KDS-POTO2 is a camera designed and produced by myself – with lens from waiwai / shutter plate from Holga.
The overall production time (with drafting and designing) took around 2 months. Here’s how it looks like.
and here’s its features list:
1. swappable lens – waiwai 17mm lens / pinhole lens
2. swappable back – 135 / 120 back
3. bulb / normal shutter mode
4. single frame counter
It is a record of how I made it.
first of all, I keep drawing lots of drafts whether or not i can actually make it
just do the design and technical problem will be solved
initial design 1 – as I’ve did KDS-POTO1 before, I sort of understand the basic design of it,
but when i am designing KDS-POTO2, i have a sense of… wait, i can do a changable back…
so on this draft I started to draw a front shell with knobs + adaptor and back is the core but separtate thing
as I’ve stick up KDS-POTO1 before, for the shutter plate, film distance from the lens are understood alread – so no more testing of focusing problem by semi-transparaent paper…
instead I’ve did some testing on gearwork with spring
and put it practically,
3.AI file design
this is a long long part to do up the design in an AI file
have to consider the thickness, have to be very precise on any part
and as I am using a “sanded” acrylic board… orientation of the design matters !
(else some shiny faces will have to show up on the outer shell – which looks really bad if so !!!)
4.Sticking it up !
5.Putting everything together