For Non-Photographic/Display Purposes
Transparent Design to See Inner-Workings
Build Your Own 35mm Film Camera
Includes All Components for Construction
50mm f/10 Fixed Aperture Detachable Lens
Hooded Waist-Level Viewfinder
Manual Exposure Settings and Focusing
The Lomography Konstruktor Do-It-Yourself 35mm Film SLR Camera Transparent Collector's Edition Kit provides you with all of the components needed to build your own 35mm film SLR camera. The Collector's Edition of this camera is made with transparent components, and as such is not intended for actual photographic use but, rather, it serves as a unique display object and tool for learning the inner-workings of a film camera. The kit includes all of the pieces as well as instructions and a screwdriver for constructing the camera in about 1-2 hours.
Once complete, the Konstruktor features a detachable 50mm f/10 fixed aperture lens that can focus between 1.6' and infinity; a waist-level reflex viewfinder with flip-up magnifier; and manual exposure control, including a choice of 1/80 sec. "N" exposure and bulb exposure settings. The shutter is uncoupled with the film winding mechanism to enable multiple exposures and a 1/4"-20 tripod socket is integrated into the design to allow for steady picture-taking.
Transparent Collector's Edition
This special edition Konstruktor is made from clear camera components to allow viewing of the inner-workings of the camera. Since it is transparent, it is not intended for actual photographic use and serves as a display object and educational tool.
Do-It-Yourself SLR Camera
The Konstruktor is a complete camera kit that provides you with all of the mechanical parts and tools needed to construct your own 35mm SLR camera. Detailed instructions, a screwdriver, and all pieces are included for you to build a camera in approximately 1-2 hours.
Learn the Mechanics
Aside from the creation of a mechanically functioning camera, the Konstruktor is also a valuable learning aid to help understand the internal design and how a film camera operates.
While not intended for photographic use, the Transparent Collector's Edition is based on the following features:
A detachable 50mm f/10 fixed-aperture lens provides a normal perspective and allows for focusing between 1.6' to infinity.
Hooded waist-level reflex viewfinder enables clear viewing and includes a flip-up magnifier for precise composition and focusing control.
1/80 sec. "N" and bulb exposure settings allow for creative control and support multiple exposures.
A 1/4"-20 tripod socket enables steady camera placement for sharp long exposures and consistent compositions.
Manual film winding and take-up spools allow for loading of any kind of 35mm film and also permit creating multiple exposure and other creative effects.
There are some after market fixes tthat have been applied to make this an "ACTUAL" working 35mm Camera by applyimng some black out material over the foilm chamber as another Do It Yourself Step.