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Impossible to Possible: Taking a Picture with the Konstruktor Transparent

Our product, the Konstruktor Transparent Edition, is purely for display purposes and not for photographic use. Its unique see-through body makes it impossible for anybody to take pictures. However, a Japanese creator named Naga-san used some tricks to make taking photos possible! How did he do it!? Read on to discover what kind of tricks he used.

Naga-san used to work as a product designer and is currently working as a freelance creator in Tokyo, Japan. Some of you might remember his recent recreation of the Konstruktor project. His recreation was truly breathtaking; it surpassed the normal capabilities of the Konstruktor.

He amazes us once again, this time with a Konstruktor Transparent!

The video below shows the steps of Naga-san’s experiment, but Naga-san speaks in his native language. If you don’t understand Japanese, I suggest you jump to the written step-by-step explanation after the video.

Here are the steps:

1. Naga-san left some of the original transparent parts to keep the look and feel but used masking tape to cover some important parts, inevitably causing light leaks. After covering them with masking tape, he painted it with black spray.

2. To prevent light exposure, he covered it with molt plane (something similar to sponge tape) and shade tape.

Photo via Naga style

3. It was a trial and error process. Naga-san revised the modifications of the camera, took some test shots and found the point where there were light exposures. He then covered it again and again with black spray, molt plane (sponge tape) and tape.

Here are the pictures taken with the modified camera:

Slight light exposure contributes to its dreamy effect.

You can find more information about his modification on his blog (Japanese only).
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

written by ciscoswank


  1. ctno3


    What a fantastic camera hack

    12 months ago · report as spam
  2. stouf



    10 months ago · report as spam
  3. b2377


    Why not use parts from the normal Konstruktor?

    9 months ago · report as spam

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