Other than real cameras, many photographers also like camera-shaped kick-knacks. And if you’re keeping your inner child alive and well, I’m sure you also love LEGO. In that case, you’re going to love this Leica IIIf set that contains not only the camera, but also a, box, a lens, a finder, and lens and body caps. What’s more, you can help it to get to the shelves! [Read More…]
This Lego Leica camera could become a real thing but it needs your help
We’ve seen all sorts of interesting Lego cameras: from miniature replicas to working DIY cameras. And if you’re a fan of vintage gear – you’re going to love this one! The 1914 Ur-Leica, or the “original Leica,” could soon become a Lego kit. But, it needs your help to get from an idea to reality.
Leica’s new $4,000 teddy bear doesn’t even take photos
We’ve seen some limited edition, incredibly expensive stuff Leica launched in collaboration with various artists. But the latest one is downright weird. Teaming up with MediCom Toy Inc., we now have a Leica Bearbrick teddy bear. Yeah, you read that right. What makes it even weirder is that the toy costs like an actual Leica camera, but there’s an important differece – it doesn’t take photos.
You can create epic toy photography scenes out of trash
If you’re creative, it’s amazing what you can make from things that you’d otherwise just throw away. Mathieu Stern has made an awesome miniature scene out of trash. In his latest video, he gives you some ideas on how you can use trash and a few toys and create pretty cool dioramas.
Barbie is now a photojournalist, and she works for National Geographic
If you want to inspire your little one to get interested in photography, you may consider this new Barbie: a National Geographic photojournalist. In collaboration with NatGeo, Mattel has introduced a series of career dolls, and this one will certainly thrill the photographer and the inner kid in all of us.
This $9 wooden music box is the only cheap Leica you can buy
As we all know, Leica is not really famous for its affordable prices. As a matter of fact, the company recently launched a $24K kit designed in collaboration with Lenny Kravitz. But now even us who can’t afford Leica gear can have at least something inspired by it: a wooden music box that costs mere $8.94.
These LEGO cameras are tiny replicas of iconic Leica M
We all know that LEGO bricks are the best toy ever. They’re so versatile that you can even build all sorts of photography gear with them. And now, Leica has launched a pair of LEGO Leica M camera sets that you can assemble just like any other LEGO toy.
Make a DIY smartphone slider with a toy car and some household items
If you want to take slider shots with your smartphone, there are a few DIY options you can make. But in this video, COOPH teaches you how to make an interesting automated DIY slider on a super-low budget. You’ll need a wooden toy car, a kitchen timer, a few household items and only a little bit of time.
This photographer shot Formula 1 with Game Boy camera and clip-on smartphone lens
Game Boy camera was launched twenty years ago, and technology has advanced immensely since then. Nevertheless, experimenting with this toy camera in the modern era is still kind of fun. Photographer Tim Binnion recently brought his to 2018 Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai, China. He captured the Formula 1 race with the 0.016-megapixel camera, and the results are unusual and pretty amazing.
This Millennium Falcon camera is horrible and brilliant at the same time
We’ve seen Kai Wong goof around with funny cameras before. In one of his recent videos, he tested a digital toy camera you might wanna check out if you’re a Star Wars fan. He got this Millennium Falcon camera for Christmas, and he decided to test it out.
It’s a plastic “up to 5 MP” camera, but surprisingly, Kai took some pretty decent shots with it. If you ever needed a proof that gear doesn’t matter… Anyway, let’s take a closer look at this amazingly ridiculous little camera.
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