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A Photo Gear Rube Goldberg Machine

Let’s start off this week with something lighthearted and awesome. The folks at 2D Photography spent nearly six months working on building a giant Rube Goldberg machine using photo gear. Like the epic Battle at F-Stop Ridge video, it seems pretty likely that this video will soon be going viral.

P.S. If you’re a Canonite, prepare to cringe at about 16 seconds in.


Thanks for sending in the tip, Kevin!


 
  • http://twitter.com/kevinlucphoto Kevin Luc

    Glad you posted this! That happens to be my Canon :O

  • Chris Blizzard

    That is pretty insane…

  • Damexipino

    I guess there’s not much to work up in Canada…

  • http://profiles.google.com/bryanmordt Bryan Mordt

    While this was oddly captivating I could not help but think that the person making this has WAY too much time on their hands. They also have way too much equipment.

  • http://profiles.google.com/slimspidey Spider- Man

    There always has to be the uber negative comment…

    1. Looks like a photo studio, so Yeah I assume they would have a lot of gear

    2. It is obvious it was done for that Canadian Auction site or was the placement of ads too subtle? That could also explain the amount of gear…

  • http://twitter.com/JackCallum Jack Kennedy

    Wouldn’t it be easier to, just, y’know, get a friend to press the shutter button? ;-)

  • Doug

    If your mind wasn’t blown by this video, your mind was already blown before the video.

  • Doug

    If your mind wasn’t blown by this video, your mind was already blown before the video.

  • DieselDan

    Pretty sure the “Canon lens” at 16 sec in was just one of those coffee mugs.

  • Scott

    Seems to me someone in this world ought to invent a way to create some kind of beautiful sound that could be heard at the same time a video plays.

  • Scott

    Seems to me someone in this world ought to invent a way to create some kind of beautiful sound that could be heard at the same time a video plays.

  • Mr.New

    Wow..

  • Anonymous

    There aren’t enough “likes” in the world. :) 

  • Fancypantz

    I’m sorry, I need to say this, I need to be clear: that was @my@ Canon, not the other imposter’s Canon which is so clearly a fraudulent claim. Like obviously.

  • Fancypantz

    I’m sorry, I need to say this, I need to be clear: that was @my@ Canon, not the other imposter’s Canon which is so clearly a fraudulent claim. Like obviously.

  • Dogmeta

    So complex that it’s stupid and absurd. Thanks for ruining a good idea, folks.

  • Dogmeta

    So complex that it’s stupid and absurd. Thanks for ruining a good idea, folks.

  • guest

    I replayed the video seven times to see if they were really destroying a lens. I HOPE it was just a mug DX

  • Sean

    It had to be! lol, it was projected through the air way to fast to be real…

  • Northernpine

    I guess they don’t teach proper sentence structure where you are

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephen-Sexton/100001421245684 Stephen Sexton

    Awesome studio! Business must be slow though

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephen-Sexton/100001421245684 Stephen Sexton

    Awesome studio! Business must be slow though

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephen-Sexton/100001421245684 Stephen Sexton

    I must apologize! In my awe of this engineering feat, I failed to give due credit. Amazingly well done, I hope it pays off in publicity for your studio. And I’m still jealous of your studio!

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