Film To Digital Konica S3 Rangefinder with Sony NEX-5 Sensor
Frankencamera by Oliver Baker
Give Oliver Baker an NEX-5, a Konica S3 fixed lens rangefinder, and a 3D Printer and what do you get? The Frankencamera.
Oliver combined the mechanical features of the Konica S3 RF and the digital components of the NEX-5 to create a new camera. The back of the S3 was replaced with a 3D printed replica, via selective laser sintering. The new back holds the NEX-5 sensor and related electronics.
Turning on the Frankencamera
In order to take a shot mechanical and electrical components work in concert. The camera is turned on using the film rewind lever wheel. The film advance lever activates the NEX-5 into Bulb mode and cocks the mechanical shutter. The shutter button of the Konica triggers the leaf shutter of the 38mm f/1.8 lens and ends the NEX-5's Bulb mode.
You can read more at frankencamera.wordpress.com.
Taking a shot with the Frankencamera
Great job Oliver!