After a little research I found the perfect recipe for a perfect DIY lens that doesn't require being Tim "the tool man" Taylor. (If you are unfamiliar with that name, please focus your attention to the photo on the right and keep it there until the part of your brain you thought was left behind in the 90's comes back.)
Steps (pinky promise these aren't complicated, if I can do it, ANYONE can.)
- Measure the base of the peephole and draw a circle on the lens as a guide for where you’ll be drilling. You’ll to drill the circle to be big enough to fit the peephole but small enough to make sure it’ll stay when glued in
- Drill a hole in the lens SLOWLY (remember you can always drill more, but can't take it back!) all the way through the lens until the peephole fits snugly well into the hole you've created.
- Then place the peephole in the hole securing it with a bit of strong glue or tape.
- Let it dry or set overnight and VOILA! Use it! Start taking lots pictures of everyone and everything you see! Unless you don't know them, in that case it might be creepy.. Use discretion.
The finished product should look something like the picture above. Not the picture of Tim holding a wrench, although if it does turn out like that...take a picture.
Until next time,