Building a New Film Camera Isn’t as Easy as You’d Think

Derrick Story
3 min readDec 27, 2022
Vintage Pentax ZX-5N 35mm Film Camera

Pentax Japan just announced the Film Project, where they will begin to investigate building multiple types of cameras for the analog community.

At first you might think, “Well, they made those for years. That should be easy.” But the reality is far more daunting.

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