Articles tagged "diy"

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Photon: a Raspberry Pi-powered DIY light meter

For many film photographers, a light meter is a critical part of their kit. Swiss company VEEB has designed a Raspberry Pi-powered light meter that costs less than $50, much more affordable than most other light meters.

This 3D-printed pistol grip camera trigger gives new meaning to a point and shoot camera

Reddit user Tomcat is working on a 3D-printed modular Photorifle for modern cameras, inspired by the Soviet-era Zenit Fotosniper system. So far, he has created and put together a working pistol grip and an attachable buttstock.

Film Friday: These 3D-printed film cases keep your 35mm and 120 film safe on-the-go

Thingiverse user amass3d has shared a set of 3D files you can use to 3D print three- and five-pack cases you can use to keep your 35mm and 120 film safe when out and about.

The Pikon camera is a 3D-printed interchangeable lens camera built around Raspberry Pi

Builder Kevin McAleer has designed the Pikon, a 3D-printed camera built around the Raspberry Pi HQ Camera module. The camera includes a large rear touchscreen and a traditional camera form factor, plus it has an interchangeable lens mount.

3D-printed adapter lets you use Nikon F-mount lenses on Apple’s 1996 QuickTake camera

Designer Brian Benchoff built an adapter to use Nikon F-mount lenses on an Apple QuickTake 150 digital camera. The digital camera, released in 1995, captures 640 x 480-pixel images on a CCD image sensor.

This 3D-printed 163mm F2.5 lens was made for around $15

Pixels and Prisms is a new resource for open-source photography projects. Its first project is a 163mm F2.5 telephoto lens for Canon EF-mount cameras. The project uses around $15 worth of materials and includes fully adjustable focus and aperture mechanisms.

Video: Making a DIY lens using a disposable film camera

Photographer Mathieu Stern loves the strange and unusual. He also enjoys DIY projects. He combined these passions by turning a disposable camera lens into a cheap lens for his mirrorless camera.

Photographer turns the Game Boy Camera into a rangefinder-esque pocket camera

Photographer Christopher Graves took the guts of a Game Boy Camera and Game Boy Pocket to create the most stylish Game Boy Camera ever, complete with a Game Boy button shutter release and a backlit display.

Video: DIY macro photography with a $20 microscope lens and 3D printed adapter

Do you want to give macro photography a try but don't want to spend a lot of money? If you've got a 3D printer and $20, you're in luck.

This 3D-printed DIY camera includes interchangeable lenses and sensor

Engineer Gaurav Singh's new open-source interchangeable lens camera includes a swappable image sensor and 3D-printed body.

Apple’s Self Service Repair website is now live in the US, lets you purchase genuine iPhone parts for DIY repairs

The Self Service Repair site offers custom manuals and genuine components for fixing your iPhone 12, 13 and SE (3rd gen) devices, with parts for M1 macs coming later this year. The program is only live in the U.S. for now, but Apple says it will launch across Europe 'later this year.'

Engineer and photographer Yuta Ikeya designed & 3D printed a 35mm movie camera

Japanese engineer Yuta Ikeya loves analog photography, and the look of movies shot on film. However, dedicated movie cameras and film can be too expensive, especially for beginners, so he built his own 35mm movie camera that accepts modified 35mm photo film.

Video: Watch a photographer adapt his 40mm F2.8 ‘fixed lens’ to his Canon EOS R6

Photographer Ronaldo Carvalho noticed his Olympus Trip 35 film camera was falling apart. So, to make the most of the remaining components, he decided to remove the previously-fixed lens and adapt it to his Canon EOS R6 camera.

Video: DIY project managed to shrink Apple's M1 Mac Mini by 72% through some clever tinkering

Quinn Nelson of Snazzy Labs has spent the past six months figuring out how he could shrink Apple's Mac Mini. In his latest video, he shares how he did it along every step of the way and shows how much smaller Apple could make its Mac Mini lineup in future generations.

