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DIY Viewfinder Created with LEGO Bricks and Spare Parts


This DIY viewfinder was created using LEGO bricks and components from a disposable camera and CD-ROM drive. It adds an optical viewfinder to the Sony NEX-5’s electronic one, providing a view equivalent to a 24mm or 28mm lens, and mounts neatly to the camera via the hot shoe.

Sony sells optical viewfinder attachments as well, but they set you back a whopping $199, or the price of a smaller compact camera. Plus, they don’t have nearly as much character as this LEGO version!

DIY a LEGO viewfinder for Sony NEX (via Engadget)

Image credits: Photographs by Jeffrey Chao and used with permission