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How to create macro lens for camera phone

Create Macro Lens for Camera Phone

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We can use magnifier lens for alternatif macro lens, we can buy this one at laboratory accessories shop, or Ace Hardware

We can use magnifier lens for alternatif macro lens, we can buy this one at laboratory accessories shop, or Ace Hardware

Magnifier that I use to build macro lens have zoom power until 15x, it's Krisbow KW06-680 Magnifier 15x

Magnifier that I use to build macro lens have zoom power until 15x, it's Krisbow KW06-680 Magnifier 15x

Only 19,800 IDR or 1.8US$ (prize on Ace Hardware)

Only 19,800 IDR or 1.8US$ (prize on Ace Hardware)

First step: Prepare magnifier lens, and others tools or source then support to make some breaket or lens cap. I use water pipe accesories with same size as lens cap and bracket

First step: Prepare magnifier lens, and others tools or source then support to make some breaket or lens cap. I use water pipe accesories with same size as lens cap and bracket

step 2  Split the hood lens of magnifier lens and clean up the lens using  smooth cloucth

step 2 Split the hood lens of magnifier lens and clean up the lens using smooth cloucth

Magnifier with lens cap from water accesories

Magnifier with lens cap from water accesories

Ruber from water pipe accesories, it can use to create breacket lens, and others plastic material can use for lens cap

Ruber from water pipe accesories, it can use to create breacket lens, and others plastic material can use for lens cap

Ruber bracket lens after punched, we can use cutter tolls to create it

Ruber bracket lens after punched, we can use cutter tolls to create it

Detail of  rubber beacket lens. Slightly less neat because there are still some remaining part. Make sure camera still on center area to minimize vignete efect

Detail of rubber beacket lens. Slightly less neat because there are still some remaining part. Make sure camera still on center area to minimize vignete efect

After lens attached to bracket and ready to use

After lens attached to bracket and ready to use

Macro lens with lens cap attached to cover lens mount fror dust and scrath

Macro lens with lens cap attached to cover lens mount fror dust and scrath

Comparation photo without optional macro lens (top left side), with medium macro lens (bottom left side) use lens from flashlight and photo with magnifier lens ( right side )

Comparation photo without optional macro lens (top left side), with medium macro lens (bottom left side) use lens from flashlight and photo with magnifier lens ( right side )

Sample macro with avaliable light

Sample macro with avaliable light

Others sample with beautiful red bug

Others sample with beautiful red bug

Yellow flower in macro photo with camera phone

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