The Spire on O’Connell Street inverted through an old traffic light lens
(Thanks Hugh Curran)
Of his retina-bothering Wicked Spyder III 3 Arctic and Krypton galaxy laser enhanced campfire, Tim Roman sez:
We created an awesome three dimensional starfield using the krypton with the star lens, and the Arctic laser with the perpendicular plane lens. We shot these into a campfire and people came from all of the nearby campsites just to have a look!
And staggered away blinded and screaming, bless ’em.
Canon zoomable lens cup EF 24-70mm 1:1F/4L IS USM telescopic Lens coffee Mug Cup (Zoom Version).
Snappy product description there. Still: a zoomable mug. You gotta love that.
About $38 on Amazon.
Hefting and peering through a high-end camera lens, you get a sense of the craft, the precision engineering, and the thoughtful design that went into it. But look at it in cross-section, as with this photo a neatly bisected Leica Tri-Elmar-M 28-35-50mm lens and the hellish, gorgeous complexity is revealed in a visceral way: “These were actually made by Leica students as a graduation project and boxed as a ‘cutaway model’ of the lens.”