|Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:18 am Post subject:
|The defects on the images shown look more like dirty internals on the camera, pressure plate etc. or poor processing. The film does shine through though.
No they were due to a defective coating roller. It was immediately replaced. The batches sold are labeled alpha as for software, next betas will be ok probably. It is just a team of six former engineers who were able to convert the former research lab (the whole factory being now a technology park) into a miniature factory.
They are slow since they had to go uphill, machinery had been idle for too much time so they had to repair most of what they are using.
Honestly they have been documenting in detail all such hurdles to their kickstarter backers.
The idea of coming up with a very sound classic bw is actually a great breakthrough, it is possibly the best around now since it reminds to me the great tonal range of classical sixties films. Their resurrected color slide line won't be up to the resurrected ektachrome, they do not have the means to do new research, they are just putting back into production archived technology, they shall better stick to what is good in such repertory, however they shall have to put color film back to the shelves with their present technology.
The ligurian regional government showed some interest into the project, as long as the state or a batch of private investors doesn't come in with sound funding they won't be able to innovate.
The factory employed more than two hundred people before closure. If they start selling again they might possibly create some new jobs in the area so a state intervention might have some good reasons to occur.