Discover more from PhotoCamp Daily
Susan and Jeff Bridges, who are both avid photographers and collectors of vintage cameras, have teamed up with SilvergrainClassics to revive the Widelux camera.
The Widelux camera is a panoramic camera that was first introduced in the 1950s by the Japanese camera manufacturer, Panon. The camera is known for its unique rotating lens that captures a 140-degree view on a 35mm film. The camera also has a distinctive curved film plane. The Widelux has become a popular camera among street photographers, landscape photographers, and artists due to its unique and distinctive images.
The new version of the camera, called the Widelux F8, is being manufactured in Japan by a team of skilled craftsmen. The camera will feature a modernized design with improved optics and mechanics, while still retaining the classic look and feel of the original Widelux. The camera will also have a built-in light meter.
The partnership between Susan and Jeff Bridges and SilvergrainClassics is aimed at bringing back the iconic Widelux camera to a new generation of photographers. The Bridges are both avid photographers and collectors of vintage cameras, and they are excited to be part of the revival of the Widelux.