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Chroma - The unique, 4x5 technical camera

A project in Wirral Metropolitan Borough, UK by Steve Lloyd

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Chroma is a unique large format technical field camera, built from laser cut acrylic and available in a selection of colours.
Backers: 192
Average Pledge Per Backer: £234

Funded: £44,948 of £10,000
Dates: Feb 9th -> Mar 11th (30 days)
Project By: Steve Lloyd
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Latest News

Announcing the ChromaGraphica double dry plate and sheet film holder Kickstarter campaign

August 9th - via:
After a year of hard work and detailed design, Steve Lloyd of Chroma Camera and I are pleased to announce that the Kickstarter campaign for the ChromaGraphica Double Dry Plate Holder (and sheet film holder!) in 4 (Read More)

Graflok/Spring Back Update

March 8th - via:
As per my previous update, I've redesigned the removable back of the Chroma to use a more standardised spring back with Graflok style locking plates.  The main benefit of this type of back is integrated multi-holder support.   Spring back with beta... (Read More)

Chroma Update and Future Accessories Progress

February 27th - via:
I've mentioned the Chroma camera update and future accessories in both the campaign, and articles that have been published since the campaign started, so I wanted to share some more details about them tonight. First Update - Chroma camera will now... (Read More)

Chroma Field Test - Follow Up

February 26th - via:
Before I share some details about the updated film back of the Chroma, I wanted to share the result of the 'extreme' field test I performed last week with the Chroma on a small Manfrotto Pixi tripod.  I've just received a scan of the slide, taken... (Read More)

Chroma in the field with Quickload

February 16th - via:
A very brief update today to show the Chroma being used 'in the field' earlier this week.  I took my Chroma, Fuji Quickload holder, a sheet of Velvia 50 (8 years OOD!) and my Manfrotto Pixi miniature tripod in a messenger bag with me to work and... (Read More)

Add-On Lens Board Availability

February 13th - via:
Thanks to those who have suggested the use of 'Add-Ons' for additional lens boards.  I have added a new entry to the FAQs section to explain how you can update your existing (or new) pledges to add-on additional lens boards. As per the FAQ, you... (Read More)


February 13th - via:
Apologies to anyone who wanted an additional lens board.  I've just been advised that it's not possible to back two different rewards in the campaign so adding a lens board would remove the camera pledge! The lens boards will be available for sale... (Read More)

New Reward - Additional lens board

February 13th - via:
After a number of requests regarding additional lens board availability, I have now added an extra reward to the campaign for spare boards.  These can be supplied in any of the Chroma colours available and will be shipped with a shutter cutout... (Read More)

Reward Update

February 10th - via:
I’ve attached designs for the / Chroma pin badge and the purple Chroma logo sew on patch designs that are available rewards. The Chroma pin badge will be in a matching purple with silver metal plating. Further updates once I’ve... (Read More)


February 10th - via:
I think the only thing I can say! I'm amazed by the support and excitement I've seen towards Chroma in the first day alone.  Thank you to everyone who has already been in touch with me to talk about it over the last 18 months and of course,... (Read More)

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