DIY Solar Filters for DSLR and Phones

The shot at the top of this article was shot with the Iphone mentioned.

With the solar eclipse comng in just few short days, time for ordering screw on solar filters has passed. What to do? Make your own. You don’t have a DSLR, just a phone, DIY.

Here is how I created in 15 minutes a solar filter for my cameras.

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Take a small piece of cardboard and cut a circle the size of your lens opening

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Use your hood to draw a circle for the outside diameter

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Cut to the outside dimensions

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Glue the cardboard ring to the solar filter material

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Cut out the circle

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Hot glue to the lens hood

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Using a bit of scrap solar material, cut a piece to fit over the camera lens opening on your phone

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Make sure it covers the opening

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Place under your protector and over the camera lens

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In no time I made filters for all my cameras


Test shot with DSLR and solar filter. 

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Test shot with filter on Iphone

An extra pair of solar glasses can provide filter material for your phone. A piece of welding glass can be used as well.

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