A lot of us here in the community absolutely love the Vivitar Ultra Wide and Slim camera for a bunch of different reasons. It's lightweight, compact, handy, a joy to use, the list can go on and on and that's a good thing, really. But what happens if you get that nagging feeling that you can get more from your camera? Well, a few things can come to mind such as these modifications done by Charles Higham on his Vivitar UWS camera.
Charles generously shared the intricacies of his camera project over at 35MMC -- including sample shots with his modified camera. The whole process is fun to follow, especially when Charles went into detail the steps he thought was necessary to achieve his desired output. A little tweak here and there, some touch-ups to the aesthetics, an addition of filter on the lens and so on. It's like watching a building renovation with interesting commentary. We really appreciate Charles' effort to state all these things and his concise but helpful explanations (it honestly felt like a workshop on camera customization.)
Seeing these projects can make you want to go out and pursue a camera project of your own. The process of adding features (sometimes removing some in order to make room for further mods) is relaxing as it is exciting. Charles definitely deserves a pat on the back for his Vivitar's eye-popping transformation. Sometimes, the little things can make all the difference.
If you're interested in Charles' work, you can learn more about it on this website
Let us know if you have some projects you'd like to showcase to the community. Project cameras, one-offs, customs -- you name it! Hit us up in the comments section below.