Lomography Konstruktor, The Plastic Camera Kit You Make Yourself

Lomography Konstruktor, The Plastic Camera Kit You Make Yourself

It’s a long way to December, but write this one down on the list of gifts you’re planning to buy me this Christmas: the Lomo Konstruktor, a plastic kit that turns into a plastic camera. As a photo geek who likes to make things and tinker, this is just about perfect.

What’s more, you won’t have to spend too much to make me happy: the Konstruktor is just €35/$35.

So what is it, exactly? The kit is a typical model kit, with all the parts laid out on a plastic grid. Snap them off, trim the flash (that’s the name of the molding leftovers) and stick them together. The result is a proper camera with a top-down viewfinder, a real, removable (50mm ƒ10) lens. It takes 35mm film, and everything about it is manual, from exposure to focus.

Lomography Konstruktor, The Plastic Camera Kit You Make Yourself

And I want one. This isn’t just a cool gift to your favorite tech blogger either (although I know you want to say thanks for all the bad puns over the years). It is also the perfect gift for a kid, who can learn a little bit more about light and optics than she’ll learn by using her iPhone camera.

Available now. And you don’t really have to buy me one. I can’t wait until Christmas anyway, so I’ll swing by our local Lomo store this afternoon.

  • Source Lomo
  • Thanks Angela!
Related

About the author

Charlie Sorrel Charlie Sorrel is the Reviews Editor here on Cult of Mac. Follow Charlie  on Twitter at @mistercharlie.

(sorry, you need Javascript to see this e-mail address)| Read more posts by .

Posted in News | Tagged: , , , |