I have been toying with the idea of a Fisheye lens for some months now – be it for my Diana F+ or getting a Cyclops Camera. Both are quite expensive for what they are. With the Diana F+ I have no idea of how the image will turn out and the processing is prohibitively expensive. The Cyclops camera seems a bit of a fad as you could built one with these instructions for $11 – if what they are saying is right.

This led my entrepreneurial // annoying self to think about building my own lens using one of those peepholes you get in doors so you can see who is on the other side. I was going to think about building a mount for it for iPhones – the buzz about the Cyclops is that it is a digital Camera that takes Fisheye photos. Figure everyone carries a phone these days so the clip on lens would be a winner.

Hang on – might there be a app?

After thirty seconds of looking for my phone I installed Fisheye Pro – an app that works with a range of lenses, a multi colour ringflash (or mono colour) and a host of different films (red scale etc.). There is even the ability to shoot video! This cost me £0.69 – a significant saving from the Cyclops Camera (£69.99!).

I am still in the process of getting to grips with the thing.


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