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    Re: Printable compact large format camera system

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    Re: Printable compact large format camera system

    what does 3d printing this provide over machining the aparatus, seems like a box with a lens board to me =)
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    Re: Printable compact large format camera system

    Quote Originally Posted by stawastawa View Post
    what does 3d printing this provide over machining the aparatus, seems like a box with a lens board to me =)
    Fair question best answered by the original poster. And yes, it is a box with a lens board and a back.

    3d printing requires less investment than, e.g., injection molding and less machining/assembly than starting from, say, ABS sheet. In any case, the OP is the one making the investment and doing the work. If he succeeds commercially, fine, wonderful, if not it was an interesting exercise from which the rest of us might learn something useful.

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    Re: Printable compact large format camera system

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Moe View Post
    I can't see it as coming in any cheaper than a Wanderlust.

    If we bought a file and printed locally, I am sure that would be more than the $100 we KSer's paid and likely exceed the current price of $150.
    my public library lets the general public use their 3d printers. it costs like pennies / gram ( just materials cost )
    to give an example of price ... a smartphone case printed ... cost 30

    if you buy and use your own materials its FREE ...

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    Re: Printable compact large format camera system

    I think another advantage of 3-d printing is that changes to the design may be made with a faster turnaround time over injection molding or machining. For example, a lens cone for a odd focal length could be made for a customer as a one-off.
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