“A drive to embrace new technology and change,” answers data scientist and CEO of Alice Camera, Vishal Kumar, when queried about what sets Alice Camera apart from other camera companies. He found that existing mirrorless cameras were too cumbersome and decided that a shift was needed in the camera industry. This stirred up multiple ideas in his head, which eventually led to the creation of the Alice Camera. We caught up with Vishal and his team for an exclusive interview about the upcoming camera and an insight into the AI algorithm it uses to produce pictures.Continue reading…
The Goodman One is a medium format camera you can print yourself
There is something to be said for 3D printed gear that you can make for yourself, but have any of you ever considered using a 3D printed camera for your next photo gig? Probably not, but I would think it is also safe to say that you have not seen a medium format 3D printed camera that looks quite as polished as the Goodman One. Continue reading…
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.
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The world is amazingly open now with the advent of the digital age. We have constant access to any and (almost) all information there is available in the world, and people are changing the nature of the game in almost every sector of the public domain with open-source sharing and platforms. Cameras are no exception now. With the first fully open-source camera now on the way, the new Samsung Android Galaxy EK-GC100 Smartcamera is poised to be the first fully modular (in the digital sense) camera for hackers and camera enthusiasts to mod to their heart’s content.
Make has a link to a french guy’s forum (google translated for you) posting on how he built his own DSLR from scratch. What this reminds me of is the Open-Source DSLR project that one University is working on. It may only be a matter of time before us tech guys are building our own. If this is the case, then the products may become endlessly customizable.