If you’re into photography, you’ve probably heard of the lensbaby — a lens that provides cool selective focus effects for your photos. These lenses cost upwards of $150, but according to creator Cameron Texter you can make one yourself for a fraction of the price.You don’t need much to make put this together, and the parts are fairly inexpensive:
- Macro extension tube (that’ll fit your camera’s lens mount)
- Electrical tape (or other strong, flexible tape)
- Macro filter set
- Pipe clamp
You can see how it’s all assembled in the video above or check out the full post at DIY Photography for the full instructions. The results of your work will be pretty similar to the original lensbaby. If you want to check out the kind of photos you’ll be able to create, check out lensbaby’s sample gallery (or the actual samples in the DIY Photography post).