Originally Posted by zuiko85
Reading just the title was about to make a fool of myself (yet again) by making a snarky comment along the lines of ‘Kickstarter! Bah, nuff said’.
Then I clicked on the link and saw who the creator was and the proposal and backer amounts. Although I’d swore off another KS campaign and know absolutely nuttin about 3D printing.....this could change my mind.
Yes, it seems low risk compared to many other KS campaigns. Just on principle of supporting someone who is making new cameras and gear, it seems worth it. The fact that the Brancopan does not just use the film transport from another camera system is an achievement.
For anyone worried about building it, I think the assembly instructions will be very good. I built the laser shutter tester that he talked about in this article
and it was very easy, even for someone with no experience with that stuff like me. Also, 3D printers are more accessible than most people think (libraries, makerspaces, etc).