Seems like I remember reading some time ago about Lomography wanting to get into producing cameras of better quality w/better optics than the plastic cameras, still in a retro style. I like the idea of bringing something from early 1850's photography into use in the 21st century.

I wouldn't have expected with a goal of $100,000 that it would have exceeded $1 mil. I think the only way to preorder at this point is thru their Kickstarter campaign.