Beautifully-Crafted Crystal SLRs Will Catch the Light, They Just Can’t Capture It


If you wanna show off your photo nerdiness in the classiest way possible (without buying a $25K limited edition Leica, that is) we might have just the thing for you. Created by Fotodiox, these crystal cameras — available in the shape of a Nikon D90 or a Canon 7D — are sure to class up any photographer’s bookshelf or den.

On the off-chance you’re thinking it, we’ll clear it up right away: no, these cannot take any sort of pictures and are in no way functional. They’re sold as bookends and paper weights, and as far as what they’re functionally good for that’s about it.

But functionality isn’t why we love the look of these. They’re just… so… classy. Beautifully crafted with intricate details etched on the dials and lens, the crystal cameras are dangerously close to making it into our shopping cart.

Here’s a closer look at the D90 version (the photos of the 7D are kind of dinky, but you can see those here):




Either of these crystal cameras — which, by the way, are 2/3 the size of the actual cameras and manufactured from premium-grade K9 crystal… in case quality is a concern — will set you back $90.

It’s up to you whether or not they’re worth the investment, but if you’d like to learn more or possibly pick one up for yourself, click here.

(via PDN)

  • Jason Dunn

    Neat! This concludes my useful post.

  • RMJ

    In what universe is that like D90 ?

  • Ben

    Why would anyone spend money on a poorly made replica of an outdated camera when they could spend the same amount on eBay and get a vintage TLR that could serve the same purpose?

  • Mike

    90$ of meh.

  • T.

    Fun, folks. You know… fun?

  • Aezreth

    Actually, my Rolleiflex does more than look pretty, I take awesome pictures with it too.

  • Disqus is an NSA shill

    it’s nice, but “classy”? basically it’s the opposite of classy…
    it’s as classy as a cold silicone tit on a $2k whore in yer business hotel of your choice
    (it’s not like i don’t appreiciate the aesthetics of camp, it’s just i wouldn’t describe it as “classy”)

  • David Liang

    Why d90 and 7d I wonder? You’d think they’d choose more meaningful ones like 5D mk2 or d700 etc.

  • D.G. Brown

    Oh good, the 7D comes with the kit lens… :-P

    Actually, if someone make a crystal 85mm f/1.2L (without a body on it), I’d pay for that. Oh, and they could even sell a 50mm f/1.0L version as well since it’s the same housing :)

  • Bill Binns

    Quick! If you don’t want to get useless crap like this for your birthday / Xmas etc, make sure your spouse knows how to find your B&H wishlist. Do it now!

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  • Mike

    What is so fun here?

  • Mike

    I cut my finger and wrote “L Lenses” with my blood on the kitchen walls, floor, ceiling and all dishes. She can’t miss it now. Also I’m feeling kind of sleepy.

  • Korios

    They look like CGI renderings.

  • T.

    Oh I don’t know… the conversations started over it? The thought of something on the shelf that looks nice? A world where neat trinkets are made?

    When did everyone get such a stick up their asses? *smh*