NuBox 1 is the World’s First Interchangeable Lens Box Camera

No, you read that right: the NuBox 1 is aiming to be the world’s first interchangeable lens box camera on the market.

When you go about looking at box cameras, you probably think about pinholes or something like a Kodak Brownie. But now, a darling of the analog world is seemingly returning in the form of the NuBox 1. Created by Hamm Camera, this camera has a working lens, aperture and shutter speeds. Robert Hamm, the company’s founder, has done videos online such as an investigation into whether or not Instax is actually film. Robert is claiming the lenses also have no vignetting to them.

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Texas Teacher Aims to Mentor 30 Students with Kodak Box Cameras

The old Kodak Box Camera Rebirth could help the next generation of photographers

When Texas-based educator and photographer Dusty Parrish came across a Kodak box camera from the 1930s, he didn’t want to keep the experience to himself. He had the brilliant idea of bringing back the old school photography experience to kids today by mentoring 30 kids from the school he’s teaching in. But of course, acquiring 30 box cameras alone requires some funding, and that’s where he needs our help.

Dusty has set up the Box Camera Rebirth Kickstarter campaign to help fund his plan to acquire 30 Kodak Box Cameras from 1930s, as well as purchasing 120 films and developing chemicals. With his passion and expertise as an educator, he intends to bring back a piece of photography history and mentor 30 students from Boyd Elementary School in Allen, Texas. After teaching them the history and mechanics of box cameras, film exposure basics, and developing and printing the images, he also intends to culminate the experience with an exhibit.

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The Hawkeye35 Adapter Will Let You Shoot 35mm Films with the Kodak Brownie Hawkeye


If you still have one of those iconic Kodak Brownie Hawkeye cameras lying around, we have some exciting news for you. An adapter that will finally let you shoot 35mm films for with this vintage box camera is currently in the works.

Cincinnati-based photographer Mark Hiltz has decided to give this legendary box camera by Kodak a new shot at life with a Kickstarter campaign for a Hawkeye35 Adapter Kit. In 1995, the 620 film that the Hawkeye and other Kodak Brownie cameras were designed to use was discontinued. While this box camera can also take 120 films, you’ll have to sand off the spools since they are slightly bigger than 620 films. Also, the processing cost can be expensive (let’s admit it, you’d rather shoot those precious medium format films with a more advanced camera). With this adapter kit, you will be able to load your Kodak Brownie Hawkeye with your favorite, widely-available 35mm films.

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Kevin Kadooka’s Lux is a Gorgeous Box Camera you can Build at Home

Kevin Kadooka Lux Camera-8

Kevin Kadooka, maker of the Duo TLR DIY twin reflex camera, is at it again to create a new, entirely open-source box camera called the Lux. Designed as an unassuming little black box with bits of modern flair, the Lux was made with a 3D printed body, a single leaf shutter controlled by an Arduino processor, and yet still has a waist high viewfinder to help shoot on 120 medium format film.

Unlike Kadooka’s previous work, this one isn’t for sale. Instead, Kadooka’s goal is to make a completely DIYable camera using no parts from other camera manufacturers. Made with a 100% open source mentality, the Lux is a camera anyone could make at home. Aside from the 65mm Anchor Optics lens, all it needs is easily purchased off-the-shelf components and 3D printed parts.

To help others build the camera, Kadooka outlined the exact build of his camera with a complete parts list, the Arduino code, and all the 3D model files to fabricate the body. Check out more images of the Lux camera and what it can shoot after the jump.

Via DIY Photography

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