As the cameras in our smartphones have rapidly advanced, there has interestingly also been a movement towards manual photography as well. The reality is, some times these vintage products provide a better image. Or even more, the nostalgic feel of a mechanical design. The new Jollylook Camera combines all of the above into an early 20th century design support by Fujifilm’s Instax Instant Film. Everything about this camera is manually controlled and there is not a trace of electronics involved.

Jollylook reminds of those old-school Polaroid cameras (yeah, the really old ones). It uses a 110mm lens that is supported by sustainable materials on each side. There are eight aperture settings to choose from and a viewfinder on the back. After the photo has been taken, a hand-crank on the side rolls the film through a coating and then pops it out on top. Jollylook launched on Kickstarter a few days ago and has already surpassed its $15,000 goal by $35,000. Currently a pledge of $35 will deliver a unit with film in June.

When moments of life that we see freeze on paper – it is magic. Imagine the people who saw it happen for the first time nearly two hundred years ago! Year after year, many people learned “freezing” moments of life on paper. Take what we made for you and create the magic for yourself, learn and experience some part of what had to be done, all the effort to freeze a moment. Using Instax mini film you get 10 instant classic color or monochrome analog unique photos. (the cartridges can be changed many times easily and quickly).

Source: Kickstarter

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