Introduction: DIY Macro Photography

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Here are the steps I took to turn a cell phone into a perfectly good macro camera without the use of the kind you can buy on shelf. It's more fun to do it this way.

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Step 1. You'll see that this is a lens from a film\darkroom enlarger. You can do a search on ebay for an Anastigmat lens. Here's the full name of the lens I used for this project Anastigmat Fedar Enlarging Lens 3.5" 90mm F6.3 on mounting plate

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First, remove the plate but turning it counter clockwise. It spins off rather easily.

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Next, remove the three screws shown here. (You'll need a small or precision screwdriver)

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Once you've separated the parts you're going to use the second lens found screwed into the bottom half of the full set.

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This will be the result (almost there)

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You'll need to take this lens apart for the last time, screw the ring off of the bottom by turning it counter clockwise. You'll find a small glass lens, take it out, and leave it to the side.

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Take the ring and super glue it to your Samsung Galaxy S3 Commuter Otterbox as shown. Press down firmly on it for about 2 minutes and let it dry over night * Don't use generic super glue, it doesn't hold. Get locktight or something along those lines.

DO NOT DO THESE STEPS WITH YOUR PHONE IN THE OTTERBOX. REMOVE YOUR PHONE BEFORE GLUEING

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Screw the lens on the ring (now your mount)

Step 9: Here Are a Few Photos

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