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!
Because of the 3D printing we need only one extra part. Total costs about: 3$
A filter in the size of your lens, mine is 58mm
A few 3D printing parts (later in this project)
A 3D printer
Thats it, no more parts/tools needed :)
Step 2: The Case!
Now we need to make the case of the filter. The easiest way and the way we will do it is, to get a case of another filter which we dont need, or which is useless. Now it is importand, that we get a case, what is openable. You can see that is it openable if it has 2 small notches on it frontside. Otherwise it may is glued, what means it is not useable for us.
Remember to get a case what fit onto your lens!
Step 3: Open Case
Now he have to open our filter case, for this we use a small screwdriver.Put him into a notch and try to turn it left! Pay attention, we dont want to break the case...
If it doesnt work try the other notch!
After one or two turns it should be openable by hands, try that, it is much more easier!
Step 4: Remove the old filter!
After we opened it we have to remove the old filter. normally it should fall out when you turn it, if not, just pop it out! As we dont need the old filter anymore, you can destroy it. We only need the case.