Tipster of the Week: Never Goes Out of Style


As we all know the sunny season is almost done, so it’s time to say goodbye to your favourite floral slip dress and to your rubber flip—flops, but not your sunglasses! Not yet! At least that’s what our Tipster of the Week told us…

The Future’s so bright that we have to wear shades. by mattcharnock

Recently my favourite sunglasses decided to break. So I decided to make a filter for my camera!

Firstly I took the lenses out of the frame. Then I put the lenses over the lens and traced the circle with a pen.
I considered how I could cut the shape out, fortunately for me I have an awesome father in law who also likes to make things. So; I went to his workshop and hijacked his Dremmel spinny sandy thing (that’s its technical name) and slowly sanded the shape until I had the circle.

I worked at it until it fitted in the housing of the lens.

I shot a roll of Fuji colour and then a roll of Lomo X-pro. The Fuji took on a really nice red hue and had a very nostalgic look whereas the X-pro went very grainy but still had an interesting look

If anyone has old sunglasses feel free to send them to me so I can make more filters!

written by mattcharnock on 2009-09-13 #gear #tutorials #fun #diy #tips #lens #sunglasses #filter #tipster #tipster-of-the-week #gradient


  1. breakphreak
    breakphreak ·

    17 & 38! thank you

  2. cinzinc
    cinzinc ·

    awesome tip! i love how the grain turned out on the slide shots

  3. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-
    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- ·

    I'm sorry for your sunglasses but the lenses keep doing a great job

  4. larslau
    larslau ·

    Love #26 and #38...

  5. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Great tipster!!! :)))

  6. diametricflow
    diametricflow ·

    Very excellent! Thanks for sharing.

  7. stouf
    stouf ·

    So very cool ! Were your glasses polarized ?

  8. moochie_lomo
    moochie_lomo ·

    Great tip and gallery! I love the Fuji shots. The Lomo film looks like you put a nylon stocking over the lens, pretty cool effect! Very clever idea!! And I was going to ask the same thing as stouf - were the lenses polarized? Sure looks like they were. Thanks for sharing!

  9. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    ooo yeah - definitely will be doing this next time!

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