Camera – light – action…

August 30, 2011 66 Comments by Kirsty

It’s been a fair while since I declared something “the best thing I’ve ever made”.

Not since the lawn chair has their been such making excitement.

I’ve been constructing this in my head for a few weeks but I had to wait for the op shop gods to come up with the goods so that I could actually make it.

I like the versatility…


novelty


desk


floor lamp

There’s still a little bit of work to do to make it absolutely perfect but I’m super chuffed with the “first draft”.

Just as a PS… this was constructed while we were away with the extended family. They all stared at me blankly when I showed them the finished piece. I naturally couldn’t fathom the total lack of excitement and sighed & said “& this is why I have a blog”.

*****IMPORTANT*****

There is a how to (of sorts) available here.

58 Comments

  1. Serena
    3 years ago

    It’s amazing, absolutely amazing.

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    • Diane Janczak
      3 years ago

      Where is the cord? How bright is the bulb?

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      • Kirsty
        3 years ago

        The cord comes out the back of the camera & the bulb in this one is 15watt.

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  2. jennie
    3 years ago

    Oh my.
    Absolutely brilliant Kirsty!!!

    (and i just don’t get how they didn’t get how brilliant this is!)

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  3. Kitty
    3 years ago

    Ha! That is fantastic.
    How could you not think it to be?
    I love it & I also love the little collection you’ve got going there.
    Have a happy day.

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  4. CurlyPops
    3 years ago

    OMG Kirsty, you were right. You have completely and utterly outdone yourself this time. BRILLIANT!

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  5. Christie
    3 years ago

    This is AWESOME…. & yes, this is why you have a blog!

    Nice work crafty lady

    xxx

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  6. katiecrackernuts
    3 years ago

    I’m amazed. I had to scroll up and down checking out the pics to make sure what I was seeing is what I thought I was seeing. You are pure brilliance and I AM excited.

    I do get the family v blog thing though. It stops short at me telling the children not to eat until I’ve finished photographing.

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    • Dave
      3 years ago

      Nice conversion!
      Did you mount a lamp (say a halogen PAR in an empty lens barrel?
      Or put a lamp in the focal plane?
      Either way, its brilliant…

      @katiecrackernuts – A Charles de Lint fan are we?

      Dave

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  7. lauren
    3 years ago

    oh my gosh that is fantastic – brilliant idea and execution!

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  8. lamina @ do a bit
    3 years ago

    You have every reason to be excited…WOW… LOVE it!

    I get the same sort of enthusiasm from my family too… double sigh!!! Hooray for blogs! :)

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  9. kirsten
    3 years ago

    oh i did laugh when i pictured your eager face proudly displaying your fabulous creation and the sounds of cicadas breaking the deafening silence. and only because i can so relate! hehehe. ‘normal’ people just don’t get it!! hooray for blogging, i say. and super clever you.

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  10. Leanne
    3 years ago

    OMG this is amazing.
    You are such a talented lady
    x

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  11. Tania
    3 years ago

    Mate. You have completely and entirely OUTDONE yourself. And this is saying stuff, because I just spent five minutes of down time basking in a lawn chair. Bask in that glow, bask in that glow! x

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  12. Allison
    3 years ago

    Holy smokes, you’re a genius…..

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  13. gretchen/juneatnoon
    3 years ago

    Very cool, and very clever, as usual.

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  14. Carolyn
    3 years ago

    This is probably the best thing I’ve seen on the interwebs all day! Absolutely fantastic!!

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  15. Donnell
    3 years ago

    Cool.

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  16. Pétra (Creative Mom)
    3 years ago

    So cool!! You should be patting yourself on the back!

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  17. Michelle
    3 years ago

    The lawn chair was amazing but that is truly the coolest thing I have ever seen!

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  18. kellie
    3 years ago

    oh i love it, that’s amazing Kirsty, you are a genius {not to mention I love the vintage cameras in use and in shot!}

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  19. Jo
    3 years ago

    Oh! Love, love, love, love, LOVE… Your vision astounds me as always, absolute genius. Did I mention LOVE!!! May have to get the hubby to make me one…

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  20. Jackie
    3 years ago

    Its wonderful! You could even use it outside of a summer’s evening whilst sitting in the lawn chair…

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  21. meg
    3 years ago

    holy crap are you kidding! this is unreal!

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  22. Kate
    3 years ago

    You are a genius x

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  23. Tania
    3 years ago

    Me again. I just showed this to my Mr. His face lit up like a camera light as he exclaimed “OH! THAT IS A LOVELY ONE!”

    Clever chook.

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  24. Nic @ Yardage Design
    3 years ago

    That is an excellent idea, made very cleverly ~ I’m fascinated to know how you got a bulb in there!

