Build a DIY Tilt-Shift Lens Using an Old Lens, Shower Head, and Rubber Glove

Photography enthusiast Maciej Pietuszynski jumped into tilt-shift photography recently by building a do-it-yourself tilt-shift lens out of an old 50mm f/1.8 prime lens, a shower head, and a rubber glove. The process isn’t for the faint of heart — it involves disassembling the lens. You can see some of the resulting photographs in this Flickr set.

Shower head, rubber glove, 50mm…tilted!!! (via DYIP via MAKE)

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  • bb048

    Gonna need better instructions than that lol

  • John Hall

    Not tilt-shift, just tilt.

  • Zak Henry

    “Feint of heart” Is this some kind of hacker’s deceptive move?

  • Michael Zhang

    Thanks :)

  • Kim

    my buddy makes these, cheap. And has perfected the art and has been making them for a few years now. He’s still selling em’ you should check out his results. His name is johnnyoptic over at flickr. Here’s his website link. Nice guy. – I bought two of them. And, if you have an old lens you want hacked, he’ll do it for you. no, I don’t get paid anything to share this with you guys. He just is cool and has a neat hobby. And is crazy addicted to it too! (which makes him a total perfectionist)

  • Kim

    *and, ironically, johnny became my pal after I bought the lenses from him*!