New Gear: Build Your Own 35mm Camera With The Superheadz Last Camera

This $50 kit will have you constructing your own plastic 35mm camera, complete with interchangeable lenses

Japanese company Superheadz released a new product late in October — a 35mm camera that you construct yourself from a plastic kit. Dubbed “The Last Camera“, it’ll do everything you ever wanted from a Lomo camera, but you build it yourself.

At its base, The Last Camera is an incredibly simple 35mm toy camera, but with a few interesting additions. Like many toy cameras, the plastic lens, the viewfinder, and the propensity for light leaks lend it a certain amount of charm. Superheadz have upped that factor by designing a special camera back that allows you to flip a switch and intentionally allow in light leaks. It also features interchangeable 25mm and 45mm lenses.

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Superheadz is selling them direct from Japan from their website, but you can also grab the camera off Amazon for around $50. If you want to significantly tweak the design, you can even buy individual parts — Superheadz suggests sanding down an extra lens to get an even softer effect.

This is hardly the first build your own camera kit on the market. There’s the famous Recesky/Gakkenflex TLR plastic camera, which has some of the most poorly translated instructions the world have ever seen. You could also always buy a cardboard pinhole camera, if that takes your fancy.

Don’t worry if you’re not too mechanically inclined, Superheadz promises the construction won’t take more than three or four hours.

[via ePhotoZine]