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In this instructable I'll show you how to make a Macro lens. Macro lens's are used to take close up pictures of stuff. Most cameras (like mine) can't take a clear picture if the object is to close, this lens will help when taking really close up pictures. This is great for taking pictures for an instructable!

You'll Need:

- Some small Lens's (you can get these from Binoculars, Cheap rifle scopes or small magnify glasses, or pretty much anything)
- A Dremel
- A Razor
- Card Board, Wood
- Small Plastic bottle


 
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Step 2: 2nd Lens Type

This is a better model, but its a little harder to make. First, you'll have to find a plastic bottle that fits over the lens of your camera. Then, once you find a bottle bottom drill a hole the size of the lens and put the lens in the hole, now you have completed your lens.

Step 3: Attaching the Different Lenses

Here is how I attach the lenses, this will differ on what type of camera you have.

Step 5: Resulting Pictures

Here are some pictures I got.

Ask if you have any questions

Enjoy!!
sgsidekick4 years ago
I have that same camera! It fits in my purse where my other one doesn't. And....find that the macro just doesn't do what I want it to, so this is a good instructable for me! What did you use for the lenses? I HAVE to go get it and make this!! I'm an amateur photog who is starting to win blue ribbons now at the fairs, but I want MORE!! *haha*
Emsaid (author)  sgsidekick4 years ago
I got the lenses out my brothers old pellet rifle's scope, you can get cheap scopes at wal-mart for a couple of bucks.
Could a lens from another un working camera be used, or does it have to be from a scope or telescope?
I have a sony handyDCR-SR68camcorder , close ups are very hard to get clear.
It has auto focus will an additional lens effect the auto focus?

Also no software any one have the software I can download, i bought the camera
a month ago it was a display got a great deal but not happy with some functions.
Can anyone help ?
Emsaid (author)  mrmartyman71 year ago
yes, any type of lens will work. however some may not work as well as others (not magnify as much as others)
sounds to me like all lens are equal, but some are equalizer then others
Thanks for the fast reply I will work on it , nothing fancy at first and then post my results . After I see how to improve it I'll post more results.

This is a great thread thank you
hpnerdghmk2 years ago
Thanks guy!! it work!
and sorry for my English "google translator".....
Ray-l-l2 years ago
Nice idea. It looks like it works great.
spooner20072 years ago
The ingenuity of people :)
can you post more information on where to get these little lenses from? Ebay maybe? That's the most difficult part!
I have these two, the results are amazing even with $50 camera :)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/30-x-21mm-Jeweler-Loupe-Eye-Magnifier-Magnifying-Light-/280561985220?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4152cc26c4

http://www.ebay.com/itm/30x-21mm-Jewelers-Eye-Loupe-Magnifier-Magnifying-glass-/180897430570?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a1e53bc2a
can u please mail this pdf file to me
my email id is rishabkhincha@yahoo.com
that is crazy! This will definitely help with my phone camera
lopeznora2 years ago
I appreciate you for posting such a wonderful information.
AmpOwl2 years ago
Great idea. This would be really good for taking pictures of my really small instructables.
Emsaid (author) 4 years ago
I got these lenses from an old rifle scope. you can buy scopes from wal-mart for around $5
yeah those scopes work pretty decent on top of a paintball gun/airsoft gun.  Great secondary use!
Another interesting idea would be to use a cap from a milk jug or something like that so you could easily adjust the focal length
robert s.4 years ago
Wow sweet idea!
lockdown964 years ago
where you get the lens thing you put on cardboard ?
lemonie4 years ago
Can you show how these mount on the camera? Diagram if you've only got the use of one camera at a time I suppose... L
Emsaid (author)  lemonie4 years ago
sure!
lemonie Emsaid4 years ago
Oh yes, very nice - you do have 2 cameras then? L
Emsaid (author)  lemonie4 years ago
4 actually, I by cameras off eBay fix them and sell them again, so really that's the only one I use, cause the rest are kinda broken. I used my Dad's camera for the Pics
lemonie Emsaid4 years ago
Why don't I see any "How to fix a digital camera" Instructables? Protecting your business...? L
Emsaid (author)  lemonie4 years ago
well mostly because almost all cameras are different, with different problems and it would be really hard to show how to fix them
lemonie Emsaid4 years ago
Yes, but there are general principles, you could get at least one good Instructable out of this, people would most likely be interesred.

L

(e.g. my How not to...)
You're right lemonie, people would be! I would be interested in fixing a buggy flip out screen.
Emsaid (author)  lemonie4 years ago
yeah i could try..
haha WAS a tiny spider SQUISH!
Emsaid (author)  GarbageMan5004 years ago
...maybe...
foobear4 years ago
Wow, the photograph of the eagle on the quarter is amazing. Better than the macro lens on my digital camera. nice!