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Coke Fisheye Lens.

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I was planning a trip to Paris so I HAD to have a wide angle lens for the awesome buildings over there. It needed to look cool as well (you know, Paris...). This Instructable will show you how to do both. Be sure to check out some pictures at the end of this slideshow.

Much of the credits of this I'ble goes to Patholio. I have just made a different lens support (closer to the body of the camera) and added a personal touch.

The front assembly of an ordinary 50 mm lens is used to hold the "fisheye" element of a 28-80 mm lens. Further, a piece of PVC rain gutter was cut and shaped to support the lens and to connect it to the body of the camera.
Finally, cosmetics came with a can of Coke (however Red Bull, Smirnoff and many other brands provide cool and colorful lens covers to customize your camera).


redpepper23711 months ago
It's a perfect creation
iamahuman2 years ago
Great! I definitively have to do this. How can I be sure that the lens I buy will fit into a coke can though? Also, you said you live in a "metric country", so what size is the can? I know that European coke cans are smaller than the ones in the US.
bertus52x11 (author)  iamahuman2 years ago
You will never know in advance since the element you will be using varies from type to type. The element in a 35-70 mm lens differs from 28-80.
I have used a Coke can that had a diameter of approx. 5 cm.
Okay, thanks. I purchased an old lens from eBay, so I guess I can only hope that this works.
9ale73 years ago
really amazing ;)
but what screw did you use??to attach the adapter with the lens?
bertus52x11 (author)  9ale73 years ago
Thanks!
It's a standard 1/4 inch screw. If you live in a "metric" country like me, they can be hard to get...
onrust3 years ago
I have sent this to 4 people.......this is so getting used. Merci homme!
bertus52x11 (author)  onrust3 years ago
Thanks! Let me know if you have any questions, because looking at it now, I realise that it's a fairly short slideshow (nothing there about cutting the Coke can). BTW, there are lots of other cool cans out there to match your mood or camera: red bull, bacardi, pepsi, smirnoff just to nam a few. The cans have all the same sizes. Encourage your friends to post pictures, slideshows or Instructables when they're done.
It may not be the way we are "told to do it" BUT its straight forward, great photos, and if your even going to try this........ I bet you can cut a can! You get a thumbs up from me, Thanks again.
RedMeanie4 years ago
Brilliant! You have got to be kidding me! I'm like the biggest Coke Addict on the Planet! Coke as in Coca Cola anyways......That didn't sound right?

I have a Rebel xti I wish I could do this but my lenses are to big. :(
If you ever need any Cans I drink about a case a day....And a Kidney stone about twice a year....."Have A Coke and a Smile.....When the Morphine kicks in at the Emergency Room" 
bertus52x11 (author)  RedMeanie4 years ago
No, you got to be kidding me!
I know a guy in Housten who recently bought a xti, I thought he was pulling my leg under a false name (I checked, unless he's pulling another one off). What are the chances do you think?
Anyway, go easy on the Coke!
I am in Houston, and I do have a Canon Rebel xTi but Ive had it about 2 1/2 years now, maybe longer.....Small world!! My name is Lee by the way.

bertus52x11 (author)  RedMeanie4 years ago
If you really drink a case of Coke a day, you should collect them and make a large Instructable of some kind, between two Kidney surgeries that is. No one else can!
I don't know what yet, but I have a feeling it has a lot of potential. Why not look at the Coffee Cup Challenge and see if you get any ideas? The lamp looks cool! It only requires like 150 cans (is that one week?).
If I get any ideas I would be happy to share them with you or collaborate on an Instructable (simply because I don't drink as much Coke).
I recycle them now....But I will start saving them if I can come up with a use for them. Right now the only benefit is the Coke Points....Ive already gotten a free subscription for life to Popular Mechanics and Science....Plus I got a Interview with Justin Beiber!!! LOL<<<<Joke
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just to toss an idea in here.........or some food for thought...........
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bertus52x11 (author)  onrust3 years ago
Make it official and post an I'ble! It's cool.
bertus52x11 (author)  RedMeanie4 years ago
I have an idea or two if you're interested (and it might win you a prize too).
Sure.....I am working on a couple of solar panels right now, but I should be done within the next week.  You can send me an email or a pm or you can just post it  here. Im game for anything interesting!
bertus52x11 (author)  RedMeanie4 years ago
I have sent a mail...
Ninzerbean4 years ago
Brilliant! Did anyone on the street ask you about it?
bertus52x11 (author)  Ninzerbean4 years ago
No, but I got some strange looks...