Jeez, some people are born optimists. Lomography hoped to raise $100,000 to make a replica Daguerreotype lens. Out of brass. With Waterhouse stops, no less. (Freaky-styley ones, of course. Or funky-fun, if you prefer.)
A hundred grand? Who are they kidding? They'll never raise that much.
Just kiddin' around. Have a look.
That's even more impressive than this much for a little paperback book that was on the shelves of the library where I went to art school.
There are still 12 days left to get in on that, if you want to. (The lens, I mean.)
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