Impossible to Possible: Taking a Picture with the Konstruktor Transparent

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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.

Photo via Naga style

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.

Photo via Naga style

Here are the pictures taken with the modified camera:

Photo via Naga style

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 on 2014-02-08 #videos #gear #tutorials #tipster #konstruktor #konstruktor-transparent


  1. ctno3
    ctno3 ·

    What a fantastic camera hack

  2. stouf
    stouf ·


  3. b2377
    b2377 ·

    Why not use parts from the normal Konstruktor?

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