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SP-8x10 test photos and video

Tim Gilbert

SP-8x10 test photos and video

Testing of the SP-8x10 is well underway and everything looks good.The above was shot on Kodak 5x7 320TXP and processed in SP-76EC. Thanks to Jason Lane for publishing his E6 results: https://www.instagram.com/p/B3QRyjcHYcZ/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet https://www.instagram.com/p/B3RuNWfnDgj/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link  Here's the first draft of the user's guide: SP-8x10 User's Guide We've also uploaded a short video: SP-8x10 overview So your next question: when will they be shipping? Hopefully, by the middle/late next month. Now you're going to ask about pricing: Looks like suggested retail will be $148.

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Production samples have arrived!

Tim Gilbert

Production samples have arrived!

The "first article" samples from our production molds have just arrived. We admit we're surprised, they weren't supposed to get here until Wednesday; not that we're complaining... Overall, we're extremely pleased. The internal texture looks great, the hold down tabs slide in/out smoothly and lock in place better than the 3D printed prototypes and the baffles fit perfectly. Here's the first look, right out of the shipping carton: You can probably tell from the photo that the lid has a few cosmetic blemishes. These are mostly due to the mold getting hot since the cooling channels haven't been machined in...

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The Film Holder Saga: Rev 4

Tim Gilbert

The Film Holder Saga: Rev 4

To be honest, we've been fighting production problems with the Rev 3 film holders since we introduced them. They would warp when ejected from the mold; forcing us to discard way too many parts (like 30% too many)! Granted, they were better than the Rev 2s but not better enough.The factory engineers kept blaming the "thinness" of the long bars. (We'll skip the details regarding injection pressures, cycle times, mold temperatures etc.) They wanted us to increase the thickness. The problem was: how to increase the thickness but still allow for liquid flow behind the film?Taking one of the lessons...

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The SP-8x10+ status

Tim Gilbert

The SP-8x10+ status

Here's the executive summary for those that don't want to bother with the details:1. It doesn't look like the SP-8x10+ will reach its funding goal.2. We're planning to put it into production anyway.3. The retail production price will probably be around $140-$150/each.4. You can still get in on the $123 price, if you sign-up before March 11th. (click here)Here's the long story:Testing is going well. Everyone who has tried it, loves it. The biggest technical challenge: we're still optimizing the hold-down tabs. Our plan is to move them to the underside of the lid and make them user configurable. We're...

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A short rant regarding our test photos...

Tim Gilbert

A short rant regarding our test photos...

I've received comments that our test shots aren't artistic enough. (And please, do not take this as an apology, it's not.) Just be glad I'm not still posting photos of the hangar door. (Actually, I would but I'm just really sick of that door. Besides, neighbors are starting to wonder.) Frankly, I'd much rather wander around the mountains of Colorado taking landscape shots and exploring abandoned buildings. And if a lady or two wanted to participate in some au naturel nature shots, so much the better. Heck, if it gets too cold, we'd come back to our indoor studio for...

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