A 100% DIY Laser-Cut Camera!


Want to make your own camera? With a solid plan, some tools and lots of time, you can!

This handmade camera is a project lead by a creative agency called Kit Da Studio based in Hong Kong.

They have been doing this quite seriously. The camera is called KDS-POTO2, and has a lot of impressive features for a homemade camera:

• Interchangeable lenses! This version of the camera was made with two lenses: one pinhole and a lens taken from a Konica Waiwai.
• It works with 135 and 120 films.
• It has normal mode and B mode.
• It has a frame counter.

Internal structure
135 film adaptator…
… and 120 film adaptator
This camera uses the Holga shutter plate!
Putting everything together…

A few moments later, the camera is ready!

Here are some pictures taken with this camera:

With the pinhole lens
With the lens from a Konica Waiwa

Find the step by step instructions on the website DIY Photography. And if you happen to have access to a laser cut machine, you will even find the Illustrator file to make the exact same pieces for this camera!

Long live DIY!

written by fredericdith on 2011-07-07 in #news #diy-camera #lomography #diy #news
translated by fredericdith


  1. 86john
    86john ·

    hahaha. i think it will be easier if i just get a UWS and then crack it abit.

  2. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·


  3. inkkl
    inkkl ·

    love it ..!!!

  4. lemmy
    lemmy ·

    ha nice !

  5. eyecon
    eyecon ·

    Nice design but light leaks like hell! Maybe stick some tape :)

  6. cinzinc
    cinzinc ·

    i agree with @eyecon =)

  7. francesco1
    francesco1 ·

    awesome camera

  8. yawn
    yawn ·


  9. gvelasco
    gvelasco ·

    Nice...IF you can get a hold of a Konica WeiWei.

  10. pyromonkey333
    pyromonkey333 ·

    i agree with eyecon also, use some electrical tape?

  11. stouf
    stouf ·

    You rock !

  12. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    Awesome! Kitdashit rocks! :D

  13. ericeast
    ericeast ·

    so analogue!

  14. hanifmaidin
    hanifmaidin ·

    great effort.. thx for sharing

  15. nleppa
    nleppa ·

    Cool, but I think some duck tape is in order!

  16. maximum_b
    maximum_b ·


  17. mafiosa
    mafiosa ·


  18. geekgoddesskilobyte
    geekgoddesskilobyte ·

    Woohoo! I've been looking for something like this since I actually have access to a laser cutter. Thanks for sharing!

  19. fattori
    fattori ·

    i want you so bad!

  20. dixy
    dixy ·


  21. aaronego
    aaronego ·

    awesome camera!!

  22. mythguy9
    mythguy9 ·

    Serious light leaks though.

  23. britterzb
    britterzb ·

    Me Likey!

  24. ocit
    ocit ·

    i want it :D

  25. falsedigital
    falsedigital ·

    Can you show me some 120 examples? I noticed you only posted 35mm :P

  26. j_robert
    j_robert ·

    very cool! sleek design

  27. ahleng90
    ahleng90 ·

    love the design..holga transformmeddd ;)

  28. maize
    maize ·


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