Hong Kong-based camera maker Nons has announced the SL645 camera, a new analog SLR camera that accepts Canon EF lenses and shoots Instax Mini film.
The company says the new SL645 camera follows the success of the SL42 and SL660 instant cameras, and is being introduced with the aim of bringing more diversity and excitement to the world of instant film. Like the SL660, the new SL645 camera will allow instant film shooters to take advantage of a variety of SLR lenses to capture and create images, but this time with Instax Mini Film.
The SL645 camera
The SL645 camera uses a passive EF mount which Nons says is fully compatible with the Canon EF line of lenses, as well as any other lens that can work with an EF mount adapter like Micro Four Thirds, Nikon F, PK, CY and medium. format lenses. Unlike the “big brother” SL660 camera which uses Instax Square film, the SL645 uses Instax Mini film.
The design of the SL645 manual camera is almost identical to that of the SL660. It uses a roof pentaprism-based SLR viewfinder to provide a “natural and intuitive” focusing experience, but this version features several improvements over the previously released SL42 and SL42mkII models, including reduced vignetting over previous models. , an improved shutter that has only a 0.05 second delay, and an internal focal reducer. According to a report by Kosmofotothis means that the camera has “achieved the greatest coverage among our existing cameras.
The integrated optical system includes three multi-coated optical glasses that extend the image field of full frame lenses to a medium format size of 6×4.5, which also means that vignetting is significantly reduced compared to previous models (SL42 and SL660). The camera features a field of view similar to that of a full-frame (35mm) camera, a long-lasting aluminum alloy body, and an easily replaceable Li-Ion battery located on the side of the camera. It is also equipped with a replaceable lithium-ion battery.
According to the company, the SL645 camera will function like a traditional analog SLR camera, meaning users can “enjoy full manual control or simply rely on the built-in light meter for fast shooting.” The shutter has 10 modes including 1/250, 1/125, 1/60, 1/30, 1/15, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, one second and Bulb mode, can synchronize with a flash shoe up to 1/250, measures 135 x 124 x 92 mm and weighs only 795 grams (without lens).
Below are some sample images captured using the SL645 camera:
The camera is available on Kickstarter starting at around $440, which is around 20% less than the eventual retail price. In addition to this, project backers can also choose the system’s “colorway” through a survey the company plans to send out at the end of the Kickstarter campaign.
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