Tipster of the Week: Apertures of Different Forms and Sizes

2009-04-19 29

The greatest tips can sometimes be born out from one simple question a Lomographer can ask and our tipster this week provides a remarkable solution!

Hand made Splitzer for the Fisheye 2 by life_on_mars

I asked myself why does Holga, Diana+ and the LC-A have a Splitzer made available only for them and nothing for the Fisheye2? I decided to eliminate this problem and made ten various handmade splitzers out of a cardboad paper.

Materials:

  • Coloured cardboard
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive tape
  • And a good mood and some good songs

Begin by cutting a strip of a cardboard which will be equal to the diameter of the lens barrel. Combine the edges with some tape to form a cylinder. Сut out a circle that is as big as the Fisheye2 lens, this will then be your main cover of your splitzer.

You can cut out different patterns, shapes of any form or the size. You can cut out any symbols or letters that you’ll love to see in your photos.

The convenience of having an MX switch will make it easier to use different kinds of your handmade Splitzer. You can combine those different patterns/shapes on one shot to create interesting results. I also recommend using The Ringflash and/or the Colorflash for that added wicked effect!

written by life-on-mars on 2009-04-19 #gear #tutorials #diy #splitzer #tipster #tipster-of-the-week #fisheye

29 Comments

  1. delina
    delina ·

    very-very cool. u gave me some inspirations. good job! ;)

  2. larslau
    larslau ·

    Very nice!!

  3. anelfandhiszippo
    anelfandhiszippo ·

    Cool splitzers!!

  4. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    real good tipster!

  5. dogma
    dogma ·

    Cool tipster need to try it out :)

  6. oldskool_rider
    oldskool_rider ·

    hehe, great tip, i love shot 9!!!!

  7. olique
    olique ·

    amazing!!!:)

  8. mantozauras
    mantozauras ·

    Great one!definitely try to do something like that :)

  9. grad
    grad ·

    молодец самоделкин!

  10. mandashitley
    mandashitley ·

    fabulous!

  11. weechonghooi
    weechonghooi ·

    excellent idea~!! fantastic!

  12. lomosexual_manboy
    lomosexual_manboy ·

    Great tip, crazy results.

  13. stouf
    stouf ·

    Ahhh extra-super ! Good job !

  14. halfawakehaiku
    halfawakehaiku ·

    you sir are very smart man!

  15. lonur
    lonur ·

    this is bloody fantastic!!!

  16. ukaaa
    ukaaa ·

    Nice one! Shot 11 is awesome!

  17. jrjw
    jrjw ·

    fantastic!

  18. cinzinc
    cinzinc ·

    wooo!!!! i wana do this!!!

  19. life_on_mars
    life_on_mars ·

    I love you Denis

  20. mfcesty
    mfcesty ·

    This is genius 1

  21. maiahell
    maiahell ·

    cool! i love the idea

  22. lilyseven
    lilyseven ·

    Amazing tipster man! Shall try them when I get the chance! :D

  23. lu_lu
    lu_lu ·

    thats pretty cool cheers

  24. elefteria
    elefteria ·

    Awesome, will definitely try it out!!

  25. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    Genius! XD

  26. lereile
    lereile ·

    great tipster, i think i lost my splitzer for the lca, do you think i can make one for it? the lens and the camera is so flat...

  27. melonhead
    melonhead ·

    I'm gonna try this !!

  28. dagmik
    dagmik ·

    I love this :)

  29. sunbaby
    sunbaby ·

    BRILLIANT!

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