Something's Fishy About That Multilens


If you wanna make your multilens pop with fisheye flair then stock up on your door spies!

I always love looking through a door spy and getting visions of a weirdly crystal ball world but I am always unsatisfied with the results of putting the doorspy onto the camera lens. The main problem is you get an image with a tiny fisheye picture circle and then way too much black hole space. Then I had an idea, well if your multilens camera breaks up the frame into multiple frames then maybe the doorspy applied to those lenses could fill up more of their block.

The idea kinda works as you can see in the pix. doing up the Supersampler and the Actionsampler are really easy because your average doorspy fits right into the holes (that’s what she said) that surround the lens. You can try to fit as many doorspies as will fit into these guys, I found the Actionsampler can fit all 4 and the Supersampler can only really fit two. Have fun though with filling in areas you want and leaving other areas with the normal lens, majesty.

Doing this with the pop 9 is trickier though because there is nothing for the doorspies to fit into. I solved this by cutting a cardboard square, measuring out the spaces between the lens I want to cover, cutting a hole in the cardboard, fitting the doorspies into the holes, and then taping the whole cardboard thing onto the pop9. I could really only fit 4 of my doorspies on the 9 so I did some with a black cross of empty in the middle. Other times I rewound and reset the film and then took the cardboard off, taped over the fisheye’d lens in the corner and then exposed the center cross lenses… you can see from the results what it looks like I guess… anyways you can do all manner of fun crap with this tip, so try that junk out son.

written by kylethefrench on 2010-11-18 #gear #tutorials #multilens #tutorial #tipster #modification #duct-tape #fisheye #door-spy #cardboard-cutouts #camera-modification


  1. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    funny results! :)

  2. wuxiong
    wuxiong ·

    Full of imagination:))

  3. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    cool! you give me an unsane idea...

  4. kylethefrench
    kylethefrench ·

    i like the pop9 shots the best, plus my nieces are real cute

  5. clickiemcpete
    clickiemcpete ·

    Wow, that's really fun stuff. :)

  6. stouf
    stouf ·

    Nice one shmarty pants ! : ) I love the results !

  7. phil2k90
    phil2k90 ·

    I love it! Well done for getting some great pictures out of a multilens camera - it certainly requires some imagination.

  8. lucianamorin
    lucianamorin ·

    genial idea!!

  9. dogma
    dogma ·

    :) nice tip!

  10. mikahsupageek
    mikahsupageek ·

    great idea ! well done !

  11. antibiotyx
    antibiotyx ·

    this is sooo coool!

  12. stickyvinny
    stickyvinny ·

    Haha this is genius! :D

  13. hidings
    hidings ·

    Fantastic results! Love them :)

  14. 260986
    260986 ·

    I'm about to try this with my pinhole camera. :D

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