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Is there a good hardware solution for generating shaped bokeh? I know Lensbaby has a set of filters that give various shapes — is there a similar solution for other lens?

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Bokeh Masters Kit

Available here: http://www.bokehmasterskit.com/

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This is exactly what I was looking for. Now I wonder if it's worth the $25 to have someone else cut the holes. –  beggs Jul 21 '10 at 5:10
    
It's not, get a rubber band, cut the stencils yourself in a few minutes. You can buy shaped hole punches to make different shapes easier. –  camflan Sep 12 '12 at 15:57

Just cut a hole in a piece of paper, and tape it over a wide-aperture lens? See, for instance, this link and this link.

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Yea, I've done this. Looking to se if there is a more "manufactured" and less "D.I.Y" solution. –  beggs Jul 20 '10 at 9:10
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As far as I can see, all the "manufactured" solutions amount to having somebody else cut a hole in a piece of paper (or, more likely, in a plastic lens cap). The lensbaby "creative apertures kit" is pretty much exactly that, by the look of it. –  Matt Bishop Jul 20 '10 at 9:24
    
Well, technically the Lensbaby ones are metal, but that's just because the tool to remove them from the system is a magnet. :) –  John Rudy Jul 20 '10 at 14:55

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