Turn A DVD Lens Into A Mobile Phone Macro Lens

Enjoy macro photography and wish you could snap macro pictures more often? If you have an old DVD player or drive laying around, you can recycle parts from it to make a tiny macro lens.

It turns out that the little lens inside DVD players is just about the perfect size and magnification to turn the tiny lenses of mobile phone cameras into a macro tool. All you need is a drive to hack apart, a piece of stiff posterboard or plastic to mount the lens in, and a little bit of poster tack or painter's tape to hold the lens mount in place over your cellphone's camera lens.

The result? Your cameraphone now has a significantly more intense gaze.

Check out the photo to the right for an example of what the dvd-macro-lens is capable of and visit the link below for additional pictures and information.

Super Macro Your mobile phone Camera With A DVD Lens [via Make]


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