Instead of working like I should I built an almost-fisheye lens for my camera.
I’ve been dreaming of a fisheye lens for some time. However, I am poor. Today I found this Flickr group. Then this tutorial. While I started planning to go to the local Conrad hardware store to pick up a "Türspion", I found this tutorial …
I had some scrap glasses lying around, but unfortunately I am nearsighted, not farsighted. But maybe my glasses would also make a nice effect? I tore apart the glasses and taped together the two lenses with masking tape, then mounted them on a toilet paper roll that fit nicely onto my camera’s lens, and here is the result. I guess it’s more wide angle than fisheye, but it has some nice bulging distortion.
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