DIY Lensbaby Clone Gives You Cheap Lens Effects

By Jason Fitzpatrick on October 25th, 2011

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 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 10/25/11
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