Sometimes the best DIY hacks are the ones that involve the least amount of thought — and money.
This DIY iPhone to SLR lens adapter covers both of those, because it costs absolutely nothing and takes only 30 seconds to make.
Created by DIY Photography reader Jake Burgess, this little contraption might not be the most elegant method to shoot smartphone photos through an SLR lens, but it gets the job done.
The idea came about after Jake came across Vid Atlantic’s iPhone to SLR adapter. At $300, it was a bit to rich for his (and our) blood. So he decided to do something about it.
With a roll of gaffer tape, a DSLR and his iPhone, Jake built the most basic version of the adapter possible. He simply taped his iPhone to the viewfinder of his Canon DSLR and voila!
Sure, you have the circular viewfinder overlay on every frame, but for $0, consider it part of the cheap-o aesthetic. Watch the video to see some footage captured with the rig.