Make a Removable Macro Lens for your Phone to Capture Macro Photographs [DIY]


Today Smart phone photography can be comparable with DSLR standards in terms of photo quality  . Currently camera’s like the Nokia Lumia 1020 have been able to redefined smartphone photography and make it popular among the consumers and photography enthusiasts . I myself love photography as a hobby . Apart from my DSLR , i usually prefer to use my phone for regular photography , the main reason being its portability .

I am always on the look for new tips and tricks to improve my photography skills . A few days back while surfing through the internet i found myself this amazing Do it yourself guide , which taught me how to use make use of broken laser pointers and create a removable macro lens for my phone . Now i am going to share with this amazing and simple DIY guide with you .

This Do it yourself guide is very simple and easy  to follow . If you have a non functional laser pointer at your home , then you can follow the instructions below to make a removable macro lens for your cell phone and capture amazing macro photographs  . Even if you don’t have a laser pointer , go and get one because this guide is worth it .

What you will need ?

  1. A Laser pointer
  2. A hair clip
  3. sticky tape

Follow these instructions

  • Step 1: open up the top end of the laser pointer .


  • Step 2: carefully take out the focusing lens inside the laser pointer .


  • Step 3: Take a hair clip and place the lens between it as shown in the picture below .


  • Step 4: Now carefully place the lens part above your phone’s camera and attach the hair clip behind your phone with a stick tape . Run the camera app on your phone and check if the lens needs to be flipped .


  • Step 5: There you go now you have a fully functional smart phone with a macro lens .


Note : Sometimes the camera may capture blurry images , you need to hold your breath to minimize any kind of movement while taking macro photographs . Macro photographs can be very difficult to capture but once you see the results you will be inspire for more . Here are a few example of photographs taken from the camera :

Go ahead and experiment with your new macro lens and take some amazing macro photos . Don’t forget to share your photos with us on our Facebook page .

Source : iandroid

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Lovejeet is a Proud Geek and tech. enthusiast, who is ardent to learn more about the technology that surrounds us. He loves to tinker around with his gadgets and when he find something new and exciting, he shares it with you on this blog. Last but not the least he is a true gamer by heart. Connect with him on and Twitter


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