The Magnifier Macro Lens




Make your own macro lens out of a magnifier instead of paying hundreds of dollars/euros for a real one. And play around with the very short depth of focus.

Step 1: Step 1

You need a piece of (preferable black) paper, scissors, duct tape and a magnifier.

Step 2: Step 2

Roll up the paper and make a tube (about 2 inches/5 centimeter long) out of it that fits on top of your normal lens. Make sure the other end is big enough for the magnifier. Stick it together with the duct tape and put the magnifier on top. Stick the whole thing on top of your normal lens with the duct tape. Make sure you're still able to adjust the focus of your normal lens, so tape it carefully.

Step 3: Step 3

Take macro photos with this easily made & cheap lens!



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    8 years ago on Introduction

    so cool!!! I love taking nature pix, but no budget for new lens. i think we have the same camera, too, so this is perfect.

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    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks! I had a Canon EOS 1000D when I used this camera, I've got a 550D now. But you should try this out, it's really easy!