Step 5: Embedding the Lens
Find a drill bit that is the same size as or smaller than the diameter of the lens. Remember, you can always take more plexi away; adding extra plexiglass after drilling is not an option.
¾” from the front of the camera stage (in line with the bolt holes) drill a hole for the lens.
If the lens doesn’t quite fit, file or use sandpaper to enlarge the hole. Be sure to do this slowly and test the fit often. It is easy to overshoot and make the hole too large!
When using the stand, it is important to have the lens as close as possible to the camera. If you don’t plan on having your phone in a case when you use the stand, make the lens flush with the stage. Otherwise, leave the top of the lens slightly exposed (as is done in the image) so that the lens will rest closer to the camera.
EDIT: If you are using TWO lenses, stack them on top of another. Insert one lens from below the plexiglass and the second from above.