The Recesky DIY Twin Lens Reflex (TLR) Camera is a beautiful DIY (Do-It-Yourself) camera that represents everything that is lomo. We absolutely love the idea of a camera that not only takes great photos, but is also one that you get to build yourself!
The Recesky DIY TLR camera comes with all the necessary parts in a neatly packaged box along with English instructions. Going through the process of assembling the camera is not only a joy in itself, but allows you to ultimately understand the exact function that every part ultimately plays in order to capture a photo - it truly is an amazing experience!
The TLR stands for Twin Lens Reflex. There are two lenses - one for capturing the photo onto film, and the other that acts as as a viewfinder for framing the photo. The main advantage of this is that you can compose your shots from waist height!
The Recesky is sometimes called the Gakkenflex clone, fake Gakkenflex or even Fakkenflex. The kits are almost entirely similar (even the instruction manuals!), however there are two notable differences: 1. The Recesky is slightly wider and 2. The Recesky allows you to focus.
The first point is not so important, as it's not really that wide in the first place (the base measures about 6.3cm), however the second point does place the Recesky at an advantage in that you no longer have to guess how far to focus the lens.
Note: A standard small sized philips (cross shaped) screw driver is required to screw in the screws is not provide