Camera Porn: The Making of the Leica M9-P

Last week Leica announced that it was launching a a special edition of its M9 with fashion label Hermès. It will cost an wallet-crushing $25,000 and this video helps explain the high cost.

Old-world craftsmanship, attention to detail and of course pure sex appeal are all part of making Leicas. God do I want one!

Cardboard DIY Hasselblad camera

Cardboard Pinhole Hasselblad Camera

Kelly Angood has created a screen-printed corrugated cardboard Hasselblad designed to function as a pinhole camera and accept 120 film. Looks legit!

He has also developed the same pinhole Hasselblad into a downloadable version that can be printed on any home printer and made using just the print-out and a few household items.
The downloadable pinhole takes 35mm film and takes 12-14 images per roll. Fire up your printer and check his website.

 

Worlds Oldest camera

Daguerreotype Giroux worlds oldest camera to auction

The ‘Daguerreotype Giroux’ from 1839. The first commercially-produced camera of the world, that will be sold at the WestLicht Photographica Auction on the 29th of May 2010 in Vienna, Austria. The estimate is 500,000 to 700,000 Euros. The label of the ‘Daguerreotype Giroux’ from 1839 is signed by the inventor Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre to verify its authenticity.

View the auction page here.