The 3D-printed camera formerly known as the ‘Cycloptic Mustard Monster’ has launched on Kickstarter under the name K-Pan Panoramic Camera. This medium-format analog camera has the same design showcased earlier this year, and assuming the crowdfunding campaign is successful, it’ll be made available to buyers as a DIY kit. Creator Paul Kohlhausen is also offering 10 limited edition pre-assembled camera units.
The K-Pan’s components are printed from SLS nylon, and once assembled, the camera measures 22cm x 9cm / 8.6in x 3.5in and weighs 350g / 12oz (without a lens). Users supply their own 4 x 5 lens and 120 film, of which the camera shoots five 6 x 14cm frames per roll. When assembled according to its default design, the K-Pan’s focus is set to infinity; however, users can change that by inserting spacer brackets as desired.
Kohlhaussen is offering K-Pan in various bundle options with pledges starting at £270 / $364 for a standard kit. Shipments to backers are available globally and are anticipated to start in March 2018.