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CF Salicath Builds Fully Functional TLR Camera from LEGOs
Posted By Charley Cameron On February 22, 2012 @ 2:34 pm In Greener Gadgets,Recycled Materials | No Comments
Norwegian photographer Carl-Fredric Salicath  yearned for the mechanical simplicity of traditional film photography. So when he set about building his own camera he used the most elemental construction tool of all: LEGOs! His fully-functional LEGO  camera, dubbed LegoFlex B1, is loosely modeled on a Rolleiflex  — the Twin Lens Reflex Medium Format Camera first introduced in 1929.
Salicath impressively constructed the film chamber and many of its moving parts from a LEGO technics kit , he even found a pre-cut LEGO piece that functioned perfectly as the aperture. The mirror for the camera’s viewfinder was sourced from Salicath’s girlfriend’s make-up kit, while the Legoflex B1′s matching lenses were popped out of an old pair of binoculars.
You can see some a couple of the images shot with Legoflex B1 over on Salicath’s blog , and the considering the materials he worked with, they are surprisingly good! While the salvaged binocular lenses may not provide the sharpest of images, the LEGO brick/duct-tape combo remarkably does not leak light.
Last year we saw another working LEGO camera, Legotron Mark 1 , a slightly simpler Brownie-based SLR which held a Kodak f4.7 lens. Salicath has his sights set on an SLR for his next project, noting that if he constructs a B2 , it will be a 35mm SLR with a Nikon F-mount.
If any LEGO loving shutterbugs are curious to try this out for themselves, Salicath details the process of building the camera on his blog .
+ CF Salicath 
Via gizmodo 
All images © CF Salicath 
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 Image: http://inhabitat.com/cf-salicath-builds-fully-functional-tlr-camera-from-legos/cf-salicath-legoflexb1-camera-tlr-made-from-legos-6/
 Carl-Fredric Salicath: http://skognatt.blogspot.com/
 LEGO: http://inhabitat.com/legos-next-architecture-series-release-will-be-the-sydney-opera-house/
 Rolleiflex: http://www.minox.com/index.php?id=6047&L=1
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/cf-salicath-builds-fully-functional-tlr-camera-from-legos/cf-salicath-legoflexb1-camera-tlr-made-from-legos-4/
 LEGO technics kit: http://inhabitat.com/student-max-shepherd-creates-an-incredible-prosthetic-arm-from-legos/
 blog: http://skognatt.blogspot.com/2012/02/legoflex-b1.html
 Legotron Mark 1: http://inhabitat.com/incredible-legotron-mark-i-camera-made-from-lego-blocks/
 gizmodo: http://gizmodo.com/5887163/how-one-man-made-a-double-lens-camera-out-of-legos-and-old-binoculars
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