Video: This DIY 27,000,000mAh power bank can charge more than 10,000 cameras

Have you ever needed to charge 5,000 smartphones or 10,000 cameras? No? Well, YouTuber Handy Geng has creatively solved a problem nobody knew they had with a 27,000,000mAh 'portable' power bank that can charge most camera batteries more than 10,000 times without running out of power.

Video: Watch a potato, a roll of toilet paper and a shoe get turned into pinhole camera 'lenses'

Director and photographer Simon Meyer has taken to TikTok to show off how he creates his unusual collection of DIY 'lenses' made from various household objects, including potatoes, toilet paper rolls, shoes and even an Elmo stuffed animal.

Video: How to make a DIY telephoto pinhole camera with a Pringles can

The holidays are a great time to relax, spend time with family, and even do strange DIY projects. Fotodiox has a new DIY video that will show you how to create a telephoto pinhole lens using a Pringles can and a few other odds and ends.

This 16MP autofocus camera module for Raspberry Pi computers will take your DIY project to the next level

Raspberry Pi projects can be a fun, inexpensive way to create your own camera. A new camera module for Raspberry Pi includes a 16MP image sensor and offers autofocus. It's a big step up for Raspberry Pi.

Apple Self Service Repair program: Customers can fix their own Apple products with genuine parts & tools

Apple has announced a new Self Service Repair program. The program will provide access to genuine parts, tools and manuals for knowledgeable customers to perform their own repairs on select Apple products.

3D-printed adapter & 4x microscope objective offers impressive macro photos for $25

Photographer and creator Nicholas Sherlock has designed a 3D-printed adapter that allows you to attach a 4x microscope objective to a Sony E or Canon EF camera. The total cost of the project is under $25.

Video: Two clever DIY methods to create your own 'Deakinizer' lens

The 'Deakinizer' lens was made and popularized by cinematographer Roger Deakins when he used a modified Arri Macro lens to capture dreamy, tilt-shift like shots for the movie Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.

Video: Blasting away a sensor’s Bayer array with a laser and building a DIY Raspberry Pi spectrometer

Les Wright of Les' Lab wanted to build a Raspberry Pi spectrometer. Like most cameras, the CCD image sensor in a Raspberry Pi has a Bayer filter, which works well for traditional imagery. Still, it reduces the sensor's sensitivity to certain wavelengths of light, like IR and UV. So, Les removed the filter using a laser.

Engineering student created an impressive DIY cable cam with AI-powered tracking

Uruguayan engineering student, Maximiliano Palay, created the DIY Cablecam to put all of his engineering background to the test.

Video: 3D printed film canister and Raspberry Pi camera can turn an old film camera into a digital camera

YouTube user befinitiv 3D printed a film canister holder and attached a Raspberry Pi camera module and a few other parts to convert a Cosina film camera into a digital camera capable of live streaming video over Wi-Fi, all for around $50.

Researchers use iPhone 5 camera and LEGO to create affordable high-resolution microscope

Microscopes are expensive. Researchers in Germany hope that their new project that uses scavenged iPhone 5 camera modules and LEGO to create DIY microscopes for students will help make microscopes and science more accessible.

Video: How to make an all-in-one YouTube studio that fits inside a Pelican case

Caleb Pike of DSLR Video Shooter has shared a video showing how you can make an all-in-one video studio that collapses down into a Pelican 1510 case for the ultimate turnkey video production solution.

The RUHAcam is a ‘retro-style’ digital camera made with the Raspberry Pi HQ Camera module

This 'retro-style' DIY digital camera is built around a Raspberry Pi Zero W connected to a Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera module.

Photographer shares schematics for LIDAR-controlled film digitizer

The inventor says if you already have a 3D printer this medium format film carrier will cost about $100 to make, and will advance each frame into position ready to be photographed. Once made and assembled it should make film copying much quicker and easier.

Video: How photographic salt prints are made

The George Eastman museum explains what goes into a salt print and how you can make one at home.

This DIY camera uses machine learning to tell you what it sees

What if your camera knew what it was looking at? A new Raspberry Pi-based project combines a camera module with machine learning to bring this possibility to life.

