A Clearer Viewfinder for Your Konstruktor

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When I finished building my Konstruktor last week, I found the viewfinder very dark. Several minutes after the Konstruktor was built, I decided to take it apart again to work on this problem.

The viewfinder problem is caused by a piece of glass above the mirror, which in the case of the Konstruktor, is made out of plastic. Fortunately I had an old non-working Yashica SLR laying around so I decided to see if I could remove the mirror and place it in my Konstruktor. After I broke my Yashica apart, I soon discovered that the mirror was smaller when compared to the Konstruktor. Thankfully, I also got to remove the mirror holder from my Yashica so that it can fit inside the Konstruktor.

In order for it to fit perfectly, I had to remove two tiny bits from the holder so that all the screws were in the right place.

I am very satisfied with the end result and I really didn’t expect it to be this good. First picture is of the viewfinder as it was before and the second picture is how it turned out to be.

written by jwbogers on 2013-12-29 in #gear #tipster #yashica #tipster #camera-modification #tutorial #35mm-films #camera #konstruktor

One Comment

  1. ctno3
    ctno3 ·

    Wow fantastic idea i love to mod my cameras but i tend to mod holgas and recensky or other cheap toy cameras
    How brittle is the plastic on the constructor?
    Was it easy to modify without spliting or cracking problems?

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