Making a 3D Printed SLR Camera

2013-10-09 5

The future is analogue! If you’re part of the lucky few who have access to a 3D printer, why don’t you try printing your own SLR camera?

Photo from Instructables

I proudly present the OpenReflex, an Open-Source analogue camera with a mirror viewfinder and a finger activated mechanical shutter. I’ll get this out if the way first. You’ll have to supply your own lens. Maybe a nifty fifty from one of your old SLRs. Technology isn’t quite there yet for you to print your own lens but hey, stranger things have happened, right?

Other than that little hiccup, practically everything is for the 3D printer. Head on over to Instructables for the complete files and download links.

Photos from Instructables

Here’s a couple of test shots:

Photos from Instructables

written by cruzron on 2013-10-09 #gear #tutorials #diy #slr #camera #lens #tipster #3d-printer


  1. muhamad_haiz_shamsudin
    muhamad_haiz_shamsudin ·

    Haha, 3d printer suddenly becomes a worthy investment to me! :)

  2. andrus_n
    andrus_n ·

    Pretty cool testshots!

  3. ideajet
    ideajet ·

    one day soon everyone will just produce their own cameras + equipment. watch out lomo ;)

  4. mrmaart
    mrmaart ·

    :) @ideajet

  5. 4br0k3n3rr0r
    4br0k3n3rr0r ·

    Love the idea!

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