Convert a Door Peephole Viewer into a Fisheye Camera Lens

By Jason Fitzpatrick on June 20th, 2012

Commercial fish eye lenses are a niche product and carry a hefty price tag; if you’re looking to goof around with fish eye photography on the cheap, this $6 tutorial is for you.

Courtesy of Dave from Knobtop–a thrifty DIY photography video blog–this hack uses dirt cheap parts (the whole build is composed of a PVC pipe reducer and a door peephole lens) to bring you fun fish eye photography on a budget. Check out the video above to see the build and the results, then hit up the link below to check out the notes on the video for more information.

Fisheye Lens for $6 [via DIY Photography]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 06/20/12
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