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Customize your dream dSLR

If you've always wanted a one-of-a-kind camera with specific features that cater to your needs, the folks from Rudiger Maerz GmbH may just have the solution.

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COLOGNE, Germany--We met up with the folks from Rudiger Maerz GmbH here at Photokina 2012 to find out more about the special dSLR customization service they recently started offering to consumers.

Using the same airbrush technique employed by the automotive industry, the company completely disassembles your camera and coats each part individually. Inscriptions and buttons, however, are usually left intact, so you still know your way around when adjusting camera settings.

Beyond cosmetic enhancements, the biggest draw of the dSLR customization service has got to be the ability to choose between different lens mounts. You can even opt to remove your dSLR's entire shutter mechanism.

Rudiger Maerz GmbH's Photokina booth had a display of various brands of cameras which had undergone custom modification. Shawn Low/CNET Asia

The dSLR featured in the video below shows a camera that has been stripped of its mirror mechanism and optical viewfinder and comes with a PL mount for shooting with cine lenses.

If the service piques your interest, do factor in waiting time, as a company representative said it takes anywhere from four weeks (minimum) and about 500 to 700 euros (about $650 to $900) to modify an entry-level or midrange dSLR.

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(Source: Crave Asia)