Thanks to the collaboration in a crowdfunding campaign unfortunately not too famous, finally the university professor Zach Horton, has secured sufficient funding to make the universal camera Mercury becomes a reality in just a few months, a new concept that will allow many photography lovers to work with a single body to which they can install any type of lens.
But not only in terms of interchangeable lenses and lenses does the author refer when he talks about Mercury being a universal camera, but any user will have the opportunity, for example, to work in any format such as Instax, Polaroid, negatives, medium format, digital ... from 35 mm to 4 x 5 ″ or mount any type of lens, whatever the year. For the latter, tell you that there is a complete list in the official website the project.
Mercury, a universal body to work with any format, lens ...
To achieve this, a body has been developed that stands out, above all, for its modularity and for the large number of interchangeable components that we can get, both lens adapters and adapters for all types of film formats. To acquire all these components tell you that a complete file file will be offered where you will find everything you need to be able to manufacture them yourself at home with the help of a 3D printer.
On the official website of the project, the professor and his two partners indicate that do not seek an economic benefit from this action, but to be able to raise enough to undertake the investment in the tools such as the necessary molds for the parts of the chamber that must be made in injection molding and to defray the expenses of the production of the approximately 200 units that have been sold.