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Wylie, Texas, US
2008
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"...it's a lens that makes everything look wierd..."

I saw something online about someone making a fisheye lens out of a camera film canister and a peep hole. I haven't had a film canister in forever so I used a bottle lid. It fit better on my camera anyway.



Instructions

  • How to make a camera lens. Fisheye Lens - Step 1
    Step 1

    Get a cap that's big enough to fit around the lense of your camera.

  • How to make a camera lens. Fisheye Lens - Step 2
    Step 2

    Drill a hole in the middle using a bit that's the same size as the peephole you're going to use. Don't go too big!

  • How to make a camera lens. Fisheye Lens - Step 3
    Step 3

    Clean up the edges with a chisel if you need to.

  • How to make a camera lens. Fisheye Lens - Step 4
    Step 4

    Measure around the inside of your cap and cut out some foam strips to place inside so the cap fits snug on your camera.

  • How to make a camera lens. Fisheye Lens - Step 5
    Step 5

    I didn't glue mine in place or anything, but you definitely could. It might be a good idea at this point to paint the inside of your cap black so it's nice and dark when you look through your camera. I didn't and there's a bit of a blue ring around the edge where the light kinda goes through the plastic.

  • How to make a camera lens. Fisheye Lens - Step 6
    Step 6

    There's a casing that the peephole screws into that you'll need to take off.<BR>Screw your peephole into the cap, but make sure not to go too far in that you touch the lens on your camera.

  • How to make a camera lens. Fisheye Lens - Step 7
    Step 7

    Stick it on your camera, adjust, and that's it.<BR><BR>Here's my hallway...

  • How to make a camera lens. Fisheye Lens - Step 8
    Step 8

    This is the same camera position, but with the fisheye.

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Andri-u-
Andri-u- · Barcelona, Catalonia, ES · 16 projects
Awesome!
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Julia Oreo
Julia Oreo · Bayamón, Bayamón, PR · 6 projects
your cat is cute
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LolliCat
LolliCat · 1 project
I want to try it but I don't know where to buy that peephole..Huhuhu
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Abida A.
Abida A. · 1 project
This is so awesome and it saves me SO much $
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Puk
Puk · Nederland, Colorado, US · 1 project
SWEET!
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brandYlee
brandYlee · Kansas City, Missouri, US · 9 projects
amazing idea!
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Sokje
Sokje · Almere, Flevoland, NL · 8 projects
This is so freaking cool.. =O
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klio
klio · 1 project
that's so cool, I'm definitely going to do this!
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klio
klio · 1 project
that's so cool, I'm definitely going to do this!
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basketofapples
basketofapples · Mt Airy, North Carolina, US · 8 projects
ooooh! i love this! ive been wanting to save up for a fisheye lens but this seems much easier. i just have to do what sookie does. otherwise, awesome! hardware store here i come! Happy
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