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.
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
Shaping with a chisel
Adding a bar and a shutter release
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
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