Create Your Own Macro iPhone Lens

Create Your Own Macro iPhone Lens

Joelle Alcaidinho
Jul 27, 2010

Although carrying a camera around can be quite useful, we are more prone to use the one built into our cell phone than carry around an extra device. Granted, the photos from our cell phone are not nearly as good as our trusty point and shoot and not even close to our SLR, but it wins for the sheer convenience. One of the ways in which the camera in our cell phone sorely lacks is with macro photography, so when we saw this project on Instructables, we knew we had to share it.

A similar concept to the case above, Instructables user RVogel has created this simple lens cover to help improve the camera on the iPhone through the use of an add on lens.

This DIY project is fairly simple and requires very few parts and tools to make. Two of the key parts are music wire and an old disposable camera, making this project another great example of upcycling. Some of the tools that are required include pliers, tweezers, and wire cutters.

We think this simple project massively improves the camera on an old iPhone and is well worth the time to assemble. If the image above is any indication, this DIY is a great way to upcycle an old disposable camera and get a decent macro lens for your phone.

Check out the post on Instructables, for the complete instructions.

For some great camera guides and tips, check out these posts:

[Images: Instructables user RVogel]

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