PONF Multiback camera previews barenaked design

Last October, we got wind of a camera that will have the capability of shooting both film and digital formats called the PONF Multiback. Just days before Christmas, its creator Raffaello Palandri finally revealed its much anticipated design.

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Revealed in the camera maker’s Facebook group, the 3D-printed design is still in its rough stages but it does appear to have the standard design of a Single Lens Reflex (SLR) camera. According to Palandri, its size is “almost definitive” while the final design is promised to be iconic but will make its official debut at a later date.

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PONF or Photography on Film is a camera that makes use of a “backpack” that allows its user to shoot in either 35mm film, instant film, or digital formats. Its digital pack will come with a SONY full frame or a APS-C sensor suggesting that it can shoot photographs and videos.

Its makers say that the camera will come with its own selection of lenses but future owners will have the option to use their favorite glass with the help of a M42 mount. Other details haven’t been released but we’ll soon hear more about it as its official launch in the 1st half of 2018 closes in.

What do you think of its design? Do you like it? Let us know in the comment section below.

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2 Comments

  1. Fabulous idea, BUT a couple of possible issues:
    1) ergonomics – current position of winder and squared off back (right side) need changing
    2) why M42 mount for legacy lenses? Many of us have multiple bayonet mount lenses (Nikon, Canon, Pentax, Minolta, etc) – true, we can use an adaptor with M42, but why not consider other mounts?
    3) in the photo, the legacy lens seems to be mounted with aperture scales skewed to the right – part of design, or just incorrect mounting of lens for that photo?
    4) COST to consumer might be a stumbling block.

    Still an exciting project!

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