A new Kickstarter campaign is seeking funds for NONS SL42, the first instant camera to feature an interchangeable M42 lens mount and support for Instax Mini instant film. The camera can be used with ‘hundreds of classic M42 lenses,’ according to the team behind the project, which explains that pairing an M42 lens with Instax film results in a round image frame.
NONS SL42 is an SLR camera that took more than a year to develop, according to the campaign. In addition to Instax instant film support, the SL42 features an adjustable aperture, manual focus, a hot shoe, shutter speed control and support for multiple exposures. The device is powered by two AA batteries.
The Kickstarter campaign is offering the NONS SL42 instant camera for pledges of at least $1,550 HK / $200 USD. Backers also have other pledge options, such as the camera bundled with film for around $219, bundled with a lens for around $232 and bundled with film and a lens for around $258. Shipping to backers is expected to start in August 2020, assuming the campaign is successful.
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