Lomography throws some light on the picture, adds a flash to its Konstruktor DIY SLR kit
posted Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 2:45 PM EST
We've mentioned Lomography's do-it-yourself Konstruktor SLR kit a couple of times on this news page. It's a clever little kit that serves as much to inform you about the workings of an SLR as it does to shoot pictures, but it's always had something of a flaw. Unlike most retail SLRs, the Konstruktor lacked support for flash photography.
If you've been considering picking up a Konstruktor kit yourself, but put it off because it was available-light only, now's the time to change your mind. A new version of the kit is here, and the Lomography Konstruktor F adds a PC sync socket for flash photography. Still reasonably priced at just US$40, the Konstruktor F kit is also compatible with the Konstruktor Flash Accessory Kit, a $20 addon which provides both a flash bracket and two cables -- one offering up a standard hot shoe, and the other compatible with the Fritz the Blitz (US$35) or Fritz the Blitz 2.0 (US$70) flash strobes.
Better still, you can purchase a bundle that includes the Lomography Konstruktor F, Flash Accessory Kit and Fritz the Blitz 2.0 strobe for just a touch over US$110, quite a savings over separate purchases. Then just supply the film, spend a little while assembling everything, and you can unleash your inner strobist with an SLR camera of your own construction!