Digital cameras seem to have matured to the point where what once was old is now new again. Companies such as Fujifilm, Olympus and Leica have also brought fresh perspectives along with retro body designs and/or the use of instant film. But the newest camera, currently funding on Kickstarter, focuses further into the vintage photo-taking experience. This vintage camera is designed to develop instant prints from analog hardware.
Jollylook is a simple fold out camera for analog photos, made from recycled paper and cardboard. No electronics, chargers or batteries, some paper, a pair of lenses and a cartridge for instant mini photos. It’s the world’s most environmentally friendly camera!
The Jollylook is a well-crafted and eco-friendly cardboard instant camera that measures 85 x 127 x 48mm. This vintage style camera shows off an eye-catching, old-school appearance, and foldable design enables you to store it in your bag for easy carrying.
Meanwhile, the vintage camera is made entirely from recycled paper and cardboard. There are no electronics in the instant camera for an eco-friendly and retro construction.
The Jollylook comes equipped with a meniscus lens with a focal length of 110mm, and can be moved up to shoot through its pinhole. Using a switchable diaphragm, users can manually adjust the aperture among seven values: f/8, f/11, f/16, f/22, f/32, f/45, f/64 + pinhole.
Furthermore, the vintage camera uses Fujifilm instax mini instant film cartridges which are available worldwide, and it delivers 10 shots per instax mini cartridge.
Moreover, its shutter supports shutter speed of 1/250 or 1/600 in automatic mode, and you can also take photos with a manually operated shutter speed or take double exposed photos.
If you would like your own Jollylook camera, you can back the project at Kickstarter. Pledging US$35 will earn you a Jollylook instant camera and one Fujifilm Instax Mini film cartridge. This project has nearly tripled its goal as the time of writing. Shipping is expected to begin next month.