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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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Legge View Post
    This just made me realize how far something like this is beyond my reach.
    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
    "There is very limited audience for the arty stuff, and it is largely comprised of other arty types, most of whom have no money to spend because no one is buying their stuff either. More people bring their emotions to an image than bring their intellect. The former are the folks who have checkbooks because they are engineers, accountants, and bankers—and generally they are engineers, accountants and bankers because they are not artists."

    — Amanda Tomlin, Looking Glass Magazine, 2014

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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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    "The nineteenth century began by believing that what was reasonable was true, and it wound up by believing that what it saw a photograph of, was true." - William M. Ivins Jr.

    "I don't know, maybe we should disinvent color, and we could just shoot Black & White." - David Burnett in 1978

    "Analog is chemistry + physics, digital is physics + math, which ones did you like most?"

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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

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