Vintage Cameras and 3D Printing


Vintage camera collecting and 3D printing go hand in hand, at least in my mind. I have been interested in 3D printing since relatively inexpensive consumer printers entered the market. Replacement parts and custom modifications are not easy to come by. 3D printing allows for these needs to be met cheaply and efficiently.

I currently run a New Matter Mod-T and have previously used products from XYZPrinting. One of the hassles with most printers is print bed calibration, the XYZPrinting Davinci 1.0 was notoriously difficult to get level. With the Mod-T, I sacrificed a bit of build volume for never having to fuss with that again.

All design work is done in Fusion 360, but other software like Sketchup or Solidworks can also be used.

While, in general, these parts do not look exactly like the original, they are good enough to make a camera functional again.

I have designed and printed knobs, gears, film masks, film adapters, spools, and even hand grips.


Certo Super-Dollina focus knob:

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Multiple format film slitter platform:

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828 Spool:


Exakta Grip:



If you have an idea for a 3D-printed part and would like help designing and printing it. Let me know at

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