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Create Your Own DIY Tilt-Shift Adapter Using a 3D Printer

We really enjoy DIY projects for photographers, and as such we’ve featured everything from the ultra simple to complex light-painting robots. But what excites us about Instructables‘ DIY tilt-shift adapter isn’t just the durable plunger adapter you end up with, but rather the idea that one could manufacture their own camera accessories with a little bit of design skill and a 3D printer (check out Shapeways if you don’t have one sitting around).

For this particular project you’ll need a camera, an extra lens, some digital calipers, 3D design software like 123D, and access to a 3D printer or 3D printing service. After that just follow the steps in this video and you can wind up with results like the ones you see below.

If you need more detailed instructions you can find them in the original post, which includes a link to the design files themselves in case you have the exact same camera or just don’t wanna start from scratch.

Printable Tilt-Shift Lens Adapter (via The Verge)


 
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  • Osmosisstudios

    Man, I don’t know about you guys but I just can’t seem to find enough projects to keep my 3D PRINTER running…

    /s

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  • Knur

    Awesome. All we need is DIY 3d printer

  • Flgraphics

     oh ya, this isn’t complicated at all

  • Upzmtn

    Here’s how to  waste your time and money for the priceless privilege of convincing yourself you’re a DIY genius!!  Give me a break. They sell some of this stuff for a reason. 

  • http://twitter.com/OfficialDan Dan Howard

    …. O.o … Photoshop works fine for me

  • http://www.facebook.com/jroalkvam Jostein Roalkvam

    Print me a 3D printer plx

  • 3ric15

    And the price of 3D printers are so high it will cost less to go out and buy a tilt shift lens to start with…