Photography Is Even More Satisfying When You Build Your Own Camera

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If there's one thing that's keeping traditional analog film still alive, it's Lomography's relentless pursuit to keep the medium alive with unique cameras that always seem to bring a new approach to film photography. And this time around it's introducing the Konstruktor: a $35 build-it-yourself plastic camera that gives photographers a crash course on how their soul-stealing device really works.

The 35 millimeter camera takes one or two hours to build, and you're not going to want to rush through that process, particularly when dealing with film that can be accidentally exposed if the Konstruktor ends up with light leaks inside. But when finished you'll not only have the satisfaction of building it yourself, but also the smug sense of superiority that comes from embracing a dying medium when all your friends have long since moved onto digital.