Lensbaby offers a series of camera lenses that feature lens barrels you can shift and twist for dramatic photo effects. This DIY Lensbaby clone offers the same effect on-the-cheap.
Dubbed The Lynny by its creator Cameron Texter, the build is pretty straight forward. You’ll need a macro extension tube, electrical tape, a macro filter set, and a pipe clamp. When you’re done assembling it you’ll have a DIY Lensbaby at a fraction of the $150 Lensbaby price. Watch the video above to see the assembly process in action or hit up the link below to get the full instructions plus sample photos.
Build a Lynny – A DIY Lensbaby [DIY Photography]
Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
- Published 10/25/11