Introduction: DIY Binocular Hack for Digital Camera

How to create a magnifying lens for your digital camera with this howto. Very easy and simple. note: it will help if your camera has a focus button. And get the lens as... More» close to the camera lens as possible


massens (author)2010-03-19

I think this is a great way to do closeups.
I do have one problem with the rubber band method of securing the lens.
It puts undue strain on your focus and zoom gears. We need a better method that secures the lens to the front and not the body.
Any ideas?

Silence (author)massens2010-05-13

Try fixing the binocular lens to a spare lens hood.
Then it will simply screw on or off easy.

pennsteve (author)2010-01-02

If you have one of those crappy aiptek video cameras like I have, you can use a simmons monocular (they fit together perfectly!) and make a zoom lens. 

This is a video of me zooming with just the camera, and then after putting the monocular on it.  I was surprised twice.  Surprised that the rubber eyepiece was an exact fit for my camera, and surprised that I could actually zoom with it!

Kye37 (author)2009-12-29

great Idea I'll give it a go, thanks for the instructable.

skinwalker (author)2009-06-02

Try using both big lenses ..instead of ()= make ()=()= attachment. I use this for taking super close ups to I.D. bugs in my garden and to see the color of trichomes. its a ghetto way of taking high times centerfold quality close ups

mikedoth (author)2008-09-02

Would this work for distanced photography? I'm not sure if i'm using the right terms.

spyder2021 (author)mikedoth2008-09-02

well if you are looking for something like that, I might be able to make one up. And post a tutorial if you wish , let me know.

atwoodx (author)spyder20212009-06-01

i want that too!!! i have a telscope but i dont know how to modify it to act as a len of camera

9ale7 (author)spyder20212009-05-27

that would be great, hope you do, and really nice tut. : )

alexlopes (author)2008-11-02

Simplemente FANTÁSTICO!!!! Parabéns!!!

rulerofthefreeworld (author)2008-08-23

Very Simple to make...Nice Work!

theRIAA (author)2008-08-04

thank for the idea. I made one out of my binocular, but i was looking through my camera's viewfinder and tripped down the stair and broke my pair of glass, and ripped my jean. no worry. congratulation on your result!

GorillazMiko (author)2008-06-01

Me likes! Nice job, I hope I can do this soon when I get some more PVC. +5/5 stars.

valveman (author)2008-05-30

I like it Thank you :O)

spyder2021 (author)2008-05-29

When I made the video I did not realize it was done before with binoculars.

awoodcarver (author)2008-05-29

This has been done before on this site but it is always good to see it done a different way ......Nice job

Mikie-z (author)2008-05-28

This isnt a "Hack" its more of an upgrade or a ghetto lense

agdollison (author)2008-05-28


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