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Using LEGO Bricks, Photographer Builds Twin-Lens Reflex Camera

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Norway-based photographer Carl-Frederic Salicath has built a Twin-Lens Reflex camera using LEGO bricks.

Salicath set out to create the fully-functional camera called ‘LEGOflex B1’—which uses 120 film—to demonstrate the simplicity of putting together your own camera.

While the body is made up of LEGO bricks, the camera’s lens came from an old pair of binoculars.

For the viewfinder, Salicath has used a mirror and a matte ground glass; as for the shutter and aperture, he built plates (single technic-pieces).

Lastly, Salicath employed brackets and rods from a technic kit to build the film chamber that also has a rewind mechanism.


Sounds complicated? Not according to Salicath who concluded: “Why can’t digital cameras be that simple?”

He has also provided a detailed description on how to go about building your own LEGO camera here.

Sample pictures taken using 'LEGOflex B1'

[via PetaPixel]
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