digital cameras

From: Richard Erlacher <>
Date: Wed Jul 14 20:33:52 1999

Building one shouldn't bee too difficult. I learned years ago, that
building two with interchangeable parts is what's a challenge.


-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Duell <>
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Date: Wednesday, July 14, 1999 3:53 PM
Subject: Re: digital cameras

>> I do see real ratty ones for $10-$20 at flea markets,
>> with almost certain holes in the bellows and gummy shutters on the
>> and usually with visibly broken rangefinders. These are things that can
>> be patched up, certainly, but I wouldn't turn an absolute beginner onto
>> such a fixer-upper when for a very reasonable price you can get a clean
>> one.
>Sounds like quite a fun project, though. I don't subscribe to the myth
>that cameras can't be fixed at home, and that parts for them can't be
>made. I do both when I need to. Maybe I'm not an 'absolute beginner' :-)
>A large format camera is something that I want to have a go at making
>sometime. It doesn't look _too_ hard - certainly no worse than the sorts
>of things that model engineers routinely make. I'll not know until I try,
>I guess...
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