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.
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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