Homemade Fisheye Lens

Today I felt like making a fisheye lens using a door peep lens! There are a bunch of tutorials on the web showing how to do this, and after doing some research, I think I found the quickest way to share with you! All you need is a door lens, some tape, some drawer liner and a pvc bushing.

I used a 1 ½ x ½ inch SCH40 PVC (reducer) Bushing for the camera that I mounted the lens to. I used the reducer bushing because it already has a hole, so there’s no drilling. You will have to decide what diameter you will use based on your camera’s lens diameter. I’d recommend choosing a size slightly larger, so you can use the drawer liner to get the snug fit. (The second measurement in the bushing sizes is the hole size, ½ inch works perfect for this door lens)

This project turned out much better than I was expecting, I hope you get a chance to go out and make one yourself!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some links to the supplies if you’d like to order the parts online:
200-Degree Lens Door Viewer


Reducer Bushing (this one is size 2 inches x 1inch (hole)

Check out the behind the scenes of this project!

 

Some of the equipment used in this episode:
Camera Canon T2iTamron AF 17-50mm F2.8 XR Di2 lens
B-Roll Camera – Kodak Zi8
Fisheye Camera – Panasonic DMC-TZ5
Audio – Zoom H1
Edited in Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11

 

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