Build Your Own Twin-Lens Reflex Film Camera

Last year, I reveiwed the Minox Rolleiflex MiniDigi AF 5.0 “tribute” camera (see related products links at the bottom) that reminded me of the old Imperial Reflex 620 Duo camera my mother had owned.  I was very disappointed in the tiny, low-res images captured by that almost $300 toy-like camera.  If only ThinkGeek had the Recesky Twin Lens Reflex Camera Kit then, I could have saved a lot of money and had a real, working, film camera.  With the Recesky kit, you spend about an hour to build the camera.  It has a fixed 1/125 sec shutter speed and focuses at 50cm to infinity.  Just like the original twin lens reflex camera, you hold it at your waist and look down into the top-mounted viewfinder.  You’ll need to supply your own 35mm film; ISO400 is recommended.  The Recesky Twin Lens Reflex camera kit is only $29.99.

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