How to Take Macro Pictures With Blackberry Camera 9860




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Intro: How to Take Macro Pictures With Blackberry Camera 9860

Eventough Blackberry 9860 has a 5MP camera and a capability of taking macro pictures, however its results are not good enough.

To overcome this problem, I have this idea of using the lens from a "door viewer " with a diameter of 14mm and 35-50mm length.

Step 1 & 2 : Cut the end part of the door viewer and take out the lens.

Follow my step then you can taken good macro pictures with blackberry camera.

Step 1: Cut the Door Viewer

Step 2: Rear Lens

Step 3: Take Lens

Step 4: Put the Lens on Case

Step 5: Glue (optional)

Step 6: Insert

Step 7: Done

Step 8: Camera Setting

Step 9: Trial

Step 10: Sample

Step 11: Sample

Step 12: Sample

Step 13: Macro Photography With Blackberry Camera



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    Irwind Kee

    5 years ago on Introduction

    im using Sony ericson elm and for lens from pointing laser. image about 3 guy picture on windows vista OEM DVD

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    6 years ago on Introduction

    Nice job and better image quality than a lot of expensive phone macro lenses. For those who don't want to hack up a door peephole, you can get small glass lenses cheap at I know this because I used their lens for my iPhone macro lens:

    That lens had 51mm focal length (I got that by trial and error). It's $4, but they often have sales.

    If the poster of this instructable has the time, he/she can measure the focal length of the lens they used by focusing a distance light source (like a light fixture) onto a piece of paper. When the image is in focus, the distance between the lens and the paper is the focal length. You don't have to be exact. A shorter focal length will give more magnification, but I found that trying for too much magnification adds distortion.

    The "Lens Finder" on the Surplus Shed site will search their stock based on diameter, focal length, and type (I used plano-convex so I'd have a flat side next the phone.

    Not affiliated with Surplus Shed in any way. It was the cheapest place I could find to get decent glass.

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    6 years ago on Introduction

    I love your project and pictures. I just wonder how many other lenses had been tried on before coming up with this.

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    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks jacob. Got the idea out of the blue, Tried it once n it works.. Then i share it here. Hope it's useful for u n the others


    6 years ago on Introduction

    I wonder you put the lens over the wrong hole, you'd end up with a concentrated beam of light for the flash.

    Una idea geniale complimenti e semplice e funzionale e a basso costo una idea per sperimentare con altri telefonini


    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    What does macro and micro refer to when it comes to photography?

    The word macro means big, whereas the word micro mean small. So how is it that these two terms related?

    If the subject you are photographing is small and you want to make it look big, you end up with a “macro” view of a “micro” subject.

    taken from:


    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction


    In photography macro is an extreme close up of an object giving an image on the film (or sensor) from 1:1 or same size as object, to 10:1 or ten times the size of the object.

    Micro is an image larger than 10:1 usually obtained with a microscope but with today's equipment a microscope is not essential unless one wants extreme close ups.

    Manufacturers of lenses incorrectly and falsely mark zoom lenses in particular as "Macro" when they really cannot achieve macro photos. They are in reality "Close up" pictures.


    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    macro and micro are Greek words(macro=μακρυς,micro=μικρος).
    μακρυς=long,big / μικρος=small,little