Why buy a DSLR when you can build your own SLR?

We have seen lots of new cameras including more than a few DSLRs debut recently with PMA 2010 underway. If you want a new camera and don't want to just buy one, you could always build your own SLR like one French geek has. In the end, I will have to say the thing is ugly. It looks like some Russian camera from the 60's.

Still, thinking that someone scratch built the entire camera including the housing is very impressive. Details on exactly how the maker of the camera pulled this off are few and in French, but I am impressed.

[via Make]