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This may not be the coolest looking telephoto lens mod out there, but it just might get the job done. It only requires a bolt, some cardboard, a few twist ties, and binoculars. I am not sure this will hold up to moving around, but for that one telephoto shot you want to make, why not give it a try? – Link

Related:
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DIY Telephoto lens – Link
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Webcam Telescope from MAKE Volume 2, page 135 – Link


  • Maker

    I tried this today worked great!

  • John Watson

    Minox had an adapter for their push-pull spy style cameras that did this exact same thing. They work great. They even incorporated a shutter release holder.

  • Beanolini

    aka ‘Digiscoping': http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digiscoping

    I’ve tried this in the past with reasonable (but not great) results.