Seeing photographs using prisms, I wanted to explore the space. But, with a hand-held prism, it would be near impossible to have a consistent result to accurately document the capabilities.
Every tutorial I could find involved handheld prisms and the variability that entails. Until Madison Frances. She has a 2016 video describing how she attached a kaleidoscope to her DSLR:
Since then, rave culture has moved into the mainstream. I ordered a $13 pair of rave googles off amazon (the frames are plastic, but I was much more interested in having the easily removable glass lenses). And I picked up a simple UV filter to use with my camera ($6-10 depending on size).
After checking which side would need to screw into my camera, I glued the edges of the front-facing filter (I used gorilla glue I had lying around, but any sort of strong glue should work).
It’s important to only glue around the edges, because any glue streaks/smears could show up in the final image.I then pressed my prism’s flat size into the filter. I applied more glue around the prism’s edge, largely because I was worried about the fit (filter is 52mm vs. 50mm prism).