Homemade SLR camera

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by JSebrof, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. JSebrof

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    This is incredibly impressive!
     
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    Simply... un... believable...

    This guy needs to hook up with 'Photo Researcher' who has a similar no-holds-barred can-do attitude. Homemade 35mm cameras loaded with homemade Kodachrome film.

    What an object lesson for all of the naysayers around here that would be...

    :tongue:

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    Wow!

    Thanks for sharing that link.
     
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    Holy sheepshit that is astounding
     
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    Wow, that was really excellent. I rarely follow these, but Denis did an excellent job from top to bottom. Very impressive, indeed.
     
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    Unbelievable.
     
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    This guy is good. He's a first rate machinist and a lot more. Mechanical talent like that is getting rare these days! This has shades of the early Japanese camera industry, when many cameras were hand built by brilliant young Japanese engineers working in adverse circumstances!
     
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    That is totally awesome!

    Jeff
     
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    I'm slowly building experience with repair as I'd like to build a camera some day, but that boggles my mind.

    I wish I had a skillset like that. I'm just a programmer - I don't have any of the construction skills to pull off something 1/100th complex. This just made me realize how far something like this is beyond my reach. :smile:
     
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    However, it made me realize just how close a reach it is for someone with the desire and proper skill set. (That's not me, either - at least regarding the skill set.)

    The idea that only gigantic corporations staffed by elites can ever hope to produce something of worth like this is just silly. The right tools, the skills to operate them, a little imagination and vision, and a whole lot of bulldog drive are all that's needed.

    I harbor immense respect for those who just won't take no for an answer.

    "Don't tell me that can't be done, or that I can't possibly do it..."

    Ken
     
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    What a project, love the old indestructible "Sovjet" technology look of it, as tough as a tank.
     
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    I postulated on the leica group, a possibility of a Wikicamera, where various hobbyists with specific skills and tools came together to make, say a IIIRD and shipped parts to each other and finally assembled the camera. this would take organization and skill. But a wikiSLR with interchangeable lens mounts would be awesome