DIY: build a medium format film camera from scratch

title_imageIt’s amusing to me how sometimes how I’ll be considering a particular subject and then randomly find a DIY project related to that subject. For example, I’m been considering getting a medium format film camera, just for the experience of shooting in that format. Apparently I’m not the only one, because Peter J at the Medium Format Camera Project has been building his very own camera.

Peter J’s project is about 80% completed, but its looking really sharp so far. Amazingly, it’s assembled from cardboard, glue, some ground glass, and Legos. It looks like he used a purchased lens, but the rest of it was assembled by hand. I hope he’s able to finish the project, I look forward to seeing the results (and maybe building one for myself).

[via Hack a Day]