This DIY iPhone to SLR lens adapter costs $0 and takes 30 seconds to make

Jan 8, 2016

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Gannon Burgett is a communications professional with over a decade of experience in content strategy, editing, marketing, multimedia content creation. He’s photographed and written content seen across hundreds of millions of pageviews. In addition to his communications work for various entities and publications, Gannon also runs his multimedia marketing agency, Ekleptik Media, where he brings his expertise as a full-stack creator to help develop and execute data-driven content strategies. His writing, photos, and videos have appeared in USA Today, Car and Driver, Road & Track, Autoweek, Popular Mechanics, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Digital Trends, DPReview, PetaPixel, Imaging Resource, Lifewire, Yahoo News, Detroit Free Press, Lansing State Journal, and more.

This DIY iPhone to SLR lens adapter costs $0 and takes 30 seconds to make

Jan 8, 2016

Gannon Burgett

Gannon Burgett is a communications professional with over a decade of experience in content strategy, editing, marketing, multimedia content creation. He’s photographed and written content seen across hundreds of millions of pageviews. In addition to his communications work for various entities and publications, Gannon also runs his multimedia marketing agency, Ekleptik Media, where he brings his expertise as a full-stack creator to help develop and execute data-driven content strategies. His writing, photos, and videos have appeared in USA Today, Car and Driver, Road & Track, Autoweek, Popular Mechanics, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Digital Trends, DPReview, PetaPixel, Imaging Resource, Lifewire, Yahoo News, Detroit Free Press, Lansing State Journal, and more.

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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.

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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.

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Gannon Burgett

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Gannon Burgett is a communications professional with over a decade of experience in content strategy, editing, marketing, multimedia content creation. He’s photographed and written content seen across hundreds of millions of pageviews. In addition to his communications work for various entities and publications, Gannon also runs his multimedia marketing agency, Ekleptik Media, where he brings his expertise as a full-stack creator to help develop and execute data-driven content strategies. His writing, photos, and videos have appeared in USA Today, Car and Driver, Road & Track, Autoweek, Popular Mechanics, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Digital Trends, DPReview, PetaPixel, Imaging Resource, Lifewire, Yahoo News, Detroit Free Press, Lansing State Journal, and more.

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