The 10×8 Ikea Camera (8×10 for the rest of us!)


If you’re an analogue photographer and you don’t get a warm, fuzzy feeling from this story then you’ve got a printed circuit where you should have a smoothly-running Leica shutter (Does that even make sense? – ED). Here’s a bunch of Leeds Metropolitan University (United Kingdom) students who were tasked, as part of their course, with building a 10×8 camera out of things readily available at Ikea, such as shelving. OK, they were given an ancient, shutterless brass process lens and 10×8 and 5×4 spring backs by Deardorff to get them started but still…

Via The Online Darkroom