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Picture of 5 minute fish eye mount for compact cameras
Take sweet wide angle pictures with your camera for under 10 €!

Step 1: You will need:

Picture of You will need:
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A stanley knife

A door viewer from the hardware store (mine was 9 €)

A 8cm piece of squishy insulation tube with a hole diameter of around 1.5cm
(This does not need to be a 100% accurate..)

And your camera of course
 
Geeks1232 years ago
Nice prject bro
zacker2 years ago
Very nice and a great idea, I wonder if theres a place to get a good, tiny fish eye lens with better image quality than a peep hole lens? I have one of those little Key Fob spy cams with a wide lens, not fish eye, just wide but you can buy just the lens on ebay for like $12.00 USD, It may be worth a shot! On the writing stuff, I didnt (lol) need the comma or the re to know what you meant. lol your, you're, youre if you were talking instead of writing, it wouldnt matter one bit.
Phipumate (author)  zacker2 years ago
Hi Zacker! Check out maxhuey's comment below. He found detachable lenses that should work for smaller cameras.
Link: http://dx.com/p/detachable-180-degree-wide-angle-fish-eye-lens-for-cell-phones-and-digital-cameras-red-black-120656?item=6 .
These are not tiny but quite a bit smaller the the instructable.
maxhuey2 years ago
Not knocking but, better result at half the material price: http://dx.com/p/detachable-180-degree-wide-angle-fish-eye-lens-for-cell-phones-and-digital-cameras-red-black-120656?item=6
It's more fun to make it than "to buy" it :D
Yes! most definitely... After you have the "fun" buy that one, it is magnetically put on the lens. I have one and it works extremely well, take off anytime you do not need. by the way I am no way connected to DealExtreme. :-)))
Greetings, DX is a damn great place "Ain't It".
Phipumate (author)  maxhuey2 years ago
Magnets.. had not thought of that.
The attaching point of the aftermarket lens has a magnetic ring. Kit comes with metal washer with self adhesive backing.
Phipumate (author)  Phipumate2 years ago
The tip of my camera lens is plastic. Nooo :)
Most of these aftermarket lens comes with a couple of metal washers that has self adhesive back. You simply stick the washer in the area surrounding the lens, then the lens will attach to the washer magnetically. Easily remove when not needed.
denewf2 years ago
Great!!
Sparks a few more ideas, underwater webcams?
I guess I must be posting too early. No knockers as yet.
Right. The ones that knock an effort but don't post there own.
Great thinking.
Beekeeper2 years ago
Very interesting. I recently joined a photo club and will have to try this and then show the resulting pics to my fellow club members. Incidentally, when you say "you are done" and you abbreviate the "you are" it should be "you're" not 'your". I see this error so frequently these days and wonder if it is intentional or the result of a poor school system.
belsey2 years ago
I live this kind of simple (and genius) idea -- now I just need to figure out how to rig a door viewer to a phone camera.... sugru might do the trick though of course it has to be removable.... anyway, very inspiring instructable!
belsey belsey2 years ago
I meant to say "love" not "live" but some glitch is preventing me from deleting my comment and fixing it....