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This is my new buddy, which I designed and built from scratch. I haven't decided on a name yet.

 

After a couple of weeks and two packs of film, I can report that it is freakin' fantastic to use, but most because it's so ridiculous. It also garners a lot of attention; I've heard passersby murmur "is that a camera???" The viewfinder is easily usable in most conditions (I had some trouble in the darkness of a restaurant), but the folding hood is kind of a joke (hope to improve on that in a future iteration). Parallax has proven to be a minor problem at close focus (~2ft or so) but is very easy to correct. It's an experience to use, I'll say that.

 

Pentax K5, CV 58/1.4

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Taken on September 24, 2012