Sunday, April 19, 2009

Camera toy--DYI-style

I finally got around to my little DIY project. I took a Pringles can, glued on a camera body cap so that I could attach it to my new camera, and then stuffed an old manual lens into it. Here is an image of the tip of a Dremmel bit. Below you will find a quick snapshot of the actual size...

As you can see, we're talking serious magnification. I also discovered that I need to purchase a remote shutter release. If I just peeked through the viewfinder things were steady, but as soon as I touched the shutter release on the camera, it started bouncing all over.
I'll try to get a picture of the Pringle lens itself, but I'm not sure where the other camera is...
Up next is a flash extender for the on-camera flash. It'll bounce the flash down onto the very close magnification to help with lighting and camera shake.

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