Make a Foam Case for Your LC-Wide

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If you want to protect your camera from hits when you carry it in your backpack, you will be interested in this tipster article. Here, I show you how to make a case for your LC-Wide or LC-A in an easy and cheap way.

Things we need are:

  • Glue
  • Pen or pencil
  • A ruler
  • Scissors
  • Color foam (there are several colors and the price is cheap)
  • Cotton tape

Step by step

This case has two parts, one inside (red) and other outside black.

First, you have to do is to measure the camera and make the layout of the inside part in paper.

We copy that layout into the foam, then we have to cut and paste it. I’ve done it in three parts. If we use the ruler in the edges, we will be able to fold it better. But if you want, you can cut all the parts and paste it (I used instant glue).

This is the time to check if the have done well with the sizes.

Now, we should make a pattern for the outer body. We do it on paper and copy it on the foam. To make it more organized, we can label the faces of the interior and exterior body.

To join the pieces, use contact adhesive. It’s important to put glue in the two faces and wait some time before joining them.

We do the same with all the faces and we will get somehing like this:

Take care not to paste the back part completely so you can open and close the case. In the layout I’ve lined the part that would be pasted.

We continue pasting the sides and front. I have made a tongue in which I put Velcro to close it, but you can use brackets or anything else you can think of.

We have to be patient, because we are about to finish and the result will be worth it. We review everything, cutting edges and protrusions. Now, we tape all joints and glue cotton cover over damages, plus we will strengthen the case. Put it nicely! I used contact glue and have left it to stick better and then I cut it. With the pictures it’s better to understand.

Everything is okay, and this is the result:

If you want, you can put it a band to hold it.

Lomo on!

Lomo LC-Wide uses the new and developed lens 17mm Ultra-wide angle lens. This 35mm camera is the perfect partner from your trips, it gives you great colors with a great saturation, and you can use 3 different formats. Open the door to a new lomographic experience with the LC-Wide, avaible now in our Shop.

written by triky76 on 2012-06-21 in #gear #tipster #lc-wide-top-tipster #camera #tipster #lc-wide #diy #case #tutorial #camera-case #lc-w #lomography #tip
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Lomo LC-Wide

Lomo LC-Wide

Capture your life in wide angle with the world's widest 35mm compact camera with a 17mm ultra-wide-angle lens.

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