Game Boy Camera DSLR Lens

Photo credit: Bastian Ekeler via Peta Pixel

Photographer Bastiaan Ekeler decided to upgrade his Game Boy Camera with a custom Canon EF lens mount, which gives it a maximum focal length of just over 3,000mm. “The Game Boy Camera has a sensor size of about 3.6mm2, which seems equivalent to a 1/4″ sensor. This gives the GBC a crop factor of about 10.81. With my 70-200mm f4 mounted on a 1.4x extender, this gives me a max equivalent focal distance of about 200 x 1.4 x 10.81 = 3,026.8mm,” said Ekeler. Continue reading to see photos taken with the lens and more information.

Game Boy Camera DSLR Lens
Game Boy Camera DSLR Lens
Game Boy Camera DSLR Lens
Game Boy Camera DSLR Lens
Game Boy Camera DSLR Lens
Game Boy Camera DSLR Lens

“Fun fact, this combination gives me almost the exact focal length to get the moon to fill the tiny 128 x 112px frame. Shooting the moon handheld with a ~3000mm equivalent lens on an unlit Game Boy screen that updates at about 1fps in low light situations is not an easy task, but I got a couple of shots in!,” adds Ekeler.