Lomography has been teasing a brand new camera for about a week or so, and today they announced the Konstruktor, a camera which they called “the world’s first 35mm do-it-yourself” SLR camera.
The Konstruktor is a bundle of tricks indeed. Once you have finished building your camera, you’ll be in possession of an awesomely simple yet tremendously clever photographic contraption. Firstly, the Konstruktor is equipped with ‘N’ and ‘B’ mode for regular and long exposures; of course, it has a tripod thread for keeping those long exposures steady. It is also equipped with an uncoupled shutter release and advance, so you can easily produce multiple exposure photos.
The Konstruktor allows you to demystify the process of analogue photography by building your camera from the ground up. In constructing it, you’ll begin to understand the intricate mechanics behind the analogue photos you shoot and have a ton of fun in the process. Building the Konstruktor is very easy; it can usually be completed in 1-2 hours and, by the end, you’ll have a fully working SLR camera in your hands!
Here are some sample photographs captured with the Konstruktor:
You can buy the Konstruktor in Lomography's online shop. Find out more about the camera on the Konstruktor's site.