New From Reveni Labs – Camera Shutter Tester (Kickstarter Campaign)
Let’s face it: the cameras we use and love, especially in the film photography sphere, aren’t getting any younger. And when you depend on this equipment for a lively hood or pure enjoyment of the craft, you want your shutter speeds to be on point. Also, if you’re starting to get into camera repair or want to work on your kit learn how the right tools are key. While most cameras can be repaired with a good set of screwdrivers or finding manufacturer tools on the second-hand market is easy. Finding diagnostic tools is getting harder and more expensive. And that’s where Matt from Reveni Labs is coming from with his new Camera Shutter tester.
In the campaign, Matt writes.
The repair shops of the golden age of film are no longer in business, and many skilled technicians have passed away, taking their knowledge and experience with them. The tradition of passing down the trade to the next generation has broken. The issue is understood, and many people are re-learning the craft of camera repair, but there are important tools needed for the trade that are also getting old and hard to find. Professional-grade test equipment can cost thousands of dollars and is so old that it is no longer reliable. It is difficult to start a camera repair business if you can’t rely on the equipment you need to do your job. The Reveni Labs Camera Tester hopes to address this issue by providing a modern device capable of advanced camera system analysis while using modern components and parts to reduce cost and size. The Reveni Labs Camera Tester can be operated in a vertical or horizontal configuration, with or without a sensor holding jig, providing flexibility for different workflows, preferences, and camera types.
- Three-sensor horizontal and vertical curtain analysis
- Curtain-velocity compensated timing for maximum accuracy
- Single-sensor shutter efficiency and leaf shutter analysis
- Aperture and lens transmission
- Automatic exposure testing
- Multi-sample averaging
- Vertical or horizontal operating positions
- Continuous shooting framerate
- Flash sync input
- Powder-coated aluminum housing
- 3”x3” (75mm x 75mm) LED light panel
- Multi-detector sensor heads
- Stainless steel sensor jig rods
- Backlight LCD graphical display
- USB software update
You can back the campaign by visiting the official Kickstarter Page. The goal is to reach a total of 32,000 (CAD) in 29 days, which has already been reached and exceeded; as of publishing, the funding has surpassed 35,000 (CAD). A single unit will cost 499 CAD or a pair for 998 CAD. Matt is currently estimating shipping by April 2024.