Nowadays, taking photos with smart phones and apps is deemed as photography. Now that even digital cameras are being taken over by smart phones, have analog film cameras become something from the Stone Age?
If that is the case, why not go completely against the trend and make the ultimate analog camera? We're announcing the release of a "DIY 35mm Camera", also known as "LAST CAMERA" a pretty reckless camera that functions only when you put it together yourself.
Being a DIY camera, I'm sure that there are already people out there who can hardly wait to build one. "Let me show you what I've got," you might say. On the other hand, if you're one of those people who think "Why bother?" I suggest you read the following convincing arguments.
It's your camera; you can customize its looks however you want to. Color it, stick things on it, make your unique camera. You can add different functions, and you're free to make it however eccentric (even sexy) you want to. Some might think it's too much work. They might not care about customization or individuality, and might just want to take photos with it. No worries, we've designed the camera so it looks great, free of decorations.
The package includes two camera back doors. One is aimed for a light leak effect on the photos. Depending on your creativity, you can set up various stages of "light leaks", a mysterious effect often caused by film cameras. Try out some bold modifications that are only possible due to its DIY quality, and you'll discover an even more delightful world.
The world's first DIY camera with interchangeable lenses: 22mm and 45mm. Great colors and a sense of openness is what the wide 22mm camera produces. The 45mm lens is a standard size lens with a perspective close to the one we have. It creates a dreamy and soft image unique to the plastic lens. Also available is a bulb mode.
Additional parts are available for sale, so for example if you want to change the design, make more modifications, or need replacements for lost or damaged parts, it's super easy. Buy an extra lens, for example, and sand it to reproduce that imagery of an antique camera. This is a camera that has growing possibilities even after it's put together and completed.
Don't worry, anybody can make it, if they read the instructions. Even if you're the extremely careful and committed type, it will take you a maximum of three to four hours..
［ LAST CAMERA ］
on sale this October
If you're a girl, and happen to have a boyfriend, sweetly ask him to build it for you! If you have a husband, just force him to build it. If you're a man and can't find anyone to put it together for you, find a kid who likes to build plastic models, or take it to a workshop run by "Mokei Factory," where you can build one with some help from their instructors.（For more information click here.）
I have never properly built a model in my life. Moreover, I have never even tried to make a work of art. Then why a DIY camera, you ask? The answer is simple. Yes, I've never made one, but I've always had the curiosity to try it. Then why not make something that others can build, too? And why not allow it to be anything you want it to be - an object for decoration, a work of art, or just your everyday camera? This is my idea behind the "LAST CAMERA."
There is no right answer for this camera. You can decide on everything – its purpose, even it's personality. The reason why we've prepared everything from two camera back doors (one of which has the "light leak" function), interchangeable lenses, a detachable front cover, and additional parts available for sale is so you can freely modify and open up its possibilities. So go play!
Cameras are always fundamentally incomplete. If a photographer does not take photos, the camera isn't anything. The camera is only a pathway, not a destination or a goal. With this camera, there's one more goal to achieve: to actually "make" path. How are you going to do it? And how and what will you capture? It would make us happy if you could enjoy exploring between this "making" and "taking."
DIY 35mm Camera development team