3D Printed Camera Lens, Made From A Monocle, Takes Amazing Photos

3D Printed Camera Lens, Made From A Monocle, Takes Amazing Photos

Stern outsourced the creation of the lens body to Paris-based 3D pritning outfit FABulous. However the glass, apparently from a monocle, was provided by Stern himself.

The photographer estimates the lens is equivalent to a 135mm f/1.8 device, though you can be the judge:

Image: Mathieu Stern
Image: Mathieu Stern
Image: Mathieu Stern

I’m sure the high-resolution raw images would reveal plenty of defects, but the photos are more than fine, all things considered. I doubt it’s something you’d take on serious snapping sessions — who knows what the build quality is like — but it’s a great experiment.

[Mathieu Stern via PetaPixel]