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Camera Eye Glasses
See the world as photos or film. Switch to your device once you've found the perfect shot.
For anyone who makes a living from capturing great photos
or directing film, these glasses allow a person to view the
world through lenses that resemble the various lenses of
his preferred photographic device.
There should be various lens types that would resemble the
views as seen through
a camera with the appropriate lens
attached. Other options, like focus modes, aperture, or
flash might add value to the experience.
The point of these glasses would be for an artist to view
his/her subjects as if holding a camera to the eye, but
without having to squint or hold up a heavy camera to one's
eye. Once inspiration hits, the artist removes the glasses
and switches to the device of choice to record or snap
23.976 fps Glasses
Different. [spidermother, Apr 29 2013]
Paillard Bolex Octameter
This was an early version of what you want. [lurch, Apr 29 2013]
||Or each lens frame could be shaped to look like two hands doing the "forefinger touching thumb on opposite hand" bit
||To replicate the view of a certain camera or lens exactly, wouldn't it take that same camera or lens? You can't replicate the depth of field of a Nikkor 24mm lens and DX sensor exactly without using a Nikkor 24mm lens and DX sensor.
||My Pa had a Bolex H-16 movie camera, which had
an "Octameter" viewfinder - so named because it
could show you the field of view for eight
different lenses. It's not obvious from the images
in the <link>, but it could be quickly disconnected
from the camera and used independently for
showing what your framing would be like. And, to
partially answer [DIYMatt], it was just an attempt
to get the field of view right, and sacrifices made
in things like depth of field, image quality, and so
forth. I imagine reduction of differences in view
would, incrementally, lead you to the end-point of
having the same lens.
||I was shooting for something a little better than just
"two hands doing the 'forefinger touching thumb on
opposite hand' bit", but not quite as good as "to
replicate the view of a certain camera or lens
exactly". Something like glasses with just a little
better view, somewhat similar to one's favorite
camera lens and settings.
||It's the HB. Dare to dream...