Video: Weird lens guru turns $20 Carl Zeiss projector lens into a swirly-bokeh camera lens

Self-proclaimed 'weird lens' guru, Mathieu Stern, has shared his latest video, wherein he shows imagery captured with two $20 projector lenses he adapted to fit his Sony mirrorless camera.

Video: Six DIY smartphone camera rigs made from household objects

Unconventional and unsightly? Very much so. Effective? Most certainly. These six DIY smartphone rigs won't win any design awards, but they get the job done.

Raspberry Pi launches 12.3MP interchangeable lens camera module for its Pi computers

The new 'High Quality Camera' uses a C and CS lens mount and is built around the Sony Type 1/2.3” (7.9mm diagonal) Sony IMX477 image sensor.

DPReview TV: Take better indoor portraits with natural light

Want to shoot some portraits with great lighting while stuck at home? We show you how – and you probably won't need any new gear to do it!

Video: How one photographer turned his backyard shed into a camera and darkroom

Photographer and DIY camera master Brendan Barry shares what went into converting his backyard shed into a camera and darkroom.

Video: Fotodiox tutorial transforms portable scanner into a 4x5 digital camera back

The tutorial is based off a similar project from Instructables.

DIY large format camera 'Bertha' shoots massive 1.1 x 1.1-meter slides

Italy-based team Branco Ottico has created a huge new large-form camera called 'Bertha' that can capture slides measuring more than a meter across.

This DIY 'digiObscura' digital camera features a massive 1-kilopixel image sensor

Industrious YouTuber Sean Hodgins has built his own digital camera from scratch, including its huge 1-kilopixel image sensor.

A DIY solution to adding a mechanical cable release to digital cameras with hotshoes

Is it the most aesthetically-pleasing solution? Probably not, but it gets the job done and does envoke a sense of nostalgia.

Video: How to upcycle old TVs and monitors into a natural-looking light source

Matt, of the YouTube channel DIY Perks, has shared a video showing how old TVs and monitors can be upcycled into natural-looking light that resembles light coming through a window.

Here's what happens when you attach a 70-200mm F4 to a Game Boy Camera

There's no practical reason why anyone should make a Canon lens adapter for the 0.5MP Game Boy Camera – which is why it's so amazing that someone actually did it.

A photographer has designed and built the first E-Mount film camera

Photographer Alexander Gee has created something pretty cool: the first (to our knowledge) E-Mount film camera. It's called LEX, and when it's finished, Gee intends to make the camera's design files open source so that anybody can built their own from scratch.

10 simple DIY gifts for the photography lovers in your life

Scrambling for some last-minute gifts for the photography lover in your life? This COOPH video will show you how to make 10 simple and creative DIY gifts that won't take up too much time or money.

How to turn household lights into cheap DIY lighting modifiers

Editorial photographer Jake Hicks recently turned a couple of ultra-cheap household lights from IKEA into beautiful lighting modifiers. Read the full article to find out how he did it, why it worked, and what he'll do differently next time.

DIY: How I built my own super macro rig for less than $250

Trying out super macro photography can be a really expensive endeavor, but it doesn't have to be. In fact, photographer Micael Widell built his own homebrew rig for less than $250.

Video: How to make a DIY 'beauty dish' for $12

Portrait photographer and YouTuber Joe Edelman shows you how he built his own, portable, collapsible DIY 'beauty dish' for under $15.

DIYer adds giant heat sink to overheating Lumix GF7 camera

Eric Strebel's Lumix GF7 kept overheating during long video recording sessions. So he decided to fix the problem by hacking a huge PC's heat sink onto the back of his camera... problem solved!

ICYMI you can print your own lens hoods for free

If you're looking for a cheap, DIY alternative to shelling out cash for a replacement lens hood, look no further than lenshoods.co.uk for tons of free PDFs.

Kano Camera Kit lets anyone build and program their own camera

Kano is looking for funding on Kickstarter for a DIY camera kit designed to help anyone learn about photography hardware and software. Read more

Modular, open-source Focal Camera lets you design your own SLR

Focal Camera is an open source project designed to teach participants about the inner workings of a camera. With access to a laser cutter, a supply of 3mm plywood and the directions provided, you can be well on your way to creating a camera of your own. Read more

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