Working medium-format cam made with Legos
One Lego enthusiast has rigged a fully functional medium-format camera out of Lego pieces, some black cardboard, glue, and duct tape.
Here at Crave, we've coveredbefore. These shooters basically have the colorful plastic blocks stuck to them, and weren't really fully crafted from Lego blocks. However, Fernando Ramirez Martinez has rigged a fully functional medium-format camera out of Lego pieces, some black cardboard, glue, and duct tape.
Martinez's boxy creation snaps 6x6 square-format images, and has a lens with a 150mm focal length. There is no shutter mechanism for this Lego snapper. Rather, it relies on a pinhole with an aperture of F300. If you're shooting under bright daylight with ISO 400 film, a half-second exposure would suffice, Martinez said.
What's interesting about this camera is its film-advancing contraption, which makes use of gears and clutches to hold the film in place so it won't spin freely within the chamber.
It's no proof that this is a real camera without pictures taken with it, so Martinez has also uploaded several shots to his Flickr account. The photos look soft and have a dreamy, nostalgic feel to it. This really makes me want to dig out my old Lego blocks and do something similar.