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Hacks and Mods: DIY Cheap Macro Lens
For all photography and video enthusiasts, a macro lens is more than just a basic necessity. A macro lens is very useful to provide detailed images of small objects or features. Even though almost every photographer or video recorder needs one of these, they are quite expensive and hence not everyone can afford it.
Nevertheless, there is a way to make yourself a macro lens. Everything can be achieved by using any lens, two plastic bottles, super glue, and duct tape. A photography or video device to which the lens has to be attached is also required.
First of all, the neck of a bottle is cut using a hot knife. Another piece of plastic that is similar to the shape of the bottle’s neck is cut out from a different bottle. This plastic section is placed at the bottom. This forms the base on which the lens will have to be placed.
The lens will be held close to the bottle neck using super glue. After holes are made at appropriate positions at both ends of the device, it is now ready to be attached to any camera. It can be attached permanently using super glue, or temporarily with some duct tape.
The lens device will be placed directly over the standard lens, allowing the camera to take a precise photograph of small features using the original programming.