Reddit user Tomcat is working on a 3D-printed modular Photorifle for modern cameras, inspired by the Soviet-era Zenit Fotosniper system. So far, he has created and put together a working pistol grip and an attachable buttstock.
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Thingiverse user amass3d has shared a set of 3D files you can use to 3D print three- and five-pack cases you can use to keep your 35mm and 120 film safe when out and about.
Builder Kevin McAleer has designed the Pikon, a 3D-printed camera built around the Raspberry Pi HQ Camera module. The camera includes a large rear touchscreen and a traditional camera form factor, plus it has an interchangeable lens mount.
Designer Brian Benchoff built an adapter to use Nikon F-mount lenses on an Apple QuickTake 150 digital camera. The digital camera, released in 1995, captures 640 x 480-pixel images on a CCD image sensor.
Pixels and Prisms is a new resource for open-source photography projects. Its first project is a 163mm F2.5 telephoto lens for Canon EF-mount cameras. The project uses around $15 worth of materials and includes fully adjustable focus and aperture mechanisms.
Photographer Mathieu Stern loves the strange and unusual. He also enjoys DIY projects. He combined these passions by turning a disposable camera lens into a cheap lens for his mirrorless camera.
Photographer Christopher Graves took the guts of a Game Boy Camera and Game Boy Pocket to create the most stylish Game Boy Camera ever, complete with a Game Boy button shutter release and a backlit display.
Do you want to give macro photography a try but don't want to spend a lot of money? If you've got a 3D printer and $20, you're in luck.
Engineer Gaurav Singh's new open-source interchangeable lens camera includes a swappable image sensor and 3D-printed body.
The Self Service Repair site offers custom manuals and genuine components for fixing your iPhone 12, 13 and SE (3rd gen) devices, with parts for M1 macs coming later this year. The program is only live in the U.S. for now, but Apple says it will launch across Europe 'later this year.'
Japanese engineer Yuta Ikeya loves analog photography, and the look of movies shot on film. However, dedicated movie cameras and film can be too expensive, especially for beginners, so he built his own 35mm movie camera that accepts modified 35mm photo film.
Photographer Ronaldo Carvalho noticed his Olympus Trip 35 film camera was falling apart. So, to make the most of the remaining components, he decided to remove the previously-fixed lens and adapt it to his Canon EOS R6 camera.
Quinn Nelson of Snazzy Labs has spent the past six months figuring out how he could shrink Apple's Mac Mini. In his latest video, he shares how he did it along every step of the way and shows how much smaller Apple could make its Mac Mini lineup in future generations.
Have you ever needed to charge 5,000 smartphones or 10,000 cameras? No? Well, YouTuber Handy Geng has creatively solved a problem nobody knew they had with a 27,000,000mAh 'portable' power bank that can charge most camera batteries more than 10,000 times without running out of power.
Director and photographer Simon Meyer has taken to TikTok to show off how he creates his unusual collection of DIY 'lenses' made from various household objects, including potatoes, toilet paper rolls, shoes and even an Elmo stuffed animal.
The holidays are a great time to relax, spend time with family, and even do strange DIY projects. Fotodiox has a new DIY video that will show you how to create a telephoto pinhole lens using a Pringles can and a few other odds and ends.
Raspberry Pi projects can be a fun, inexpensive way to create your own camera. A new camera module for Raspberry Pi includes a 16MP image sensor and offers autofocus. It's a big step up for Raspberry Pi.
Apple has announced a new Self Service Repair program. The program will provide access to genuine parts, tools and manuals for knowledgeable customers to perform their own repairs on select Apple products.
Photographer and creator Nicholas Sherlock has designed a 3D-printed adapter that allows you to attach a 4x microscope objective to a Sony E or Canon EF camera. The total cost of the project is under $25.
The 'Deakinizer' lens was made and popularized by cinematographer Roger Deakins when he used a modified Arri Macro lens to capture dreamy, tilt-shift like shots for the movie Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.
