If the popularity of apps such as Instagram and PicPlz and Pixlr-o-matic are any indication, recreating the features of analog photos with digital devices is all the rage right now. They’re quick and easy to use, and the results are pretty cool.
However, they’re still just digital photos with digital effects, so if you really want to capture some of the unpredictable nature of film with your pics, you’ll need a camera which shoots film. And if you’re looking to get started on a budget, there’s an affordable way to do so: by building your own camera from a kit.
The Recesky Twin Lens Reflex Camera comes as a DIY kit that can be put together in about an hour. For under $30, you get a 35mm film camera you’ve built yourself, and one that also exudes cool – after all, you don’t see too many people rocking the twin lens format anymore.
Pick up your Twin Lens Reflex kit at ThinkGeek for $29.99.