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The Enthusiast's Guide to DIY Photography by Mike Hagen

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21. DIY BELLOWS

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A BELLOWS SYSTEM gives you the option to create a tilt-shift effect and selective focus effect without having lens flare. This project utilizes a toilet plunger, but you can use any type of bellows including automobile CV joint covers, shock absorber rubber, or black cloth over a Slinky.

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Parts List (Figure 21.1)

  • Bellows-style toilet plunger
  • Lens cap (base)
  • Glue (Gorilla Glue or similar)
  • Lens
  • Drill or drill press
  • 1.5″ hole saw
  • Hacksaw

21.1

Construction Steps

  1. 1 Cut off the handle from the plunger. Cut the bellows to your desired ...

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