I think it's time for me to experiment more with my cameras. I've always wanted to construct a makeshift splitzer for my Fisheye 2. Take a look at my results after the jump!
I got inspired to make a splitzer for my Fisheye No. 2 when I came across an internet article about a photographer putting together half-images of people in a shot. So, I decided to give it a go with my camera.
The splitzer I made is very easy to make. Here are the materials needed:
- illustration board
- scissors or cutter
Here’s how to make it:
Trace out the circumference of your Fisheye’s lens onto the illustration board and cut it out. Next, score the diameter of your cut out circle to make the 2 halves of your circle.
Then put some tape along the scored line of your circle. This should leave you with a circle that can be folded in half.
Now, you’re ready to put it on your Fisheye! Luckily, the screws on the front of the lens provide excellent reference points to know if you’ve placed your splitzer right at the center of your camera.
Open one side of your splitzer flap and you’re ready to start shooting some splitzed-images!
Don’t forget to slide the MX button after shooting the first half of your frame. I forgot to do so on one frame because I have a habit of winding the advance lever immediately after every shot. This is how it turned out.
Here are some of my images:
Just remember to keep still and shoot your chosen subjects at relatively the same distance from the camera. Enjoy!
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