3D Print and Assemble a Macro Converter for Your Konstruktor Camera

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Already done putting together your brand new Konstruktor camera? There's one more DIY project you may want to do: a nifty macro converter that will allow you to go REALLY close to the objects of your lomographic desire. If you think you can get your hands on a 3D printer, maybe you should give this cool accessory a go!

It’s great to see people finding ways to use the best of technology to support the analogue lifestyle, like Shane Blomberg or ComradeQuiche on Thingiverse. Utilizing the wonders of digital design and 3D printing, the New York City industrial designer has done downloadable designs for 620 film spool (for use with medium format films), balanced strap lugs for a vintage Russian stereo camera, and the latest, a macro converter for the Konstruktor camera.

Photos by ComradeQuiche on Thingiverse

The macro converter, while a simple lens tube extension, promises to “allow you to focus on objects much closer than with the standard Konstruktor setup.” According to the inventor, the nifty accessory will enable the Konstruktor to “focus in on an object which is (at the closest) 80mm (3.14”) away from the front of the camera lens."

If you think you can get access to a 3D printer, go ahead and check out the instructions and download link for this project over at Thingiverse.com!

What do you think of this DIY accessory for Lomography’s DIY camera? Share your insights with a comment below!

written by plasticpopsicle on 2013-06-27 in #news

6 Comments

  1. stouf
    stouf ·

    This is the future... we'll soon be exchanging 3d plans of cameras!

  2. ihave2pillows
    ihave2pillows ·

    Wicked!!!!

  3. nigell
    nigell ·

    Fantastic, I just need to find someone with a 3D printer...! :-)

  4. istionojr
    istionojr ·

    so diy-techy!

  5. nigell
    nigell ·

    Having gone to the expense of having one of these tubes 'printed', I have to say initial results are very disappointing - has anyone else had any luck?

  6. nigell
    nigell ·

    I've now been in touch with the designer of the tube, and it does appear that extension tubes (of any sort) aren't compatible with the Konstruktor - it's all due to the position of the shutter aperture which is placed differently to your typical slr camera. If anyone wants to see an image taken using the extension tube, clicky linky www.flickr.com/photos/nigell/9353721354/

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