Les Wright of Les' Lab wanted to build a Raspberry Pi spectrometer. Like most cameras, the CCD image sensor in a Raspberry Pi has a Bayer filter, which works well for traditional imagery. Still, it reduces the sensor's sensitivity to certain wavelengths of light, like IR and UV. So, Les removed the filter using a laser.
Uruguayan engineering student, Maximiliano Palay, created the DIY Cablecam to put all of his engineering background to the test.
YouTube user befinitiv 3D printed a film canister holder and attached a Raspberry Pi camera module and a few other parts to convert a Cosina film camera into a digital camera capable of live streaming video over Wi-Fi, all for around $50.
Microscopes are expensive. Researchers in Germany hope that their new project that uses scavenged iPhone 5 camera modules and LEGO to create DIY microscopes for students will help make microscopes and science more accessible.
Caleb Pike of DSLR Video Shooter has shared a video showing how you can make an all-in-one video studio that collapses down into a Pelican 1510 case for the ultimate turnkey video production solution.
This 'retro-style' DIY digital camera is built around a Raspberry Pi Zero W connected to a Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera module.
The inventor says if you already have a 3D printer this medium format film carrier will cost about $100 to make, and will advance each frame into position ready to be photographed. Once made and assembled it should make film copying much quicker and easier.
What if your camera knew what it was looking at? A new Raspberry Pi-based project combines a camera module with machine learning to bring this possibility to life.
Self-proclaimed 'weird lens' guru, Mathieu Stern, has shared his latest video, wherein he shows imagery captured with two $20 projector lenses he adapted to fit his Sony mirrorless camera.
Unconventional and unsightly? Very much so. Effective? Most certainly. These six DIY smartphone rigs won't win any design awards, but they get the job done.
The new 'High Quality Camera' uses a C and CS lens mount and is built around the Sony Type 1/2.3” (7.9mm diagonal) Sony IMX477 image sensor.
Want to shoot some portraits with great lighting while stuck at home? We show you how – and you probably won't need any new gear to do it!
Photographer and DIY camera master Brendan Barry shares what went into converting his backyard shed into a camera and darkroom.
The tutorial is based off a similar project from Instructables.
Italy-based team Branco Ottico has created a huge new large-form camera called 'Bertha' that can capture slides measuring more than a meter across.
Industrious YouTuber Sean Hodgins has built his own digital camera from scratch, including its huge 1-kilopixel image sensor.
Is it the most aesthetically-pleasing solution? Probably not, but it gets the job done and does envoke a sense of nostalgia.
Matt, of the YouTube channel DIY Perks, has shared a video showing how old TVs and monitors can be upcycled into natural-looking light that resembles light coming through a window.
There's no practical reason why anyone should make a Canon lens adapter for the 0.5MP Game Boy Camera – which is why it's so amazing that someone actually did it.
Photographer Alexander Gee has created something pretty cool: the first (to our knowledge) E-Mount film camera. It's called LEX, and when it's finished, Gee intends to make the camera's design files open source so that anybody can built their own from scratch.
Scrambling for some last-minute gifts for the photography lover in your life? This COOPH video will show you how to make 10 simple and creative DIY gifts that won't take up too much time or money.
Editorial photographer Jake Hicks recently turned a couple of ultra-cheap household lights from IKEA into beautiful lighting modifiers. Read the full article to find out how he did it, why it worked, and what he'll do differently next time.
Trying out super macro photography can be a really expensive endeavor, but it doesn't have to be. In fact, photographer Micael Widell built his own homebrew rig for less than $250.
Eric Strebel's Lumix GF7 kept overheating during long video recording sessions. So he decided to fix the problem by hacking a huge PC's heat sink onto the back of his camera... problem solved!
Kano is looking for funding on Kickstarter for a DIY camera kit designed to help anyone learn about photography hardware and software. Read more
Focal Camera is an open source project designed to teach participants about the inner workings of a camera. With access to a laser cutter, a supply of 3mm plywood and the directions provided, you can be well on your way to creating a camera of your own. Read more
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