Posts Tagged ‘doityourself’

Behold Lux: The 100% Do it Yourself, 3D-Printed Medium-Format Camera

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“Do-it-yourself” can mean a lot of things, but for camera dweebs, it’s usually entailed some degree of scavenging and recycling parts from factory-made cameras. Grad student and specialty camera builder Kevin Kadooka understands the ease and accessibility of the practice but doesn’t think it’s sustainable — eventually we’ll run out of old cameras to cannibalize.

So for his latest project, the hardcore tinkerer decided to go 100% homebrew, producing a camera that uses nothing from an existing camera. Instead, his handsome medium-format Lux camera relies on off-the-shelf electronics and mechanical parts and a body constructed of plastic panels produced by a 3D printer. Read more…

DIY: Take Wireless Control of Your Canon DSLR Using a $30 Router and Android

The CamRanger has been a big hit with photographers, and if you have $300 to spend on a wireless controller for your DSLR then it is a phenomenal option. But if you don’t want to spend that kind of money, own an Android device and don’t mind hacking a bit of router firmware, you can actually get similar results using this DIY rig for less than $40 bucks! Read more…

Original Pin: A Customizable Wood Pinhole Camera You Build Like a 3D Jigsaw Puzzle

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Build-it-yourself cameras can be both fun and educational. For photography types, a camera like the Konstructor or the Last camera makes for a fun weekend project that you can then take out on occasion when your inner hipster is calling, or give as a gift to a budding photo enthusiast.

Similarly, there’s a large community of people who love pinhole cameras, which they’ve made using everything from LEGOs to dumpsters. So what happens when those two worlds collide? You get the Original Pin. Read more…

DIY Idea: Upcycler Turns Old 35mm Slides Into Colorful Curtains

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Got a couple of boxes of old transparencies and a bare window? Then designer/upcycler Scott Sherwood has come up with a great idea that will put those slides to functional, creative and colorful use. Read more…

Darkroom Gear Recycled Into Chic Table Lamp

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You, of course, are an analog purist who will forever be devoted to film. Other folks, however, may be wondering what they’re going to do with a bunch of darkroom equipment that’s getting lonelier by the year. Read more…

This One-of-a-Kind Leica is Made Entirely Out of Plastic Bits You Snap Off a Poster

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Forget gold plating and celebrity altruism — the rarest Leica camera of them all may be made entirely out of plastic. Read more…

Last Camera: A DIY 35mm Camera You Put Together, Lenses and Light Leaks Included

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If you’re shopping for a young person who’d benefit from learning a little more about the principles of photography, you may want to consider the LAST Camera: a build-it-yourself 35mm film camera that could well outfreak Lomography for quirky build and artfully distressed images. Read more…

DIY Adapter Allows GoPro Cameras to Use Interchangeable Lenses

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GoPro cameras may be ready to migrate from helmets to film schools thanks to the Ribcage, an in-development assembly that allows the tiny action cams to be outfitted with interchangeable lenses. Read more…

NASA Engineers Upgrade Pseudo Bullet Time Camera Rig with 7,200 FPS Phantom

Rest easy, future astronauts. If occasional filmmaker and full-time tinkerer Mark Rober and his pals are any indication, NASA engineers can MacGyver their way into or out of any situation. Read more…

Nikon Hacker Unlocks Manual Control in LiveView for D5100 Users

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Canon owners certainly boast the most advanced custom firmware with Magic Lantern, but Nikon Hacker is making some progress. Case in point: with the release of a new hack, Nikon D5100 owners can now use manual controls while shooting in LiveView. Read more…