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The Beginner's Instruction Guide to Using the KONSTRUKTOR

Lomography's Konstruktor is a DIY (do-it-yourself) SLR, the first in the world. How does this camera work? Let's take a look.

Let’s check the functions of the KONSTRUKTOR little by little. It is a SLR. How it works is that it reflects through one single lens and has a viewfinder at the top of the camera. It also has a handy magnifier so you can focus properly.

  • Shutter Speed

For the shutter speed, you can pick what mode to set the camera on. There are two settings, N and B. N is for normal shutter speed at 1/80 and B is for a longer shutter speed, or Bulb exposure.

  • The shutter switch will be here.

Every time you take a picture make sure to pull the shutter back up again. Pull the shutter at this lever. You are able to take multiple exposures.

  • Lens

The KONSTRUKTOR camera is a DIY SLR. You can take off and change the lens given in the kit. It is a 50 mm lens. The camera has an aperture of f/10. The focus is in meters. Closest you can get in focus is 0.5 meters. There are also settings for 1 meter, 2 meters, and infinity.

  • How to load the film

Loading the film is similar to loading the film on a normal 35mm camera. When you load the film, just close the back. There is a lock on the back of the camera.

Wind the film clockwise. There is a number count for how many you have taken.

Remove the film when finished by turning it clockwise. You can do this without pressing a button.

These are all the functions of the KONSTRUKTOR. Let’s go see what the KONSTRUKTOR camera can deliver.

  • B mode

This takes around 10-15 seconds.

  • N mode

Focus 0.5 meter.

Focus 1 meter.

Focus 2 meters.

Focus infinity.

  • Using double exposure.

Hope you have fun shooting! LOMO ON!

ps. All sample photos taken with a KONSTRUKTOR camera loaded with Lomography CN100 and Lomography X-Pro 200 film.

written by opon21 and translated by kokakoo

1 comment

  1. davecmorrow

    davecmorrow

    Cool review, I love this camera :)

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