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How to Make a Quick DIY Filter Holder for Any Wide Angle Lens



Here’s a quick DIY trick that’ll come in handy the next time you need to add a filter to a wide angle lens on the cheap. If you can’t buy a proper adaptor (or 3D print one), just use some card stock and black tape.

The tip comes to us from DIY site CheesyCam. In the video below, he shows you how he uses some basic card stock and black tape to add an 86mm Variable ND to his Panasonic 7-14mm lens.

It’s quick, simple, and probably better than taping the filter directly to your lens since this will allow you to swap it on and off on the fly. Check out the step-by-step walkthrough below:

Of course, this is not the best possible solution. It’s simply meant as a quick fix if you’re in a pinch or simply don’t want to invest the time or money on something better.

But as a quick fix, it’s actually quite versatile. Not only can you pull your filter on and off, but this could potentially work with a step up filter ring as well—that way, you can add and remove filters without ever taking the “ring” off your camera.

Let us know what you think of this little “hack” below, and if you have your own DIY tip or trick, don’t forget share that with as well!