My wish list includes an Olloclip, but until I get one, I wanted to find a way to get some macro shots with my iPhone.
After viewing a few tutorials for making one, I decided to give it a try with a cheap $1.99 camera I bought at a thrift store.
I broke it open to remove the lens (with help from my husband). A ring dropped out of the camera so I have no idea where it was located, but I knew it would come in handy.
Next, I glued the lens to the ring with super glue. Sorry the shot is fuzzy, but I didn’t have a macro lens yet!
I then had to figure out a way to adhere it to my camera without going to a lot of trouble – this is a temporary lens until I invest in the real thing! I decided to use my kneaded rubber eraser to adhere it to my iPhone. I took a tiny strip and pressed it around the lens ring and it worked!
Ta-daa! I’ve got a macro lens!
Here are a few of my macro shots.
Below is an eraser without the macro lens
and here is the shot with the macro lens
I need a steady hand to get the really close shots so I’m looking into a tripod for my iPhone, but in the meantime if I enhance them a bit you can’t see the blur!
Here’s one enhanced with the Painteresque app.