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  25. Nova
    3 years ago

    too clever! just brilliant, love it.

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  26. Tammi
    3 years ago

    Wow…that is brilliant…you are very clever!

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  27. mother of purl
    3 years ago

    Oh wowzers this is brilliant! I love your PS- my family would have been exactly the same!

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  28. Lara
    3 years ago

    Wonderful! Thank goodness that you do have a blog because you can see how many people LOVE this! Another kootoyoo triumph.

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  29. trace
    3 years ago

    awesome, I love it, I want one for my bestie, who loves photography

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  30. Veronica Lane
    3 years ago

    Blow me away and knock my socks off – that is rockin ! You are indeed a blog star and a rock star. A true inspiration.

    Reply

  31. renaisydaisy
    3 years ago

    Impressive, very very impressive

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  32. jodie
    3 years ago

    wow wow wow. freaking sensational!

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  33. Cat
    3 years ago

    Wow, it is amazing! You have out done yourself.
    Your extended family not getting it made me chuckle, I get that too :)

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  34. Posie Patchwork
    3 years ago

    DAMN you are clever. This is right up there with that massive crochet rug, oh, nice combination together, non?? Love Posie

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  35. cath @chunkychooky
    3 years ago

    this is so good! I reckon its one of your best too! love it !

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  36. small catalogue
    3 years ago

    Love it! So so clever and cool. Completely awesome!

    Reply

  37. Tammy
    3 years ago

    EeeK! What an awesome idea! You are one clever chicadee! I love it!

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  38. wendy @ the textured leaf
    3 years ago

    I just popped in to say hello and had a
    ‘would you look at that’!! moment.
    i too had to scroll up and down to make sure my eyes didnt decieve me.
    Im not amazed as its just the sort of brilliance (pun intent) we should expect from you!

    ps family shmamily

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  39. Kylie
    3 years ago

    This is just fabulous! I couldn’t open your page the other day so super pleased I can see this now – it’s AMAZING! :) Kx

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  40. Anna
    3 years ago

    This is totally cool! I love it, I want to rip in to my Dad’s old camera immediately and give it ago (only I know nothing about doing this kind of thing).

    Really cool though!

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  41. Jesyka
    3 years ago

    AH! This is AMAZING! <3 I can also think of a million uses for this.

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  42. sebseballade
    3 years ago

    Mortel ! Vraiment trop de la balle J’en veux une !!!

    Means : AWESOME ! (kind of !) I want one !

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  43. joe
    3 years ago

    Muy Muy Bien!!!! Brilliant! Plain, simple, and raw. Congrats on your project.

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  44. Alisa
    3 years ago

    *Wild Applause*

    Wow! Wow! Wow! That’s Fabulous Kirsty!
    You are an inventor in the full romantic sense. x

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  45. Avaviel
    3 years ago

    Wouldn’t it be ‘take apart camera and lens, insert lamp, and run wires’ for the instructions?

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  46. Guitar Builder
    3 years ago

    What a great idea!

    Reply

  47. KCC
    3 years ago

    Wow! Love this so much!!!

    Reply

  48. Eugene
    3 years ago

    Finally! A use for an old dead Miranda dx-3 that no one will even bid on eBay! Looking forward to the tutorial!

    Reply

  49. heather
    3 years ago

    I WANT TO BUY ONE OF THESE>>>START SELLING THEM..and let me know where I can buy oner !!!

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  50. chunghale
    3 years ago

    Very simple and wonderful.

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  51. Andrew Sible
    3 years ago

    This is awesome! I have a few cameras I was going to sell for pennies rather than work on…I think I’m going to have to do this!!

    Great work. :)

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  52. Alison Lang
    3 years ago

    Amazing! I just saved an old Brownie that my grandparents loved – loved the use right out of it. This would be a perfect use for it!

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  53. David Boring
    3 years ago

    Very cool! You’ve inspired me. I just ordered a broken Nikon film body from eBay, and I’m hunting for a broken F-mount lens. I’m using a very bright, 1 watt Cree LED and voltage regulator from a small head lamp, powered by 3 AAA batteries. I may add a jack for a wall transformer as well. I’ll be using the shutter release button as the ON/OFF switch.

    For now, I’m watching my mailbox, waiting for parts to arrive…

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  54. anton337
    3 years ago

    Wow,~truly a pretty cool idea!!
    nice one
    i’m going to make one

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  55. Richard H
    3 years ago

    Seems I am not the only handy person with the old cameras. 12 volt LED circuit boards make things a bit safer when building one of these and you do not technically breach safety standards. A good job through……Richard.

    Reply

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