Convert A Cardboard Tube Into A Cheap DIY Macro Extension Tube

Save your money for more lenses; convert a cardboard tube and some simple parts into a lens extension tube to take macro photographs on the cheap.

You’ll need a DSLR body cover, a lens socket cover, some hot glue, a lightproof tube (cardboard or metal is idea) roughly the diameter of your lens, and a dremel tool for cutting a hole in the body and socket covers. When you’re done following the tutorial at the link below you’ll have dirt cheap extension tube to help you snap macro photographs without shelling out for a macro lens.

DSLR Macro on the Cheap [Instructables via Unplggd]

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