This 3D printed doohicky lets you shoot split double exposures with the Instax Mini 90

Aug 10, 2020

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

This 3D printed doohicky lets you shoot split double exposures with the Instax Mini 90

Aug 10, 2020

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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Split double exposures can be a lot of fun. They essentially involve covering half of the frame and taking a shot and then covering the other half of the frame and taking another – both shots contributing to a single exposure. There are all kinds of ways you can do them, and Lomography even includes a “Splitzer” tool for this with their wide-angle Lomo’Instant camera.

But what about other cameras? Photographer Guillermo Hernandez has designed one of his own for the Instax Mini 90 that he made using his 3D printer which lets you accomplish the task quite easily.

In order to use it, you simply put your camera into double exposure mode and then place the device over the lens rotated to cover the section of the scene you don’t want to expose. Then, rotate it around 180° and take the second half of your double exposure. It’s a fun little tool that offers a lot of potential creative options. It allows you to get images like these.

Cloning yourself with a digital camera is easy. But on an analogue one?

Hernandez hasn’t made the STL file available to print your own, but if you’ve got a 3D printer and you know how to use Fusion 360, you could probably whip your own up in very little time. And you can make them in sizes for plenty of other cameras and lenses, too.

But if you don’t have a 3D printer, Hernandez has made his creation available through his eBay store in a variety of colours for $5 each.

[via PetaPixel]

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John Aldred

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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One response to “This 3D printed doohicky lets you shoot split double exposures with the Instax Mini 90”

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    Youenn Thms

    I’ve made one for my ricoh gr2 ? it’s nice !