Improve Your Digital Camera Extremely




in this Instructable I'll show you how you can take your amature digital camera to the extreme using just one item that you'll probably find in every home!
with this simple modification you will be able to take extreme macro images with your simple amature digital camera!
enjoy this one !
Watch the video :

Step 1: Lets Start!

All you need is a front lens of a regular binoculars and a masking tape!
- take your old binoculars and take off the front lens!
- attach the lens to the camera lens using a maskingtape!
- this step is complete!

next step : camera settings!

Step 2: Camera Setup!

If your camera has a manual mode , use it like this :
- manual focus (set to infinity)
- min aperture!- max F number! (in the picute: f8)
- max zoom for max magnification!

next step : how to use

Step 3: Focusing & Using

to focus on the subject you'll have to gently move the camera back and forth until you find that sweet-point where the picture is crisp and sharp! (this why we prefer manual-focus , so the camera will not change the focus once you already focused!)
this is the tricky part , but with some practice you will master the technique and will get amazing images easily!

this is it! I hope you enjoyed this Instructable and found it useful!

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    105 Discussions


    9 years ago on Introduction

     Raviv Stein, i have a question.  On pics you take, do you have to pay to have hem copyright or can you just put that on there? i was wondering for future reference!


    1 reply

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    I know it was 3 years ago that you asked this question and I hope this answer will help. No, you don't have to pay to have them copyrighted. The copyright automatically belongs to the photographer. And if I remember correctly is good for up to 75 years after the photographers death. The problem with this is of course, proof of copyright. If you ever feel that your photos have been stolen and being used for someone else's gain, you can take them to court over it. But, you must prove proof of copyright. That's were the paying for the copyright comes in. Copyrighting is easy though. You don't have to send high quality images in to the copyright office to have them on record as being your photos. You need only send them a disc with the images. Here's a link to the US Copyright office that explains some of what I said. You can explore their site to lean more.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    The fourth picture at the top (spider with 4 eyes) is so frickin funny but I cant quite put my finger. It's like a potential LOLCat, only less cuddly-looking. Someone put 'WTF' or something beneath it's arms. Now.

    2 replies

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Did it.

    Oh, and Raviv Stein, I didn't remove the copyright because this is yours. Take all the credit you want from it, I just did it for mattface.

    i seen u.jpg

    10 years ago on Introduction

    You have interesting insects around your home. Where about do you live?


    11 years ago on Introduction

    I have deleted my post (above) which was in reply to "usuck" as it was not of a constructive nature. This is my own choice. 3 wrongs don't make a situation right. As I can not add a constructive comment at the moment, best I don't comment. This explains my deletion and action. - eight

    2 replies

    11 years ago on Introduction

    In a pinch you can hold a decent magnifying glass over the camera lens. It is harder to get sharp focus without locking everything into place as isr_Raviv has done though. Once I filled the entire frame with a dime this way. I'd like to know how you would do a telephoto application. This would be great for cams that only have a digital zoom.

    1 reply

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    There would be nothing stopping you from making a cardboard tube ( couple of thin business cards or something ) made to slide up and down the camera lens, and attaching the binocular lens to it. by sliding it nearer / further you will have focus and zoom adjustment.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    Excellent instructable, however....
    would it be so hard to check your spelling?
    and is just a typo, can happen to anyone.
    Plural of "footage" is "footage", not "footages"
    PLEASE! don't take this comment as a slam, I gather English isn't your first language & if so, you've done really well, and I reckon your tip re binocular lenses used for macro purposes is excellent.

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    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Lighten up, fella. Besides, you should have included a colon after "re" or spelled out "regarding". Life's too short for slamming people for their grammar, don't you think? ;)


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Attn: toenailridge

    I certainly found your critique on isr_Raviv's spelling, inspiring, as I'm sure everyone did.
    Please take note... By language standards, English is difficult to master.

    toenailridge, as you are most obviously a perfectionist, I was SHOCKED at your use of the humble "&".
    ..."&" is an Ampersand !

    I think I will post this, so you too feel the embarrassment of a public "outing".

    An Ampersand is never to be used as a replacement for the word and".

    To quote the site "ScribeScribe"...
    All about ampersands

    This article explains when (and when not) to use ampersands.

    The ampersand (&) is an often over-used abbreviation for the word and.
    Its use should be limited to a few situations.

    Use an ampersand:

    • in certain company names; e.g. Smith & Jones Consulting;
    • if space is very limited; e.g. in a table with a lot of text;
    • when artistic considerations dictate; e.g. a logo; and
    • in some academic references; e.g. (Grant & Smith, 1998).

    Do not use an ampersand in general writing simply to abbreviate the word and. For example, we write:

    • We need to reorder toner cartridges and paper.


    • We need to reorder toner cartridges & paper.

    Please note that in keeping with the "be nice" policy, these comments are "positive and constructive".

    Rather than correct your punctuation, I'll just leave to to consider your errant ways, sir.
    Wolf Serileight

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Have you ever posted an Instructable? There's a spell check button. And in regards to the "be nice" policy: You're a hypocrite. You're biting toenailridge's head off for the EXACT same thing you're doing.

    eightWolf Seril

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Hi Wolf,

    Thank you for your thoughts.
    I hear you.

    My original point (if I may... ?)

    1) I dislike seeing people crapped on.
    Disclaiming it, does not negate the fact.

    Not everyone either speaks English as a 1st language.
    Using a spell checker mandates the ability to select an alternative word.
    Even then it can fall to colour as I would spell it or color as an American would.

    2) With regards to being a hypocrite... This sir, was my point.
    Crapping on another person after the effort of a post then acting in a contra manner on another level is hypocritical.

    Personally, I don't care one iota, if someone uses an ampersand incorrectly.
    This was a simple ploy, vehicle to illustrate my point.

    I feel it has worked however, it has embroiled both yourself and myself in a this tete de tete.

    I was a photojournalist for some time, (in various countries and) have travelled through 44 countries, and speak at least a few words in most languages.
    I have spent my live seeking an equitable footing, between interacting humans.
    I do not suffer fools nor bullies and vehemently object to anyone dismissing another's validity, if their view, manner or perspective differs from their own.

    Perhaps knowing this will explain, if not partially validate, my actions.

    So Wolf, with that I will stop.
    Thank you again for airing your perspective and thank you for listening to my perspective.

    I hope and believe that this will close the topic.
    If not, let me know.

    - eight