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    Build your own SLR

    For those who wish to construct an SLR camera-

    http://t.tech.uk.msn.com/cameras/diy...5-quid#image=1
    Last edited by cliveh; 10-15-2013 at 04:06 PM. Click to view previous post history.

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

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    Looks interesting.

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    Funny, but a year ago there was more than one guy on here telling us something like this was impossible, that nobody could introduce a new film camera to the market. Where are they now?
    All paths are the same: they lead nowhere. Choose the one that has heart.

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    Oh that looks totally fun! I think I'll have to try and pick one up for a photoclass if budget allows. It looks a lot like the mini 35mm TLR build it yourself kits I see online all the time as well.

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    Such is great for playfully introducing someone into camera interiors.

    On the other hand one should consider what a great lot of more advanced camera technology one could get for the same money. And still spend some time on cleaning and inspecting its interior...

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    I agree w/ AGX, We all could get a nice 35 SLR for the asking price of the konstructor. I would wait awhile till the price comes down just like the other lomo DIY cameras that average $14.00 new in box, not the $35.

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    I bought one, it was fun to assemble, and actually works OK. I am surprised by the image quality and found that I was willing to snap the picture without worrying too much about the result. Lots of the shots came out much better than I expected. I am very happy with this one:
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    I really like the swirly background.

    I have better cameras that I have paid less for and take them out much more often, but I still enjoy the camera. It is ripe for modifications.

    First time posting an image here, let me know if there is a better way, I cant seem to find a guide...
    "If its not broken, I can't afford it."

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    Yeah, I spent $10 on my miranda F at the flea market, less than $2 on new seals and cleaning. I still get to use the wlf and have better image quality. Plus, it wont explode if i drop it. I'd rather have a 6x6 or bigger build it yourself camera.


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    I was thinking of building one of these Konstruktor cameras and I was wondering if I could adapt it to use a Leica bayonet to screw adaptor ring and thus use it with a 3.5 Elmar. Can anyone suggest how this could be done, if at all possible?

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

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