Magnifiying glass lens


Your SLR don’t have a lens? Want to make a cheap lens? well, here come a tipster for you guys who don’t have lens for your camera.

All you need is:
-SLR camera
-Body Cap
-Some hard Mounting Board
-Black tape
-Knife or scissor
-cheap Magnifying glass

make a big hole on your body cap

make a hole to the mounting board that it can hold the magnifying glass

tape the magnifying glass to the mounting board

tape the mounting board to the body cap

there you go, you have a cheap soft focus SLR lens. And this is my result for the home made lens.

Credits: fad

written by fad on 2011-04-20 #gear #tutorials #slr #camera #tipster #soft-focus #camera-modification #self-made-lens #top-tipster-techinques


  1. miss_maha
    miss_maha ·

    Awesome tipster! Going to try it out. What kind of lens strength did you use? 6x?

  2. fad
    fad ·

    i use 4X...
    eh, btw, loose the magnify glass, so that you can change the focus point... pull out or in... care, each magnify glass have different result, and each magnify glass have different focus point...

  3. wuxiong
    wuxiong ·


  4. juuldeliette
    juuldeliette ·

    Awesome results!!!

  5. fed
    fed ·

    Great tipster! On another note, It would be freakin´sweet if we could lose the spam in the comment areas. It seems to be increasing and it really cheapens the experience.

  6. pomps
    pomps ·

    I really needed this info! thanks!

  7. nicx
    nicx ·


  8. piafpif
    piafpif ·

    amazing tip.

  9. macstef
    macstef ·

    very cool... think I have to ry it... thx for the tip

  10. glenn
    glenn ·


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