It’s a long way to December, but write this one down on the list of gifts you’re planning to buy me this Christmas: the Lomo Konstruktor, a plastic kit that turns into a plastic camera. As a photo geek who likes to make things and tinker, this is just about perfect.
What’s more, you won’t have to spend too much to make me happy: the Konstruktor is just €35/$35.
So what is it, exactly? The kit is a typical model kit, with all the parts laid out on a plastic grid. Snap them off, trim the flash (that’s the name of the molding leftovers) and stick them together. The result is a proper camera with a top-down viewfinder, a real, removable (50mm ƒ10) lens. It takes 35mm film, and everything about it is manual, from exposure to focus.
And I want one. This isn’t just a cool gift to your favorite tech blogger either (although I know you want to say thanks for all the bad puns over the years). It is also the perfect gift for a kid, who can learn a little bit more about light and optics than she’ll learn by using her iPhone camera.
Available now. And you don’t really have to buy me one. I can’t wait until Christmas anyway, so I’ll swing by our local Lomo store this afternoon.
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