If you have been reading this blog for awhile, you know that I am slightly obsessed with 3D printing. Ok, a little bit more than slightly. Maybe, I can convince you to join in my enthusiasm for all things 3D.
A French man, Leo Marius created a fully functional SLR film camera for his graduation project and printed a working copy using his school’s 3D printer.
According to Leo, the OpenReflex is an Open-Source analog camera with a mirror, viewfinder and a finger activated mechanic shutter (running ~ 1/60 sec).
It’s also compatible with ANY photographic lens with custom mount ring (that you print yourself, of course). This would make a perfect gift for the photographer with a lot of older lenses, of any type.
Printing the parts is possible using a RepRap, MakerBot or any of the other available 3D-printers (now available on Amazon) using only ABS plastic without any support material.
A copy of the plans for printing is available on the Thingiverse website.
Printing all the parts and assembling them should take no more than 15 hours of printing and one hour of assembly time.
It is people like Leo that make me yearn to join an artist colony. Only problem is I am a Lawyer, so I don’t think I’m allowed in. 😦
– Ex astris, scientia –
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