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$25,000 Holga

Posted October 22, 2009 in Camera Hacking & DIY

Holga-Cam of the Apocalypse by RoFi Mike. Made without any cutting, the “Holga-Cam of the Apocalypse” is the product of my love for low-tech experimentation and obsession with cutting edge technology. There are more descriptions and photos of the camera itself in this set, and photos from the camera in the Holgapocalyptiphotos set. The camera […]

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Gallery of amazing homemade pinhole cameras

Posted September 13, 2009 in Camera Hacking & DIY + Pinhole

Check out this gallery of amazing pinhole cameras that I think are homemade, probably by a designer named Hyun Kwanghun. But I’m not sure because I can’t read Korean. Very cool stuff though! Via Chris Keeney

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How to modify a Polaroid SX-70 to shoot 600 film

Posted September 12, 2009 in Camera Hacking & DIY

This is a more advanced modification that requires disassembling part of the camera and doing some soldering to switch out a capacitor, but the instructions are clear and have good photos of each step. Check it out at Holgablog

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Conversion: Kodak Instamatic 100 to 35mm film

Posted June 24, 2009 in Camera Hacking & DIY

Here are nefotografas‘s instructions for adapting the very cheap Kodak Instamatic 100 camera to use 35mm film. There’s also a bigger version here. This looks very easy to do, no major camera surgery required. Nice!

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Holga closeup filter chart

Posted January 4, 2009 in Camera Hacking & DIY

Thanks, Kai Yamada!

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Francesco Capponi’s “Abracadabra” tophat pinhole camera

Posted December 18, 2008 in Camera Hacking & DIY + Pinhole

Check out Francesco Capponi‘s latest homebrew madness, a curved-plane top hat pinhole camera. You can see pictures of, and photographs made with, the Abracadabra in this set on Flickr. Capponi has also made pinhole cameras out of a pine nut, a birdhouse, origami, and a tree. Nice hacking!   Related: Weird pinhole camera roundup here […]

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DIY Polaroid Chocolate film

Posted December 14, 2008 in Camera Hacking & DIY

"g." on Polanoid figured out how to make his own Polaroid Chocolate/Sepia peel-apart film! Apparently you need a B&W positive and a color negative… check out these instructions and example shot, very cool!

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NY Times: Vintage Lenses on Digital Cameras

Posted September 12, 2008 in Camera Hacking & DIY

Check out this article on using cheap, old manual focus lenses on current digital SLR bodies at the New York Times. Via Jenene Chesbrough

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How to use Fujifilm FI-800GT film in Kodak instant cameras

Posted August 24, 2008 in Camera Hacking & DIY

Check out these instructions for using Fujifilm FI-800GT film in Kodak instant cameras. You can get the film, along with lots of Japan-only analog photography equipment, from Megaperls.

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Holy shit: "Filminator" DIY film coating machine

Posted June 15, 2008 in Camera Hacking & DIY

Flickr member Dark Orange says: Can’t buy the film you want any more? Just make the stuff! In this set you will find random photos and information on a project a friend has undertaken – a machine to make his own camera film. Plastic and goop go in one end, and camera film comes out […]

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