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Make an Easy-to-Swap Bokeh Modifier Kit

Photo enthusiast Mike Gerdau wanted to play around with bokeh shapes but didn’t want to create a separate “lens cap” for each shape. His solution was to separate the shapes from the cap itself, cutting the shapes into 45x45mm squares that swap in and out of the cap easily. The “slides” can be neatly stored away inside a white plastic Game Boy cartridge case when not in use.

DIY: Circle of Confusion Shape Modifier (via Lifehacker)


 
 
  • http://twitter.com/JohnMilleker John Milleker

     Waterhouse Stops :)

  • will hall

    changing the shape of the bokeh looks a little fun, but always seems a bit gimmicky for me. Anyone got a link to some images where its been used to really good effect?

  • Andrew9909

    No? Oh, how surprising :)

  • newamericanclassic

    ‘course it’s gimmicky, but I like cheap gimmicky things I can play around with on my starving student budget.

    http://vimeo.com/18158884 is probably the most famous example, uses actual words vs. random stars or hearts.

  • Cherry

    hehe, way fantastic! thanks for sharing :)

  • Mod

    Wow, what an absolutely hideous looking camera. It looks like it was a victim of cheap silver spray paint.