Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Vintage Camera Night Light

I have a small collection of vintage cameras, which I have lovingly displayed in a corner of my home. I had one camera in particular, a Brownie Hawkeye, that had seen it's better days, but saw saw that the broken flash could be re-purposed into something awesome!

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I had on hand a LCD "tea light" that I bought from the dollar store around Halloween time, and it was just the right size for this project. I armed myself with the latest and greatest tools (a butter knife, and two screw drivers). Then I was all set to turn this old camera and it's flash into some sah-weet mood lighting.

Sorry for the shoddy photos, I did this project on a whim, and took the pics as and afterthought!

Here's how it worked...

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Had to pry this baby open with the butter knife, it took some strength let me tell ya!
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This little piece was already part of the flash housing and fit the rubber part of the LCD light perfectly.
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After the light was in place I assembled all the pieces back together, it all fit like a dream!

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All done.
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The only downside of this piece is that you have to unscrew the back of the flash plate every time you want to turn on & off the light, but it all came together rather easily and I'm super pleased with the end result!

3 comments:

threeblacklabs said...

i didn't know you collected vintage cameras?! i love it. and how totally creative with the flash. fabulous!

Velvet Tangerine said...

what a cute hack!!! i bet it makes your collection look awesome :)

Neesy said...

Thank you! My three year old thinks it's his own personal lantern now, lol!