with the correct machines and fortunately we will be able to deliver them in time.

If not don't worry, we are coming faster possible and we will be happy to show you the progresses.

You will be always welcome in our facility (in Italy) and check the production.

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    Pledge €10 or more About US$ 11

    GIBELLINI "KEYCHAIN"

    We will send you a BIG Thank You with a Black Leather Keychain with engraved on your name and the Kickstarter date.

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    GIBELLINI "T-SHIRT"

    You will get our T-shirt Black with the Gibellini LOGO in white and a BIG thank you for the support.

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    Pledge €55 or more About US$ 62

    GIBELLINI "DARK-CLOTH"

    EARLY BIRD: one of the most important and easy equipment, the Dark-cloth, lightproof, with elastic, for 4x5" cameras.

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    Pledge €75 or more About US$ 85

    EARLY BIRD "4x5" FILM HOLDER"

    EARLY BIRD: special offer for the first 10 4x5" film holders, aluminum body and plastic dark-slides.

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    • 1 FILM HOLDER "EARLY BIRD" 4X5"
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    Pledge €100 or more About US$ 113

    "4X5" FILM HOLDER" - Classic

    4X5" film holder, aluminum body and plastic dark-slides.

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    EARLY BIRD "8X10" FILM HOLDER"

    EARLY BIRD: special offer for the first 10 8X10" film holders, aluminum body and plastic dark-slides.

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    Pledge €180 or more About US$ 203

    "8X10" FILM HOLDER" - Classic

    8X10" film holder, aluminum body and plastic dark-slides.

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    EARLY BIRD "11X14" FILM HOLDER"

    EARLY BIRD: special offer for the first 10 11X14" film holders, aluminum body and plastic dark-slides.

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    Pledge €250 or more About US$ 283

    "11X14" FILM HOLDER" - Classic

    11X14" film holder, aluminum body and plastic dark-slides.

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    Pledge €370 or more About US$ 418

    KIT 5 film holders 4x5" EARLY BIRD

    You will receive a Kit with 5 film holders 4x5" size

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    KIT 8x10" and 11x14" EARLY BIRD

    You will receive a Kit of 1 film holder 8x10" + 1 film holder 11x14" and 1 Keychain

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    • 1 BLACK KEYCHAIN
    • 1 FILM HOLDER "EARLY BIRD" 11X14"
    • 1 FILM HOLDER "EARLY BIRD" 8X10"
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    KIT 3 film holders 8x10" EARLY BIRDS

    You will receive a kit of 3 film holders 8x10"

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    • 3 FILM HOLDERS 4X5"
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    Pledge €440 or more About US$ 497

    KIT COMPLETE 4x5"

    You will receive a marvelous KIT of one 4x5" camera Proxima (entirely 3D printed, without lens) + 2 film holders 4x5"

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    • 2 FILM HOLDERS 4X5"
    • 1 CAMERA "PROXIMA" 4X5"
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    Pledge €730 or more About US$ 825

    DIFFERENT SIZES KIT

    WOW, you like so much this project, thank you! You will receive a different sizes kit 1 Proxima 4x5" camera, 1 Film holder 4x5", 1 film holder 8x10" and 1 Film holder 11x14" and for free a keychain

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    • 1 CAMERA "PROXIMA" 4X5"
    • 1 FILM HOLDER "EARLY BIRD" 4X5"
    • 1 FILM HOLDER "EARLY BIRD" 8X10"
    • 1 FILM HOLDER "EARLY BIRD" 11X14"
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    COMBO 4X5" and 8X10" EARLY BIRD

    Thank you, you will receive a great combination for your shooting with 5 film holders 4x5" and 3 film holders 8x10".

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    • 3 FILM HOLDERS 8X10"
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    KIT 4X5" FILM HOLDERS

    You will be ready to start a trip or shooting now. KIT of 12 Film Holders in 4X5" size, aluminum body and plastic dark slides

    You will be able to start a real trip or shooting with them.

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    KIT 8X10" FILM HOLDERS

    You will be ready to start a trip or shooting now. Kit of 6 Film Holders in 8X10"size, aluminum body and plastic dark slides

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    KIT 11X14" FILM HOLDERS

    You will be ready to start a trip or shooting now. KIT of 5 Film Holders in 11X14" size, aluminum body and plastic dark slides

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    Pledge €6,000 or more About US$ 6,782

    "PROFESSIONAL STARTER KIT"

    You will receive a professional starter kit with one Gibellini GP810 camera full aluminum + 20 film holders 8X10" aluminum body and plastic dark slides

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Funding period

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