$11 Super wide angle digital camera

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 Super wide angle digital camera

Slacy writes “Add a 160 degree wide angle lens to your existing digital camera for $11. This was based on ideas from the following webpage…”Link.

10 thoughts on “$11 Super wide angle digital camera

  1. Yorgle says:

    I’ve been meaning to try this for a while now… very cool. :D

  2. piedoggie says:

    this is not a new trick. I use the same technique back in the late 1960s, early 1970s with something called an SLR. You punch a hole in the center of your lens cap, attach the spy hole lens and take pictures. I use it for whole sky photography both daylight and nighttime.

    SLR’s are predigital devices that sometimes used entirely mechanical processes for operation. they used an ancient metal, gelatin and mylar compound known as film to create latent images which are retrieved through a multistep chemical bath. the main benefit to this process is that the images last for decades with minimal care. They can be viewed with the naked eye and can be reproduced with fairly simple technology (light and a lens)

    Curmudgeon Guildmember since 1956

  3. RosiGirl says:

    Here is the inverse using a 35mm slide loupe…macro on a budget. Harder to do with an SLR, pretty simple with a digital camera :-)


  4. KWillets says:

    You can also stick a digicam into the eyepiece of a binocular, etc., and get decent telephoto. This technique has replaced the old-fashioned notion of changeable “lenses” which allowed one to “focus” on a subject – as if that mattered!. Ah, such quaint old ideas.

  5. Skip_N2EI says:

    I recall seeing this idea using the “peep hole” and a camera lens published in Popular Science or Popular mechanics back in the early sixties. Modern “peep hole” lenses are about 30% larger so I think it might work even better.

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