Spoil Your Mamiya With A Wooden Shutter Grip

Spoiling your camera is fun. It also shows her you love here. We’ve shown how to spoil your camera with a DIY Carbon Fiber lens hood and a DIY Waxed bag, but never actually showed how you can treat that special medium format camera that means so much to you.

Shutter Grip for Your Medium Format Camera

Matt Bechberger over at Instructables has just that missing piece, a tutorial about treating your Mamiya 645 (or other medium format camera) with a custom-made wooden shutter grip.

While it making a metal-reinforced version will require a drill-press, the wood only version can be made with hand tool only (pencil, Wood chisel and round file being the more prominent ones).

Here is a quick overview of the process, for the full super-detailed instruction head over to the Instructables page Matt put up.

Starting off with a piece of wood

Shutter Grip for Your Medium Format Camera

Shaping with a chisel

Shutter Grip for Your Medium Format Camera

Reinforcing

Shutter Grip for Your Medium Format Camera

Finishing

Shutter Grip for Your Medium Format Camera

Adding a bar and a shutter release

Shutter Grip for Your Medium Format Camera

TADA!

Shutter Grip for Your Medium Format Camera

Shutter Grip for Your Medium Format Camera

Shutter Grip for Your Medium Format Camera

P.S. if the style look familiar, it is because Matt is also the person behind the Beautiful Wooden Anamorphic Pinhole and the Comprehensive Tech Guide To Pinhole Photography