“Collecting old and weird lenses is a passion of course, but sometimes I want to experiment with my own creations.”
As you know from previous video’s we’ve shared, Paris-based photographer Mathieu Stern has been exploring the world of old and wonderful lenses on his YouTube channel “Weird Lens Challenge“. The idea being to mount all sorts of lenses (the older and weirder, the better) to a modern mirrorless camera and see how they perform. But for his latest challenge, Mathieu set out to design and create his own lens by using 3D printing, and see what results he could achieve.
“You don’t need to buy ultra expensive lenses to make great images,” he continues. “A $4 plastic lens will make great results; what really matters is your vision, ideas and creativity.” says Mathieu.
See a few of the resulting images below: