Final touches

A project log for L2 Camera

Fully manual twin-lens reflex instant film camera

Vladimir GorsheninVladimir Gorshenin 05/07/2021 at 07:470 Comments

Having spent decent time not only designing the camera, but also using it, I believe, I've developed the sense of control of it. Now I get photos exactly as I saw them. And the recent series would be an example.

I consider the design to be final. There were a couple of things I wanted to improve though.

There was a rectangular slot near the viewfinder - the legacy from Kiipix. A spirit level nicely fitted into the hole.

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A spirit level fitted nicely to a slot near the viewfinder

I designed the tripod socket of 3/8" size. I had two reasons for that. Firstly, I doubted that a 3D printed screw thread would be strong enough to hold the camera, and I chose the bigger thread size. Secondly, I had only a 3/8" tripod on hand to test the design.

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A 1/4" to 3/8" metal adapter installed to the thread hole

Later I received comments that the 3/8" screw thread is inconvenient. I solved the problem by installing a metal adapter. The whole assembly works fine.