NeoLucida : The 21st Century Camera Lucida - Big Idea Design LLC - INTL
NeoLucida : The 21st Century Camera Lucida - Big Idea Design LLC - INTL
NeoLucida : The 21st Century Camera Lucida - Big Idea Design LLC - INTL
NeoLucida : The 21st Century Camera Lucida - Big Idea Design LLC - INTL

NeoLucida : The 21st Century Camera Lucida

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The NeoLucida is a portable camera lucida: an optical drawing aid that allows you to trace what you see. Based on century-old designs but comprehensively redesigned for the 21st century, the NeoLucida is perfect for artists, scientists, designers, or hobbyists-anyone who wants to draw.

Originally patented in 1807, by the 1830s camera lucidas were everywhere. Fine artists, scientists, naturalists, explorers, archeologists, architects-all used the camera lucida for drawing in the days before photography.

Our design is lightweight (7oz., or 199 g), sturdy, compact enough to fit in a handbag, highly adjustable, totally non-electronic, and effective in all lighting conditions. If you enjoy drawing from life, or if you're interested in experiencing for yourself how the Old Masters could possibly have created such accurate, lifelike drawings-then the NeoLucida is for you.

Designed in Chicago & Pittsburgh, USA by Pablo Garcia & Golan Levin.
Crowdfunded through Kickstarter.

Officially licensed item from NeoLucida,LLC

Manufactured in partnership with Big Idea Design, LLC.
NeoLucida™ is a registered trademark of NeoLucida, LLC.
For ages 9+.

What's in the box

• 1 NeoLucida (Works for both right & left handed artist)

• 1 Carrying pouch

• 1 Set of instructions

 

Need Help?

Instructions + Video Demos and Detailed written instructions & FAQ's can be found on the NeoLucida website.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 23 reviews
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Michael Hall
Not sure I'm using it right

I am always seeing the inverted image before I see the correct image through the lens and it can be difficult to see the ink lines through the image. It is also really easy to bump the device and the I spend the next 5 mins trying to line everything up again. Also feel like I need a zoom capability as everything I draw seems to fit into the space of a business card. how do I fill an a4 page with 1 image?

I'll link a playlist of videos below that may help you out. Just reach out to support@bigidesign.com if you ever need anything else!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMBh9dQad3J_g8sIQ23YPWruxAkfnEyOF

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Lars Berg
Limited usability

The NeoLucida works in a limited way, as the prism is too small to be useful. It takes a lot of strain for my eyes to trace an object with that little view. I know there is a version with a larger prism but I couldn’t afford the higher price.

Thanks for the feedback Lars! Reach out to support@bigidesign.com if you ever need anything!

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Igor Max
unusable

Unusable
so small it is practically useless
totally useless
do not buy

Thanks for the feedback! I'll attach a playlist of videos below that may help you out. Feel free to reach out to support@bigidesign.com if you ever need anything else!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMBh9dQad3J_g8sIQ23YPWruxAkfnEyOF

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Attila Dezsi

NeoLucida : The 21st Century Camera Lucida

Thanks for the review! Reach out to support@bigidesign.com if you ever need anything!

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Henrik Søllner
Works as advertised

The NeoLucida does exactly what is said about it.
It does, however, take some getting used to and some fine-tuning to get proper results. The field of view is very small and it is a bit finicky to work with. You need to adjust it right in the first place because adjusting it during the process of drawing is not possible without having to start over.
But again, this is not by any means the fault of Big Idea Design LLC as it is simply how the device works. If a slightly larger field of vision was possible, however, it would be pleasant. I know there's a much larger model, but it might be possible to design an in-between NeoLucida design where the prisms are simply a bit larger. It might be worth exploring at least.