Introduction: IPhone Home Made Macro Lens

About: Electronics hobbyist and a DIYer and i love doing this stuff.

Step 1: Materials Needed

Prepare any glass Biconvex lens,just like the glass we use to see on a regular magnifying glass….dont use plastic lens they are not as good as glass.,.plastics lens can be easily scratch…i used an old biconvex lens taken out from an old zoom lens of a projector. Trial & error test first if you will achieve to snap shot a macro type of picture.

X-Acto knife
E.V.A foam
Cutting board
Rubber cement for bonding the foam
Cardboard for pattern making only

Step 2: Lens Bezel Preparations

Cut foam accdng to the diameter of lens you are using.,here i use biconvex lens with 38mm diameter

Step 3: Lens in Bezel & Clip

Make a pattern using cardboard for foam cutting accdng to your iphone model.,here i use my old iphone 4.

Step 4: Bezel & Clip

Sandwich the lens in between of the base bezel & bezel cap.,and attached the clip made on the back of the bezel.,.make sure to align the camera lens of your iphone accordingly ,focusing on the center of the lens you are attaching.

Step 5: The Cover/clip

Make a cover like in this image.,this will serve as clip of your Macro lens.

Step 6: How It Looks

Front View

Step 7: How It Looks

Back view

Step 8: How It Looks

Another view

Step 9: How It Looks

Focusing on a coin as near as possible

Step 10: Comparison

iPhone standard shot compared to iPhone with Macro Lens attachement,in same distance shot using tripod.See the difference in text & on image itself.

Step 11: More Sample Shot

With HomeMade Macro Lens.,Easy to make & very low in cost compare if you buy it conmercially.

Step 12: HomeMade Macro Lens

In different views