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X-ray Photographs of Various Cameras

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Memphis, Tennessee-based photographer and X-ray technician Blake Billings has a set of images showing what various cameras look like when photographed with an X-ray machine. What you see above is a Nikon D60 DSLR.

It’s interesting seeing the different ways cameras were constructed by looking at their innards. Some cameras have a lot of see-through space, showing areas that are less metal and less dense. Others are built like tanks, and their X-rays show that.

Rollei

Rollei

Rollei

Rollei

Panasonic Lumix

Panasonic Lumix

Leica R5

Leica R5

Leica D-Lux 4

Leica D-Lux 4

Leica CL

Leica CL

You can find all of Billings’ 10 X-ray images so far in this Google+ gallery.

We’ve shared X-rays of cameras a couple of times in the past as well: check out Nick Veasey’s amazing composite X-Ray of a photographer shooting a DSLR, and Bill Rhodes’ X-rays of various gear laid out on a table.


Image credits: Photographs by Blake Billings and used with permission


 
 
  • RP

    I really fail to see the point of this. I love the teardown sequences on sites like Lens Rentals, but this . . . . . mehh.

  • Josh

    These aren’t very good. Most are grossly overexposed

  • GHJ

    SONY A9!! o_o

  • Matej

    I think you mean underexposed. These images are negatives. White means dense material (i.e. no light got through).

  • blake

    the exposures are correct — x-rays don’t penetrate metal, the images are not negatives, they are positives, —- rp, lens rentals is a neat company, nice guys to boot- – also from my home town of memphis

    my next series will most likely be stratocasters, telecasters, and other guitars

  • blake

    josh, the exposures are dead on

  • Josh

    damn, you’re right :)

  • Dikaiosune01

    I played this game, where I looked at the picture and tried to guess what they are. For all of them, I was close but extremely wrong (except for the rollei)

    My guesses were…
    rollei, rollei, Rocoh GXR, Nikon F, Olympus EP2, Leica M6
    oops

  • blake

    ricoh grd ii, nikon d60, leica cl and so forth — it’s neat to see how these things look inside — even the crown graphioc is pretty cool