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

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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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    AnykeyAnykey

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

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

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    KovuKora

    7 years ago on Introduction

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

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    geemarc12

    9 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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    bad ass popegeemarc12

    Reply 8 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

    9 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

    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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    purplemutantPetervG

    Reply 9 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

    9 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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    shoemakerturbogunz

    Reply 9 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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    SpiroExDeus

    9 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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    shoemakerSpiroExDeus

    Reply 9 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

    10 years ago on Introduction

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

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    benitbaby1

    10 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.