I had posted some photos in earlier posts of some photos I took with my phone through my Canon AE-1, well here's what I did...
Last night I was playing with the idea of attaching my phone to my SLR. Why? Why not? lol. I had a LG Dare awhile back that I played with this same idea. I was just sitting around at work waiting for the guests to arrive to get their photos taken when I butted by camera phone to the viewfinder of the DSLR I was using and snapped a few pics. They weren't the best but I just thought it interesting.
Some years later today (rather last night) I thought, "Hey, I should glue the detachable eyepiece on the viewfinder to my cellphone." And so I did last night. I actually hot-glued the eyepiece to the hard shell protective case for my phone. It took awhile to get it centered just right so the phone camera is in line with the viewfinder. I rushed it last night but I tweaked it out again earlier today. It doesn't fill the frame %100 and I had to zoom in on the phone camera so that at least most of the screen is filled then I'd tweak some of the camera settings on the phone and snapped a pic.
It's a pretty rough modification for the purpose and the photo quality can be questionable but I like how the photos turn out anyway. As I mentioned in earlier posts, some drawbacks are that you can see the focusing circle in the middle and anything else that you can see when you look through the viewfinder.
Focusing can be tricky because you need to first focus the SLR then hope your camera phone can focus the viewfinder. It also looks like a giant digital viewfinder for analog cameras haha. I'll put some samples below and some in my flicker account so you can see what kind of photos I'm able to take with this set up.
The eye-piece hot-glued to the phone cover:
Attached to the camera:
Photo taken with camera phone through SLR camera:
As you can see, there can be black borders around the photo since the whole frame isn't filled. Not saying I couldn't fill the frame, I can zoom in even more to do so but then a lot of the image gets cut out.
Raw photo straight from the phone:
Cropped and tweaked out some of the settings through photoshop: