Wednesday, November 09, 2011

A $20 twin-lens camera

The DIY Twin Lens Camera Kit, sales page.


An anti-dote to high-quality, automatic, digital cameras.

From the same site, the Camera Table Dolly.


Not sure how much it's worth for the videos, but it is sure very cute!

posted by Eolake Stobblehouse @ Wednesday, November 09, 2011   15 comments links to this post

15 Comments:

At 10 Nov 2011 01:18:00, Anonymous emptyspaces said...

I'm buying one. Thanks, Eo!

 
At 10 Nov 2011 04:04:00, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to get the table-top dolly. I frequently photograph camera and lenses to put on eBay. A regular tripod is very inconvenient for this, even one with a boom. But this dolly with its articulating arms would be great. I would remove the wheels though.

 
At 10 Nov 2011 10:24:00, Anonymous Philocalist said...

Just a thought, but without the wheels this may not have enough remaining mass / weight to support a camera (particularly with the arm extended), and simply fall over!

 
At 10 Nov 2011 15:37:00, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What would be the point of a $20 twin-lens. It would have to be a piece of shit and take shitty pictures.

 
At 10 Nov 2011 15:45:00, Blogger Dave Nielsen said...

I'm not really interested, but a good Rolleiflex goes for quite a bit on ebay - one of the later kinds for nearly $5000. I assume these $20 are just joke ones that no one will actually use.

 
At 10 Nov 2011 20:38:00, Blogger Eolake Stobblehouse said...

It clearly comes under the Toy Camera category. Some people like those and use them well.

 
At 10 Nov 2011 20:39:00, Blogger Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Wow, Rolleiflexes are that expensive? I knew Hasselblads are.

 
At 11 Nov 2011 02:33:00, Blogger Dave Nielsen said...

There's one for $3500. The $5000 I guess is just a lens.

 
At 11 Nov 2011 15:56:00, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a lot of money for a camera.

 
At 11 Nov 2011 16:04:00, Blogger Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Sure is. And it's not worth it as a camera, it only has such a price because it's a famous collector's item.

 
At 11 Nov 2011 23:53:00, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the idea of the top down viewer and the square format, but I'm not going to pay that for it.

 
At 12 Nov 2011 00:13:00, Blogger Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Well, at the other end there is this $20 plastic camera! But of course, the image quality is thereafter.

Another idea is an off-brand twin-lens camera, there are probably lots on eBay.

 
At 12 Nov 2011 02:12:00, Blogger Dave Nielsen said...

Ebay's kind of the wrong place to look for that stuff. You might not find that kind of camera at a garage sale, but you might it somewhere for a lot less. Ebay used to be the place to go for deals, but not anymore. At least that's been my experience. I've found that anything I can get on ebay can be found elsewhere for less, and at set prices - no having to wait around to see if you win.

 
At 12 Nov 2011 02:14:00, Blogger Dave Nielsen said...

Well, at the other end there is this $20 plastic camera!

Well, as the kids say - LOL :-)

 
At 12 Nov 2011 02:58:00, Blogger Eolake Stobblehouse said...

I don't use eBay often enough to know. Though I did get lucky just yesterday, logged on to buy an old ereader (Rocket eBook) for ninety bucks, and found one for 21! Buy-now price too.

Where else do you buy stuff then, Dave?

 

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