DIY Binocular Hack for Digital Camera

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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

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    massens

    9 years ago on Introduction

    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?

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    Silencemassens

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Try fixing the binocular lens to a spare lens hood.
    Then it will simply screw on or off easy.

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    pennsteve

    9 years ago on Introduction

    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!

    https://www.instructables.com/id/Aiptek-video-camera-zoom-lens-modification/

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    Kye37

    9 years ago on Introduction

    great Idea I'll give it a go, thanks for the instructable.

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    skinwalker

    10 years ago on Introduction

    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

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    spyder2021mikedoth

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    atwoodxspyder2021

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    i want that too!!! i have a telscope but i dont know how to modify it to act as a len of camera

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    theRIAA

    10 years ago on Introduction

    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!

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    GorillazMiko

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Me likes! Nice job, I hope I can do this soon when I get some more PVC. +5/5 stars.

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    spyder2021

    11 years ago on Introduction

    When I made the video I did not realize it was done before with binoculars.

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    awoodcarver

    11 years ago on Introduction

    This has been done before on this site but it is always good to see it done a different way ......Nice job

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    Mikie-z

    11 years ago on Introduction

    This isnt a "Hack" its more of an upgrade or a ghetto lense