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10-12-2010, 11:49 PM - 1 Like   #1
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Home made SLR

Hello guys and gals.
Has anyone seen this? I have always felt a big love for mechanical cameras. I even managed to repair a Zenit E camera and my ME Super.

But this guy is playing in a different league
www.collection-appareils.fr • Afficher le sujet - Homemade SLR Camera by Denis MO (in English!)

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10-13-2010, 01:22 AM   #2
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Amazing! Absolutely inspirational! Thanks for posting.

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Wow! And did you see that the next project is a rangefinder? Well, he already has the shutter mechanism, though coupled rangefinder cameras are pretty complex.

Wait until Tuco sees this. He is our resident DIY'er.


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so cool!

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That is so cool. Having those machine tools and the experience to use them rocks.
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Wow. That is really fantastic. Really gives you greater appreciation for what the engineers making all those cameras achieved.
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What I thought was cool is that his shutter is based on the early Leica design with the rotating dial. So simple and so elegant! In many ways, he built a Zenit 1!



(Early FSU 35mm SLR based on the Zorki rangefinders which in turn were based on the Leica II and III cameras.)


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bloody brilliant! considering all of the cameras around that can be had for next to nothing i can't imagine why someone would start from scratch.i guess from a machinist standpoint the challenge would be great if the ability is there.

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QuoteOriginally posted by octavmandru Quote
Hello guys and gals.
Has anyone seen this? ...Octav

Thanks for the link, Octav.

Yes, pretty amazing: talk about an all-metal body!

Just the other day, in view of the current prices, I was thinking that it could be much cheaper to build a DIY view camera (using wood and scrounged parts, like lenses, shutters etc), but this guy is in anther league altogether.
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That's pretty amazing.
I built a few solidbody guitars when I was younger and it feels pretty awesome to play a guitar you made. I bet he really enjoys taking photos with that camera after all the hard work he put into it.
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Awesome link and amazing workmanship!
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First thought it was a Chinese guy copying a camera, but excelent craftmanship and dedication
- Still I prefer my K-x...
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Man thats incredible, absolutely blows me away!
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Glad to be at your service

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