I saw ‘Viddy’ the other day on Kickstarter, it’s a fun project and one that I have personally backed. I really like the retro design, and the DIY element, the fact that you assemble the camera yourself, also appeals to me.
So what exactly is Viddy, I hear you ask? Viddy is essentially a pinhole camera, meaning that there is no regular lens, the image is captured via a single small aperture (pinhole).
All Viddy kits are screenprinted and die-cut by hand, and look pretty easy to assemble. Once you’ve received and constructed the camera, Viddy will accommodate medium format or regular 35mm film.
If you’ve never used a film camera before and aren’t confident of calculating your exposure times, Viddy also have plans for an iPhone app to help, just select your film speed and conditions, and the app will do the rest.
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You can pre-order a Viddy camera via their Kickstarter page, it’s only £30/40 for one of the main kits, if you’re based in the UK you get free shipping too. If you’re not in the UK you will need to add £12 for postage (around $20).