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Handcraft pinhole cameras, patiently made in Madrid.
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Hello everybody! I´m TOÑO CAÑADAS, I´m the founder of Nopo Cameras,     I´ve been working as a photographer during the last ten years, and that, together with my passion for design and crafts, has driven me to start this project. I started with help from my family and friends, and little by little it has been brought to life also through the support of many other people who trust in the project and in Nopo´s cameras.

 

             ·This is just the end of the beginning, the travel starts now· 

NOPO is a handcrafted photographic camera brand located in Madrid. After an in-depth process of research and design, NOPO saw the light two years ago. Today we present you our line of pinhole cameras in 35 mm, medium format and large format. We built each camera with passion and patience.  They are all made with walnut, cherry and birch Wood. 

¿WHAT IS PINHOLE? 

Pinhole is a no lens photographic technique. We capture the reality inside of a box with the light coming in just throw a little hole. Many of us still believe in the magic involved in the use of photographic film and in its possibilities. Pinhole photography also offers you the chance of enjoying an alternative photographic technique, with great aesthetic possibilities through experiencing with light and time. 

      "Make pictures with patience, then feel the process and enjoy the results..." 

MORE THAN CAMERAS… 

Nopo is actually an analogue photography project. We also aim to go beyond and to encourage the practice of analog photography via our own workshops and other photo encounters.

AND WHAT´S NEXT?

DESIGNS AND PROTOTYPES 

All NOPO cameras are built from walnut, cherry and birch wood. We made them with handcrafted techniques and new technological processes such as laser cutting, computer numerical control cutting (CNC) and 3D printing. Each NOPO camera passes through our hands to assure an excellent unique and durable product. 

All the components are originals and made for the cameras. Building our own parts was an expensive and long walk. We did it one for the first stock run, and we are committed to continue.

USEFUL DESIGN 

Each camera is conceived for efficient and easy use: just load your film, use the marks on the camera for framing and shoot!. Once you are done, simply rewind and the film is ready for film processing. 

One of the most important part of the cameras is the central shutter. It is a set of 14 different wood and steel pieces, that work with a simple twist, which allows a 52mm thread to place colour and effect filters.

SUSTAINABLE COMMITMENT 

Committed to the environment, NOPO uses certified wood in the construction of its cameras. This commitment does not end here: with each camera sold we are funding forestry planting around the globe via TIST foundation, "international reforestation group". To learn more please visit www.tist.org

NEW REWARD!!!

THE NOPO MAGNET PLATE 


The perfect complement to use your Nopo. Hit your camera to any metal surface and make pictures with out tripod, the standartripod screw match with any of our Nopo, 

It can support 500gr camera!
If you want, you can increase your actual pledge to get it with your camera reward.

THE CAMERAS

This is our pocket camera, after all the workshops we,ve done with pinhole matches box we decide to work in this model. So small and light you can carry it any place. It comes with a strong magnet in the bottom, so that you can use any metal as your tripod!!

 The most expected camera is already here. Our large format camera for 9x12 and 5´x4´ sheet film holder.

The solarigraphy is one of the most incredible tecnhniques that only can made by pinhole. Huge time images , from one moth to one year of exposure you can get an amazing picture of the sun movement. This is our most simple camera, ready to use with the paper inside. And it´s reusable!!!

OUR TIMELINE

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT.


ESPECIAL THANKS:


 

Risks and challenges

-We´ll need a time for improve the workshop before start production, but we already have a nice stock and almost all the materials for the rest of the cameras we offer for the first producction to face the early shipments in December, it will be a real challenge, there are many details before to get it.

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    YOU ARE VERY WELCOME!

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    NOPO T-SHIRT

    Get the nopo t-shirt

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    MAGNET PLATE
    FOR NOPO135
    NOPOPAN135
    NOPO120

    The NOPO Magnet plate,

    With an tripod screw is the perfect complement for your NOPO. Use it in any metal surface and leave your tripod at Home.

    INCREASE YOUR PLEDGE 20€. IN ANY OTHER REWARD TO GET IT!

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    LATA DE SOL

    Solargraphy NOPO PINHOLE CAN
    Is one of the most incredible techniques that can only be made by pinhole. Huge time images, from one month to one year of exposure. You can get an amazing picture of the movement of the sun.
    This is our most simple camera, ready to use with the paper inside. And it´s reusable!!!

    Manual included.

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    NOPO 24

    Our pocket camera, size 9x5x3cm, it works with 135 film in 24x24mm frame format.
    So small and light you can carry it
    wherever you go.

    Manual, bag and time exposure conversion table included.

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    CHRISTMAS SHIPPING!!

    NOPO 135

    For use with the classic 35 mm film in a 24 × 36 mm format.

    The first NOPO, the classic frame, perfect for pinhole and analog photography beginners.

    Manual, bag and time exposure conversion table included.

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    Retail price: 150 €

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    NOPO 135

    For use with the classic 35 mm film in a 24 × 36 mm format.
    The first NOPO, the classic frame, perfect for pinhole and analog photography beginners.

    Manual, bag and time exposure conversion table included.

    + Your name in our online founders wall.

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    CHRISTMAS SHIPPING!!

    NOPO PAN 135

    The panoramic version for 35 mm film
    with a 24-65 mm format.
    Is the perfect camera for landscape lovers.

    Manual, bag and time exposure conversion table included.

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    Retail price: 170 €

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    NOPO PAN 135

    The panoramic version for 35 mm film
    with a 24-65 mm format.
    Is the perfect camera for landscape lovers.

    Manual, bag and time exposure conversion table included.

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    NOPO 120

    Our first medium-format model for 120 mm film with a 6x6 format.

    ¡Our favorite! A little jewel, square and wide image.

    Manual, bag and time exposure conversion table included.

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    Retail price: 195 €

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    NOPO LARGE FORMAT

    Our camera for 9x12 and 5´x4´ Sheet Film Holder, with a focal length of 50 mm, a pinhole diameter of 0.30 mm and and aperture of f/128.

    Viewing angle of 113° NOPO GF is the most wide camera in the family, it comes with the classical Nopo manual shutter inserted in the body of the camera, a 52 mm filter ring.
    Sheet Film Holder is not included.

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    PACK 135

    NOPO 24
    NOPO135
    NOPO PAN 135

    All our 135 cameras, three beautiful formats, all possibilities together.

    Manual, bag and time exposure conversion table included.

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    Retail price: 395 €

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    PACK

    -NOPO135
    -NOPO 120
    -NOPO LARGE FORMAT
    (Sheet Film Holder is not included.)

    A nice combination, all the formats together.

    Manual, bag and time exposure conversion table included.

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    Retail price: 555 €

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    FULL PACK

    NOPO 24
    NOPO135
    NOPO PAN135
    NOPO 120
    NOPO LARGE FORMAT
    (Sheet Film Holder is not included.)
    LATA DE SOL

    All our cameras, all formats.

    Manual, bag and time exposure conversion table

    +Full film pack.
    +Your name in our online founders wall.

    Retail price: 800 €

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