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Brief Published: 19 Jun 2013

DIY SLR Camera by Lomography


A longstanding advocate of analogue photography, Austrian retro camera manufacturer Lomography has introduced the world’s first DIY SLR 35mm film camera. The Konstructor kit costs just £29, and Lomography claims the plastic camera can easily be built within two hours. 

Basic in function, there is no control over the aperture or shutter speed, although options for long or multiple exposure settings are available. The camera comes with a detachable 500mm F/10 lens that can be swapped for other standard SLR lenses. Along with the camera parts, a screwdriver and an instruction manual, there is also a selection of stickers to customise the finished article.

The interest in DIY and self-build products has grown rapidly over recent years as a way to increase consumer engagement with products. For more on this DIY ethos, look out for Stylus’ Interiors and Industrial Design industry trend Outsider.