Are 3D printed cinema lens housings value it?

I’ve seen fairly a number of of those 3D printed cinema lens housings over the previous few years. We’ve featured a few of them right here on DIYP and I’ve even designed a few focus rings for my own lenses up to now. I’ve not had a go at printing a full housing, although.

They want a variety of plastic to make, they usually look 3D printed. Are they actually value it? On this video, Adam Harig at FoxTailWhipz makes an attempt to reply that query by printing one of many housings accessible for his Tokina 28-70mm f/2.6-2.8 lens.

We featured quite a lot of 3D printable cinema lens housing kits right here on DIYP final February from creator Edward Park. He has produced quite a lot of 3D printable kits to allow you to flip your outdated and classic pictures lenses into cinema lenses. Kind of.

They provide it the majority and really feel of a cinema lens, offering comparable performance for issues like follow-focus items. Because it’s only a housing that bolts onto your present lens, it clearly does nothing for the optics. It’ll nonetheless have the identical appear and feel to the picture that it at all times did.

The cinema housing gives the massive 0.8 MOD gears to components just like the aperture, focus and zoom rings to be used with comply with focus items and motors. And that may be extraordinarily useful for those who’re repeatedly utilizing full video rigs and gimbals.

On the finish of the day, these are 3D printed elements. So, they’re going to appear to be 3D printed elements. They gained’t have the identical look as the unique lens – and even actual cinema variations of these lenses.

However for those who care extra about perform than type, these appear to be they is perhaps value testing. I’ll lastly must have a go at a few of these myself. I’ve a number of outdated lenses right here I’ve been fascinated with rehousing.