Quote Originally Posted by Falkenberg View Post
I know very well that even a homemade camera will be expensive, but not as much as the prefabricated ones. And I get to have all my ideas made in the camera by making it myself.
You also get to make a choice. I am not being critical of any home builder, I think it is a wonderful thing. The choice is to have a rather amateurish unfinished looking result or to pay the price in research and development that the manufacturers have paid which could easily exceed the price of a manufactured camera. I know that I personally have gone through an immense change in thinking from when I joined with Seattle Camermakers to consider building home made cameras until now when I am finally making the final steps toward meaningful mass production.

Looking to lighten your design load by copying the best features of other cameras is a good idea. That lessens the R&D load considerably.

I wish you all the luck.