Quite often when I’m on an assignment I get the comment” “That’s a really big camera!” It usually happens when I’m shooting a sports event and I have a long telephoto lens on the camera. People are often impressed with the size of things, thinking that bigger is better. Well, apparently Yage Yang of Taipei, Taiwan thinks so too. He spent about a year crafting an exacting replica of a Nikon D800 DSLR camera out of Styrofoam. What’s most eye catching is that it’s about 5 times larger than the real thing. The detail is incredible. It comes with the optional “battery pack” and the LCD control panel at the top of the camera actually lights up. It even comes with a scale replica of a Nikkor 14-24mm lens and a box that looks like it could be sitting on the shelf of any camera store (if that store was scaled up for giants, that is).
Yang has posted lots of photos of the camera’s construction on his Facebook page. As real as the camera looks it’s non-functioning. Maybe his next project is to make one that actually works?