Assemble A 35mm Camera Kit For Under $15
By James Grahame
Bylo wrote recently to let us know about a poor man's LOMO camera sold by Hong Kong gadget emporium Deal Extreme.This fully functional 35mm camera kit boasts 99% ABS plastic construction, right down to the optics. The only metal parts are a handful of screws, springs and a jeweler's screwdriver to put everything together.
The box Includes instructions in Chinese and English (more the former, I suspect) and ships free from Hong Kong for only $12.70. A somewhat gaudier black + white + blue version is available for five bucks more, and they also offer an intriguing stereoscopic pinhole camera kit for under $20.
The company sells an amazing array of gadgetry ranging from somewhat sensible things like batteries and electronic parts to kooky stuff like Neodymium magnetic spheres and magic supplies. Shipping is always free, although you'll have to wait a few weeks for packages to reach North America or Europe by air mail.