Build A $20 DIY Fisheye Lens For Canon EF Mount Cameras.

April 25th, 2010
$20 DIY Fisheye Lens

$20 DIY Fisheye Lens

Images From a $20 Fish Eye Lens

Images From a $20 Fish Eye Lens

Here is a great twenty dollar DIY fish eye lens for Canon EF mount cameras.

Bhautik Joshi came up with this novel idea for a cheap solution to satisfy his fish eye addiction. By using a peephole lens and some other cheap materials, he has outlined the steps to make this lens on his blog. This and other DIY projects can be found on his site. Here is the list of materials for the project.

Projector lens (US$3, second-hand)

Door peephole lens (US$6, new from the hardware store)

T-mount to EOS adapter (US$9 new from eBay, but you can use a drilled out body cap instead which would be ~US$4)

Soda can (US$1)

Packing foam (US$0)

Cardboard stopper rings (US$0)

Plumbing clip (US$0.5)

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Todd
Todd
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June 28th, 2010

A tenth the price of the cheapest commercial fisheye, nicely done. He should make a commercial version.

klutzo
klutzo
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April 30th, 2010

I smell Lomo mod!

Carl Olson
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April 26th, 2010

What a cool idea!

Karol
Karol
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April 25th, 2010

Here is prodobly better thing ;) http://www.flickr.com/photos/dontknow/2203999854/

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