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I can see myself 3D printing my own cameras in the future

Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by Boid, Sep 6, 2014.

  1. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
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  2. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Yeah I read through this morning - ingenious & full marks for doing it
    Hell of a thing to learn how to do.
    but on the other hand it all seems a bit of wasted effort
    I have the same S3 camera - almost identical in size to the FujiX10 which I think is more ergonomic for digital

    I would have been tempted to try & mount the S3 lens on the Sony or another camera with greater rewards that way I think

    there was a guy last year looking to kickstart SLR digital conversion kits limitations being the sensor size
     
  3. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    It's the journey, not the destination.
     
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  4. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Thats kind of what I said John - but its only a personal journey
     
  5. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    I got caught up with the "bit of a wasted effort" part.
     
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  6. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    But think of all the fun to be had in the process.

    I'd actually like to see Sony sell just the camera guts someday. So that people would be able to 3D print their own bodies that best suit their handling etc. Maybe even interchangable mounts, don't like the E-mount, well screw on on a Fuji mount instead. Don't like the LCD display, change it. Something like the Tesla Model S flat battery chasis on which one can build any car one wants. "The internet of things" is coming. And I am quite excited about it.
     
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  7. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    wish I'd got your energy …… I like those pretty Nikon gold boxes
     
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  8. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Garry
    10 out of 10 John.
    Best looking retro digital I've seen.
     
  9. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Couldn't agree more & quite likely that 3D print kits could be the future
     
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  10. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    I never like "self service" meals - I always stay well clear, or send my wife to get mine
     
  11. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    I feel the same way about salad bars. If the salad is bad then it's my own damn fault.