This clever photographer fixed his old camera with 3D-printed parts

Camera repaired with 3D-printed parts
(Image credit: Witonosfreestyle)

There's nothing worse than having an old camera that loses bits, pieces, parts or components that are difficult to replace. However, this photographer has come up with a brilliant solution to fixing up his old kit: he simply 3D prints those parts. 

Witono is a self-described "engineer, inventor, designer, animator, adventurer, athlete, photographer, music enthusiast, lens hacker" who repaired his old Olympus OM-D E-M1 – a camera that has been most recently succeeded by the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III and the Olympus OM-1

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.