Why dont you do that, and undercut them by $500? :D
You are right. But I dont like the idea to handle veneer in a hot summer day. I am leather guy , especially Barnack Shark Skin fan.
But another idea is coming to my mind , covering the camera with raw wood skin like the camera for hidden animal photography. It would be thick and pinewood and its own gum would make my finger tips feel cool.
Love it. These relics are getting rickety, so when they peg out you still get a nice paperweight. Just another floater in the hipster/aspirational chum slick.
it's better than what i do buy high and sell low!
After attending the Fort Washington, PA used camera show Sunday, 3 June, and leaving with 11 SLR bodies and 15 lenses, all very decent, for a total of $170, (!) I think that I will pass on the wood veneer. When you have been buying cameras for the decades that I have been buying cameras, you tend to pay more attention to the innards than the outer beauty. Still, mine are not dogs. Little things might have to be patched up but I got (and continue to get) terrific bargains. I do not need, nor want, anything to do with the Holga mentality. - David Lyga
I've read the posts before I looked at the website. I was imagining a beautiful all black and cherrywood elegant camera. These cameras look like they are from some 70's porn photographer. :blink: You know, the one with half opened hawaii shirt, Tom Selleck moustache and big gold chain.
Andrew Moxom has given me a good idea. Perhaps a new DIY project? The Pleather from my camera is starting to peel off.
I think they look great!
"A fool and his money are soon parted" - Good thing, too, as a fool with too much money is a danger to himself and others.
I like the "Photographer's Notebook": Take 8 sheets of typing paper, 1 sheet of cover stock, fold, cut in two and staple - $10. " ...entirely hand finished in our studio, does not include the pencil in the photograph... " - at that price, with such a thin profit margin, we can all understand why the pencil can't be included.
At one time I believed that "A quality product, serving a real need, at a reasonable price.*" was the key for a successful product.
It isn't. Instead, its being able to read the zeitgeist. It always was. Lesson learned too late in life...
* Hewlett-Packard slogan before lawyers and Carly Fiorina. Agilent is what is left of the real hp; too bad it didn't get the calculator division.
I like the idea as a DIY, I'd never buy one.