Don’t point that at me

Some things are made to look steam punk but others are steam punk. This example of the later is a camera made mostly of brass. The body has been soldered together with only a shutter and lens being purchased for the project. There is a viewfinder and separate range finder to determine the proper focus for pictures as this is not a single lens reflex.

It should be obvious by now that this is a film camera. It relies on the photographer to turn the winder until an arrow on the knob lines up with a mark on the body for proper alignment. If you set out to make one of these, perhaps you should also manufacture your own film for it.

[via Dvice]


  1. Josephp says:

    Awesome ‘possum.

  2. Max Rockbin says:

    Nikons classic SLRs — the F(FT, FTN) and F2 were brass with black paint or chrome (or some gray metal) coating. If you ever see one, the edges are usually worn enough so you can see the brass.
    Check it out:

    It’d be pretty neat to see one with no paint.
    I think the lenses were brass too.

  3. This is just awesome! I wonder if I can convert my Canon 7D to look like this???

  4. Cato says:

    So when did he build it? The web site stated that he died in 1984, and the tripod is from the thirties, but when did he build this camera? It would be interesting to know.

  5. MS3FGX says:

    This page of his biography seems to indicate it was sometime in the 1930’s.

  6. Drone says:

    Is this RoHS compliant?

  7. DrAltaica says:

    Why doesn’t anyone grind there own lens? It’s not that hard to do. It’s like I’m asking them to do this

  8. xjust says:

    damn. sony is out of camera business :)

  9. chris says:

    I think mad max had one of those!

  10. secure wifi says:

    just seen this on twitter cheers for the info.

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