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easy 120 Development Blog - Post 0

Updated: Apr 25


Almost as soon as we had launched the crowdfunding campaign for the release of our new VALOI easy35, the question came: Will there be a 120 version?


We were very much in the middle of getting the easy35 right, working out the design kinks, moving into production and learning how to communicate effectively about the product.


So, we dismissed the questions and concentrated on the tasks at hand.


Now, almost a year later, we are ready to start tackling that question.



Right now, we are not ready to give you a resounding "yes", but after much deliberation, testing and preliminary validation of the concept, we are ready to talking about it. We could have gone another year without telling you about it, but instead we have decided to bring you into the process.


To do this, we will update you semi-regularly in this development blog and with some videos as we move along. You can also sign up to a dedicated newsletter for it, so you don't have to come back to the blog to check. The point of this is not only to keep you updated on the process but also to hear from you. At this point in the development process you have a very real chance to impact the final product: We might even need to your help to test early units.


If you are interested in tagging along for the development, you can come back to this page or sign up to the newsletter we have set up for this page specifically (you will only receive easy120-relevant updates, not our general newsletter).


What are some things you would like to see from the easy120, besides it being able to scan up to 6x9 film? Let me us know!





21 Kommentare


Gast
12. Mai

Hi, 120 with 6x12 capability?

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Gast
10. Mai

Sound great! Flatness of film will be a challenge. Would be great to have a strong light source to get the best out of the shadows of slide film.

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cadomedia.com
09. Mai

If the fully assembled easy120 system is lying on the table, it will be at an angle, which may not affect its function, but could impair its usability somewhat. As a solution, you could screw a portrait grip under the camera body or place the body on a lens bag. However, it would be nice if the scope of delivery included a simple block or similar, which could be attached to the camera body via the tripod screw and thus level the camera and the easy120 attachment approximately on a horizontal plane.


Good luck and all the best Michael

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Valoi
10. Mai
Antwort an

Interesting idea! Thanks for the input. You're right that's it's a bit wider than most cameras. Your idea wouldn't allow for a perfectly level camera position on any more than one camera since all cameras are slightly different heights. Anyway, we can consider the idea and how to refine it.

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Norbi Whitney
Norbi Whitney
29. Apr.

I’m on the road 12 months a year, and I’ve tried a bunch of systems which are portable as a priority. But they all include lengthy set up with a tripod on a hotel table trying to get it perfectly level.


Although the easy120 looks kinda bulky, if it can let me scan from 35mm to 6x9, block stray light, and keep the plane flat with minimal effort, it’ll change the whole game.

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Gast
28. Apr.

Well it´s obvious if there is masks, panorama solutions with x-pan as well as Hassy converted magasines 3x6cm.

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Valoi
29. Apr.
Antwort an

x-pan and masks are on the list :)


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