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DIY Binocular Hack for Digital Camera

video 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
massens4 years ago
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 massens4 years ago
Try fixing the binocular lens to a spare lens hood.
Then it will simply screw on or off easy.
pennsteve4 years ago
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!

http://www.instructables.com/id/Aiptek-video-camera-zoom-lens-modification/
Kye374 years ago
great Idea I'll give it a go, thanks for the instructable.
skinwalker5 years ago
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
mikedoth6 years ago
Would this work for distanced photography? I'm not sure if i'm using the right terms.
spyder2021 (author)  mikedoth6 years ago
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.
i want that too!!! i have a telscope but i dont know how to modify it to act as a len of camera
that would be great, hope you do, and really nice tut. : )
alexlopes6 years ago
Simplemente FANTÁSTICO!!!! Parabéns!!!
Very Simple to make...Nice Work!
theRIAA6 years ago
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!
Me likes! Nice job, I hope I can do this soon when I get some more PVC. +5/5 stars.
valveman6 years ago
I like it Thank you :O)
spyder2021 (author) 6 years ago
When I made the video I did not realize it was done before with binoculars.
awoodcarver6 years ago
This has been done before on this site but it is always good to see it done a different way ......Nice job
Mikie-z6 years ago
This isnt a "Hack" its more of an upgrade or a ghetto lense
agdollison6 years ago
cool