Thought this interesting, but perhaps not a subject for APUG -
“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”
When I was a child my parents gave me a toy that was basically DIY optics projects. It included a telescope, binoculars, and a 35mm camera with telephoto lens. It was all plastic that snapped together. Unfortunately, I never successfully assembled the camera - but it did help me learn.
There are very nice sets for analogue plastic cameras, like:
"DIY Recesky Twin Lens Reflex TLR Camera Assembly Set".
They can be found on Ebay for about $15.
Real fun and better than a Lomo.
"Have fun and catch that light beam!"
Bert from Holland
my blog: http://thetoadmen.blogspot.nl
my Linkedin pinhole group: http://tinyurl.com/pinholegroup
* I'm an analogue enthusiast, trying not to fall into the digital abyss.
* My favorite cameras: Hasselblad SWC, Leica SL, Leica M7, Russian FKD 18x24, Bronica SQ-B and RF645, Rolleiflex T2, Nikon F4s, Agfa Clack and my pinhole cameras
And that new(-ish) Konstruktor 35mm SLR.
Check out my website
Yashica T4, Yashica Electro 35 GTN, Yashica-D.