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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    29 Discussions

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    Anykey
    Anykey

    7 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 7 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

    8 years ago on Introduction

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

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    geemarc12
    geemarc12

    10 years ago on Introduction

    hi i live in england and i cant seem to find them any where any ieas where i could get one from because im not willing to pay like £400 for one im a skater so i need one for mine and my friends skate videos

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    paperairplanecreator
    paperairplanecreator

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    thats a great idea for a skater. a little tip: try amazon or ebay. if you have it there in england.

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    bad ass pope
    bad ass pope

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction


    You can probably get them from Wilko's, Homebase, Focus, B&Q, Wickes and anywhere like that. Any DIY type shops should sell them for a couple of quid.

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    sjoobbani
    sjoobbani

    10 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

    11 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 10 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

    10 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 10 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 10 years ago on Introduction

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

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    SpiroExDeus
    SpiroExDeus

    10 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 10 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

    11 years ago on Introduction

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

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    benitbaby1
    benitbaby1

    11 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.