In Fotodiox’s new video, photographer Sean Anderson shows how to make a telephoto pinhole lens from several items such as soda cans, tapes, and empty Pringles cans.
Anderson, who has done other funny DIY photography projects in the past, may have extra free time in his hands. Photographers can use the food packages around the house to make fun and funny photo products. Say you might enjoy it. In this particular project, he shows how to convert an empty Pringles into a telephoto pinhole lens.
Earlier, Anderson showed how to turn a body cap into a pinhole lens, but the focal length increased depending on how close the hole was to the sensor. He estimates it to be about 24mm. Since then, he says, he’s been thinking about ways to create more zoomed-in pinhole lenses, like telephoto lenses.
“If you put a space between the pinhole lens and the camera, it’s actually incorporated into the pinhole image circle, making it a long lens that’s close to a 75mm or 100mm lens,” he says. “This is great for a photographer like me who likes to shoot pinholes, because it gives you a different focal length.”
It’s possible to use extension tubes and lens cap pinhole lenses to achieve this effect, but Anderson wanted to try something a little different and build his own from scratch. To make it the same, the photographer needs just a few items: “grab and go” sized Pringles cans, soda cans, some sewing needles, gaff tape, utility knives, scissors, 67mm macro reverse ring. , And a 77mm to 67mm step down ring.
After cutting the bottom of the metal from the Pringles can and cutting the whole in the center of the top of the plastic in the can, Anderson takes a strip of the soda can, drills it in it, and tapes it to the center of the cut hole. The lid. He covers the entire outside of the Pringles can and the inside of the plastic lid with gaffer tape to reduce reflections and prevent light from leaking.
Next, we will prepare a method to tape the two rings (screwed) to the can and attach them to the camera.
The resulting lens can take both photos and videos, and Anderson shares some examples below.
Watch the video above for complete detailed assembly instructions and examples of images taken with a telephoto pinhole lens. For more information on Sean Anderson, subscribe to the Fotodiox YouTube channel.
Image credit: Photo by Shaun Anderson.