Behold: A Christmas Tree Made from $150,000 in Cameras

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OK, OK, a little late—we know. But this photog's holiday miracle is worth seeing. A lavish (and massively expensive) assemblage of tripods, cameras, lenses, and lighting, the "tree" will probably take you until Christmas 2045 to afford anyway.


The project was actually put together by BorrowLenses, the same photographic rogues who made the teetering makeshift mooncam from last week. The full anatomy of the festive camera tower are as follows:

Top: 8 D3/D3s/D3x camera bodies with 24-70 f/2.8 lenses
Middle: 8 Canon 5D Mark II camera bodies with 70-200 f/2.8 L IS II or 300 f/2.8 L lenses, and 580 EX II speedlights
Bottom: Two Canon 600 f/4 super-teles, and three Nikon 200-400 f/4 Super-teles.
Lighting: Arri Locaster LED lighting kit, Litepanels LEDs
Ornaments: Gary Fong Lightsphere Diffuser

Yes, yes, it looks cool, but could they rig up a way for all of the cameras to capture at once? Maybe too much to ask for. At any rate, this is certainly one tree you wouldn't want to drunkenly tip over at a holiday party. Unless you could make a very quick getaway. [BorrowLenses]



At first glance it looks like something NASA whipped up. I kind of wish it was.