6 Ways to Mod Your Camera
Whether a pro or a novice shooter, there’s no disputing we love our kit. But even the best cameras on the market can be improved. Photographers love using Sugru to make subtle modifications to their equipment, which ultimately enhances their technique. As a soft-touch mouldable silicone, it’s perfect for customising, improving and protecting precious tech. Sugru sticks to most materials, then it sets strong by turning into a durable, flexible rubber that is ergonomically responsive, protective, and mighty grippy.
Technology Is Smart, But You’re Smarter. 🦉
Here are just some of the ways you can cleverly mod your camera kit with Sugru.
1. Create ergonomic grips 🖐
2. Make custom mounts 🏗
3. Improve control buttons 🕹
4. Bespoke focus rings 🔅
5. Protect Precious Kit 💎
However much you look after expensive tech, there’s always a risk of losing vital components and accessories. Sugru is great for keeping lens caps to hand or making protective silicone cushions for the camera body. And even if you do drop it, Sugru’s shock-resistant properties could save it from serious damage.
6. Revive Classic Gear 📦
Photography stories from our community 📖
Fix for technique
New York-based photographer, filmmaker, animator and heroine of ours, Amanda Lynn Kim, shares some fun ways she uses Sugru to enhance or fix her photo gear.
1-2: Created a custom grip for my camera body 📷
3: It adheres to fabric, so why not customize my camera strap 💕
4: Made two simple spirals that bounce back, allowing me to keep all my @lomography aperture plates together while also being able to take them out quickly to use! 🙌
5. Excuse my fingers but this lens cap has never stopped falling off since I added a UV filter. Used an old hair tie with Sugru to make a holder."
Fix for posterity
Yura wanted to fix her beloved vintage tripod that belonged to her grandfather. The feet on the legs had broken, so she repaired them with Sugru. It was quite a tricky fix, but mouldable glue was exactly the right solution. After 24 hours, when she discovered it had worked, her reaction is absolutely priceless (at 4:30)!