The OpenReflex Is A 100% 3D Printable Open Source SLR Camera
Here is the project description (I am really liking this guy now)
The OpenReflex is an Open-Source analog camera with a mirror Viewfinder and an awesome finger activated mechanic shutter (running ~ 1/60°s). What’s more, it’s compatible with any photographic lens.
All the pieces easily printable on an recent RepRap-like ABS 3D-printer without using support material ! Everything should print in less than 15h and anyone should be able to assemble it within 1h.
All parts are separate ( Film receiver, Shutter and Viewfinder ) to simplify builds and modifications.
The source files are available under the CreativeCommon By-Sa license, fell free to modify them if you want a new feature, and don’t forget to share your improvements on the web ;)
The camera is every bit of an SLR as you’d imagine featuring everything you need, including a mirrored viewfinder. Operation is still a bit cumbersome, but this will probably improve now that the camera is in the wild. Currently it works with a hand activated sliding window.
It can be printed in any reprap-like ABS 3D printer a some flatboard and some sugru. Here is the sum of parts you end up with:
And here are some of the steps in the way to completing the project:
The camera actually performs quite well, here are a few sample pictures:
[3D Printed Camera : OpenReflex | via Léo Marius]
Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.