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

example: http://tinyurl.com/lyyubv3

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


A screwdriver

A 3D printer



Thats it, no more parts/tools needed :)

<p>Great job</p>
<p>Thank you! :)</p>
<p>It would have helped if you explained what a flare is and shown several examples. All I see is a bright light.</p>
<p>Sorry, I will add a explanation :)</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>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</p><p>And by the way you are a awesome youtuber! I love youre videos!</p>
<p>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?</p>
<p>It adds lens flares :)</p>
<p>Kind of interesting, I suppose, but I cannot help but feel it's a case of massive over engineering. Certainly simply placing an obstruction between the retainer and the ring would work. A cheap diffraction grating, the kind in those goofy glasses you get at science museum gift shops, or a thin glass or clear plastic rod of sorts would be especially interesting and offer natural refraction. I don't quite understand what the point of making a 3D printed part is exactly.</p>
<p>- even a deep score into the existing window should produce a flare.</p>
<p>THANK YOU, JAN!!</p><p>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!!</p><p>so, THANK YOU!!</p><p>BLESSINGS!! :D</p>
<p>Thank you for reading it! :) :) </p>
<p>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?</p>
<p>maybe, but a filter is much more pro looking ;)</p>

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