I enjoyed this little project done last year (2010, 2 years before the end of the world) in November. A DIY iPhone case doubling as a real camera look alike holder and a stand.
I wish I used it for today’s Hong Kong #instameet, such a great gathering, love chatting with a scientist about his next speech, a movie producer, an IT guy from France, the only girl who came over from Macau just for this, ‘old’ friends, etc. If you happen to be on Instagram, check out our #hkinstayay tag or HK InstaYay Facebook page.
Here’s a simple walkthrough. Grab any iPhone case with simple design, find any old lens about the same width of your iPhone and a glue gun. That’s basically all you need.
Sorry to say that, to camera freaks, I spoiled a Voigtlander old camera with a very cute lens, it was given to me by a good friend and artist in New York, but I think it is more happy on my iPhone rather than sitting on shelf gathering dust.
I unscrewed the lens from the camera body and sawed away unnecessary stuffs, sticked a piece of blue paper on the back of the lens to make it look handsome behind the lens, hot glued on the back of the spare case I had, and finally adding a piece of scrap leather (could’ve done better giving it a few stitches). That’s it.
The beauty of this is that you can hold the extruded lens using your left hand, feeling safe because you have more than a flat surface to grab hold of, steady steady… and shoot with your right finger. It doubles as a stand on your desk so that you can have perfect viewing angle for your movie and photos. With a few more twists, you can add a strap on both sides so that the iPhone rests safely on your neck. How perfect.
Sooner or later, there will be commercially available cases like this I predict. It is so much fun, but of course it becomes bigger to carry or slide into your pocket, but hey that’s a good looking thing to carry isn’t it?
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