Want to see how old film single-lens reflex cameras were put together? Clare (Wyoh on Tumblr) recently found a number of camera schematics inside an old French magazine from decades ago. The schematics show exploded views of the Nikon F, Nikon F2, Nikon FM, and Nikon FA SLRs. Each camera is shown in its most basic parts, which are numbered and labeled (in French).
We’re starting to have quite a collection of photographs showing cameras — both film and digital — in different states of disassembly. This one shows a Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro DSLR.
Image credit: Photograph by Asad Aboobaker and used with permission
If you’ve always wanted to see what a Canon 5D Mark II looks like opened up, you’re in luck. zakums06 over at DCHome converted his 5D Mark II to a mirrorless version for filmmaking purposes, and documented the whole mirror removal surgery:
To see the rest of the 23 photographs zakums06 posted, check out this forum thread. The mirrorless camera can still do photography, but you’ll have to use LiveView since the whole viewfinder system is gone.
Needless to say, don’t try this at home!
(via Canon Rumors)