I'm really enjoying converting my film cameras from their boring original leatherette to new wood veneer if you haven't noticed. This time around it's my Canon AE-1 that has received a makeover with Mahogany Veneer with a dark stain. The AE-1 is a great, entry-level film SLR to get started with. It has auto-focus and is … Continue reading Have you ever seen a wood-veneer Canon AE-1
Surprise, surprise. I decided to veneer my first rangefinder, my Canon Canonet 28 which I featured yesterday with a roll of film, and I took a different turn with it this time. I went with a dark stain this time instead of a clear coat, that highlights the natural colors, and I think it worked … Continue reading Canon Canonet 28 – Mahogany Veneer
I really enjoyed converting the Minolta Rangefinder from a leather to wood veneer cover so I decided to buy another cheap rangefinder and give it another go. This week's custom camera is a Ricoh 500G produced in the early 1970's with a f2.8 Rikenon lens and even has an 8 second self-timer. You can find … Continue reading Ricoh 500G – Custom Veneer #2!