Classic camera making kit: a new perspective on DIY photography

Tech Tools: A smartphone can’t beat the satisfaction of building a 35mm camera


Anyone can use their phone to take a few pictures. Our smartphones are so powerful these days, they can make almost any photograph you take look good, from portraits to actions shots, and anything that hasn’t been sorted out already can be edited with a few swipes. But not everyone can build their own classic camera. This kit will help you build your own twin-lens reflex camera, with easy-to-follow instructions, while giving you a good understanding of how a 35mm film camera works. The finished item will take regular 35mm film, with a top-down viewfinder. It may not be quite as instant as digital, but it is more satisfying when you get the perfect shot.