Wide-Angle and Fish-Eye Camera Lens Adptor for $5

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Introduction: Wide-Angle and Fish-Eye Camera Lens Adptor for $5

How to build a lens adaptor for your camera for about $5-10. This adaptor allows you to get wide angle shots up to 200 degrees field of view and take funny fish-eye effect photos. Uses only commonly availible materials. The entire process and example photos are shown in the video.

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    Anykey
    Anykey

    9 years ago on Introduction

    when you said you've glued it , you've sprayed adhesive it ? or super glue ?

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    Anykey
    Anykey

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I mean , for the thing you have to put on the lens in the pipe

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    KovuKora
    KovuKora

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Wow, sweet! I'm totally gonna make this for my own camera!

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    sjoobbani
    sjoobbani

    11 years ago on Introduction

    I have trouble with 2 things:
    focus

    Lighting.

    Focus: i tried on landscape, i tried autofocus, and I tried macro. what to do? still blurry, i understand the edge's could be blurry, but the whole thing?

    Lighting: everything seems a darker, and flash ruins things even more. tried different exposures, brightness... only thing to do, is use the Nightvision mode on the camera, from my 'ible : and that makes everything green, so...
    please help.

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    PetervG
    PetervG

    13 years ago on Introduction

    Great instructions on this! I have one of those things, and It's hard to just hold it on my camera, so maybe I'll do this. Too bad it wouldn't work for my D40.

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    purplemutant
    purplemutant

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    You can always try making a mount for your D40. I have a D50 and it would be awesome to use a peep hole. I have thought ways to mount a peep hole on a DSLR. My thought was to use a lens cap and mount the peep hole to that. I think  the  setup in this instructable could be adapted to that. Just drill a hole in the lens cap big enough for the PVC pipe. Then glue the pipe in the hole. Of course you want to be extra careful that the pipe wont touch your lens and scratch it. I should try it out and make an instructable.

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    turbogunz
    turbogunz

    12 years ago on Introduction

    ummm what's the diameter of the pipe.. or does it depend on the thickness of the camera lens.. hm.. but then that would make it a bit less simple having to find those measurements and stuff.. hm.. aweeeeeesome idea though! just what i'm looking for

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    shoemaker
    shoemaker

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Right, you kind of need to start with the diameter of your camera lens. In this instructabel I used 3/4 inch. Other cameras may vary.

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    turbogunz
    turbogunz

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    yeah.. sorry i was being dumb thanks man, this instructable rules

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    SpiroExDeus
    SpiroExDeus

    12 years ago on Introduction

    Hm. Why does this have a totally unrelated (although interesting) video about making a mini motor with it?

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    shoemaker
    shoemaker

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for letting me know that I had the video mixed up. The correct video is up now. Cobbler

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    karawara
    karawara

    12 years ago on Introduction

    do u sell that thing?, im desperately willing to buy from you

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    benitbaby1
    benitbaby1

    13 years ago on Introduction

    this is a great idea. but the only question i have is that is there any other way of doing this cause my dad said he dosnt want me to buy a peephole cause he said it sucks. but i dont think id does.

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    shoemaker
    shoemaker

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    This method does not produce poster quality photos, but the quality is quite good. You would probably use this thing mostly for fun anyway. There are ways to get better fisheye photos, but these involve much higher costs.

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    Izokay
    Izokay

    13 years ago on Introduction

    Awesome. Thanks for the idea. I made one of these for my camcorder.