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LEGOtron Mark I Camera

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Article by Konstantinos Deloudis
Posted on November 18th, 2011
in Technology & Cary Norton

Alabama-based photographer Cary Norton decided to create a 127mm f4.7 camera made entirely from LEGO bricks!!! The LEGOtron, Mark I...

Below Norton explains the technical details of the camera :

“The main parts are a Main box, internal box, film holder/ground glass slot, lens board, lens. The lens is a 127mm ƒ4.7, and the lens board is two Plates deep and fits perfectly in the slot I built for it (though, I cut it down to one plate in the center to actually mount the lens). Focus is achieved by sliding the internal box forward and backward. …The ground glass is just plexi, sanded with various fine grits. It’s held in place by a film holder that previously had light leaks, but now has the aluminum center cut out. The fit is tight and I ran a line of liquid nails too, just in case.

The focus range is limited to roughly 3 feet to about 18 inches. It’s good for portrait, but certainly can’t focus to infinity. Mark II (once I get to that) should have a way better focusing range. I’m planning on making a pinhole lens board too.

The ground glass is just plexi, sanded with various fine grits. It’s held in place by a film holder that previously had light leaks, but now has the aluminum center cut out. The fit is tight and I ran a line of liquid nails too, just in case."

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