Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
The only real reason to build a camera is for personal satisfaction (in my opinion)
Two thoughts about this:

1) I have very few construction type skills, so this is probably not for me, but...
2) If I did have those skills, and the appropriate tools and workplace, I would seriously consider this, if only for the opportunity to adapt a camera to my own particular circumstances. So many of the cameras (and many other things in this world) seem to be designed by right-handed people, for right-handed people. If I was building my own, it would be very well configured for mostly single handed use by a left-handed person - i.e. someone like me!