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Hi,

in this project i want to show you how you can build yourself a "Lens-Flare-Filter" for your DSLR or Digitalcamera! With the filter you can easy create a cinnematic look on your pictures and Videos, wthout spending much money on expensive programs! We will use a few 3D printed parts, theese can be replaced with parts created in a cnc mill or by selfmade parts, but i will present you the 3D printed version i made.

So lets get started! :)

Step 1: Parts and tools!

Picture of Parts and tools!

Because of the 3D printing we need only one extra part. Total costs about: 3$

Parts:

A filter in the size of your lens, mine is 58mm

example: http://tinyurl.com/lyyubv3


A few 3D printing parts (later in this project)

Tools:

A screwdriver

A 3D printer

Software:

OpenSCAD

Thats it, no more parts/tools needed :)

 

Great job

Jan_Henrik (author)  3D Printing Forum1 year ago

Thank you! :)

cyberdove1 year ago

It would have helped if you explained what a flare is and shown several examples. All I see is a bright light.

Jan_Henrik (author)  cyberdove1 year ago

Sorry, I will add a explanation :)

You did a nice job, but you could have got the same effect just by scratching a few marks in the glass of the original filters. No need for a 3D printer, just a pen knife.

Jan_Henrik (author)  NightHawkInLight1 year ago

I printed it beacuse i wanted to try it with different sizes... The tricks with the original filter and the scratch or with a fishing line are awesome, but i wanted to try something new... :P

And by the way you are a awesome youtuber! I love youre videos!

I have no idea whats going on. Is the goal to create a glowing white spot in the photo??? Could I see more images of this effect?

Jan_Henrik (author)  william13701 year ago

It adds lens flares :)

phreec1 year ago

THANK YOU, JAN!!

i am not a photographer, but i came to see this because i was curious about the pic in my email newsletter...that filter across the lens made no sense to me, lol!! i particularly appreciate that at the end, you explained what this particular item is used for, and what effect will result...so many submitters just assume that the people reading the instructables are already knowledgeable, and forget those of us who -need- the clues, lol!!

so, THANK YOU!!

BLESSINGS!! :D

Jan_Henrik (author)  phreec1 year ago

Thank you for reading it! :) :)

I guess you could achieve the exact same effect just by wrapping an elastic band around the camera and across the front of the lens?

Jan_Henrik (author)  TheArduinoGuy1 year ago

maybe, but a filter is much more pro looking ;)