Painting your camera is nothing new. We saw it back in 2010 when Kai Wong, then of DigitalRev TV, painted his Nikon D90 hot pink. And more recently, we saw a more careful approach from Caleb Pike at DSLR Video Shooter. Caleb’s approach certainly looked more impressive than Kai’s. At least Caleb’s camera still worked at the end of it.
Both of those, however, pale compared to the tedious detail put into this particular paint job by Patrick Nichols. He took apart a Minolta X-700 35mm SLR down to its core components to be able to redecorate his camera. He even removed individual springs, cogs and clips to be able to put paint exactly where he needed it and nowhere else.