True Tilt-Shift With Smartphones and CCTV Lenses

Maciej Pietuszynski (Instagram) is no stranger to Tilt-Shift Lenses. His shower head tilt shift lens is one of the all time greatest hits here on DIYP.

True Tilt-Shit With Smartphones and CCTV Lenses

But Maciej is now shooting with a smartphone (as we all) and needed to adapt, he made this pictorial for us explaining how to use an industrial CCTV lens to create a real smartphone Tilt-Shift effect.

The lens in question is a Goyo 4.5mm f/1.4 lens (but other lenses are a pretty cheap to obtain). The first step is to take it apart and combine the front element with one of the back elements with a few small plastic screws. You can add a zip tie if you want, but it is not necessary. The elements of choice may vary depending on the CCTV lens that you use.

True Tilt-Shit With Smartphones and CCTV Lenses

The next step involves a rubber band and a smartphone case.

True Tilt-Shit With Smartphones and CCTV Lenses

And this is what you get after a quick snapseed edit:

True Tilt-Shit With Smartphones and CCTV Lenses

True Tilt-Shit With Smartphones and CCTV Lenses

True Tilt-Shit With Smartphones and CCTV Lenses

True Tilt-Shit With Smartphones and CCTV Lenses

  • mrwaturi

    Um, you might want to double check that headline. Auto correct is not your friend.

    • http://www.diyphotography.net/ udi tirosh

      actually – nemesis right now. thanks for the heads up!

  • the auditor

    Tilt Shit eh?

    • http://www.diyphotography.net/ udi tirosh

      ha! thanks

      • Tanja

        You might want to update the permalink as well ;-)

  • Tanja

    Freudian slip there? ;-)

  • Guest

    Just saw this error 2m ago on Zite, so you might want to get that fixed as well…

  • Ricky

    Somebody likes Snapseed’s HDR mode!

  • gerald_d

    So nothing to do with shift, and nothing to do with tilt, either.