Star Wars “ inspired” binoculars

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Kwc271

Active Member
Hello everyone!
I was looking through eBay recently and saw a lot of vintage inexpensive cameras and thought that some of them might make good Star Wars universe type binoculars. Has anyone here tried doing this? Not the cannon versions, but versions that look like they would belong in that “Galaxy far far away”. If so,I would sure like to see them as I’m thinking of doing it myself. Btw, if this has been discussed in another thread I apologize.

Kevin
 

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Shingouki28

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Here's mine. :) I still want to add a small shielding visor above the eyepieces
 

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Kwc271

Active Member
I’m planning on it definitely! I see some good candidates on eBay and I can get an assortment of greeblies at work. ( I work as a maintenance tech );)
 

emeluis

New Member
Hi! I've made a pair of custom macrobinoculars using old cameras. You can see them here:
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I hope you like them and inspire you. Greetings!!
 

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Collektor

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When I set out to do my Luke macros, I wound up picking up a few other cameras as backups in case I couldn't find the right parts. a long story short in the process of building one set of macros I wound up with one set of screen accurate and two 'in universes ones. Which I don't really mind. One of the Eumigs wound up with a really well aged leather wrist strap screwed to the side which I think really added to the look.
 
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Ash

Sr Member
I'm curious if a digital camera could be disassembled and the camera lens installed in one of the retro lenses in the front and then wired to the display and fitted onto the rear section so the binocs would have actual zoom in and zoom out capabilities.
 

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jocha

New Member
Yes, someone in this forum did it with Lukes ANH Binoculars. Can't remember who it was and i can't find the the thread...
 

woodywaverider

Active Member
Just scored a b&h sportster IV, on the bay for a reasonable price. I was thinking of using a cheap 3v led backlight module like this:

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with a printed transparency of a screen shot of the view from the film, in the viewfinder side

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