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Make a Tilt Shift Lens From Old Headphones

Got some old, ratty headphones that you're planning to throw away? Stop! Repurpose it into a nifty tilt shift lens using this Tipster.

Photo by Brian Schauer

Tilt shift lenses are amazing specialty lenses that sadly, cost an arm and a leg. You can simulate its unique effect with this cheap and simple Tipster designed by Brian Schauer. All you need is a pair of headphones, adhesive, and an old lens you’re willing to hack to your SLR!


Photo by Brian Schauer

Remove both earpads from the headphones. Put adhesive on one side like the photo.

Photo by Brian Schauer

Get the other earpad and carefully align both holes. Stick the ear side together with the ear side of the other earpad.

Photo by Brian Schauer

At this point, you have two options: you can either fashion a lens filter of sorts with a piece of cardboard, or to dismantle a lens. Check out the complete steps here

Curious about the output? Here are some tests shots!

Information for this article was sourced from by Brian Schauer

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