A fish-eye lens at rock-bottom price

When you use an expensive SLR camera you are often tempted to purchase a specialty lens like a ultra-wide angle (fish eye) lens.

But, apart from the rare occasions when you really need it, it’s too expensive for you and me. Why not build it yourself? Instructables does the demonstration with a Nikon D90, but it could be done with any other camera.

How to make a fish eye lens for a Nikon D-90 Digital SLR for $16

How to make a fish eye lens for a Nikon D-90 Digital SLR for $16

3 comments for “A fish-eye lens at rock-bottom price

  1. Ted
    December 27, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    I once tried the door viewer trick a long ago. The problem is the color aberrations are really awful, at least with the lens I used.

  2. December 29, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    I guess it all depends on the brand of the door viewer 😉 Did you check the original OEM brand viewers or did you try with a second-tier brand?

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