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Nikon D800X: A Huge D800 DSLR Replica Created Out of Styrofoam

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Yage Yang of Taipei, Taiwan is passionate about two things: snapping photos with his camera and building things with his hands. In June 2012, he decided that he would build a giant replica of a Nikon D800 out of styrofoam, just for fun. The project took him an entire year to complete, but the result, a “Nikon D800X,” is ridiculously impressive.

Yang started by carving the body, battery grip, lens, and lens hood pieces out of giant blocks of styrofoam.

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Along with the body, he created all kinds of small buttons, knobs, and dials:

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He also found a glowing LCD screen to serve as the illumination behind the top display panel.

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The lens is a Nikon 14-24mm:

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Here’s what the finished camera shape looks like next to an actual Nikon D800:

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Testing out the ergonomics of the camera:

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Applying a coat of black paint:

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Enlarged decals give the camera extra realism:

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A giant camera box was created to go along with the gear:

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It’s finished! Here’s what the Nikon D800X looks like next to the real thing:

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The LCD panel on the top of the camera actually glows:

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After finishing the replica, Yang took it to a Nikon shop on Taipei’s Camera Street to show the employees there. It was a hit.

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Want to see a detailed step-by-step documentation of how the Nikon D800X was built? Yang has published a boatload of photographs — 210, to be exact — to this Facebook photo album.

Building a Nikon D800X [Facebook via Nikon Rumors]


 
  • Richard Horsfield

    Impressive work…

  • Leonardo Abreu

    Amazing! I would buy that. :)

  • https://twitter.com/adamhowardcross Adam Cross

    that’s awesome, imagine the size of the files a sensor that size would create ;D

  • Norshan Nusi

    Large format D800 O_o

  • Leonardo Abreu

    500mb each photo… lol

  • Calvin

    How many fingers does she have?

  • LKC

    does the supper kit come with food too?

  • Matt Wheeler

    Nikon’s new 1K MP camera! Only 100 dollars while supplies last!

  • dannybuoy

    Impressive. But why?

  • Stian Rekdal

    Has to be some giant memorycards if theres room for 3.7k raw+jpeg fines left =)

  • http://www.urbanphotola.com/ Chris Tamayo

    1GP

  • Timothy Courtemanche

    Why not? LOL

  • http://www.bobcooleyphoto.com/ bob cooley

    It’s art – why did the Mona Lisa smile? No reason needed.

  • Joshua Morrison

    Haha, that’s a huge ass CF card 3.7K raw+jpeg!

  • Burnin Biomass

    raw+jpeg+a tiny artist inside the camera that will paint your image.

  • onan

    would be even better if it functioned with large format film.

  • Eugene Chok

    doh i just bought lots of gear in taipei… wish i found this store !!!

  • http://lavapix.com/ Bryan Lowry / lavapix.com

    Forget camera backpacks, you’re camera is a backpack. Had to do a double take on her hand too. I wonder if anyone there rides a scooter to work………

  • faloc

    the box, it says “Nikon D800X Supper kit” xD

  • faloc

    I saw that too xD

  • Syuaip

    the thing needs a D7000 in P mode inside with a remote trigger connected to the shutter… download via USB… with maybe an 85/1.8D… that’s would be awesome…

  • Veronika

    Wow :-D very big =D

  • Anonymoused

    “SUPPER KIT” xD