If you’re out and about a lot and find yourself taking lots of
pictures with your iPhone, you might find a DIY macro lens very handy
indeed. A macro lens allows you to take close-up, detailed shots of
small objects. So a macro lens on your iPhone is perfect for capturing
the detail of everyday life.
You can buy macro lenses, but it’s easy to make your own for your
iPhone, iPad or any camera phone. It’s not hard and you’ll have the
satisfaction of having made one yourself.
- cling film
- Sugru (available from the Sugru website)
- old broken lens (or small magnifying glass)
- baking paper
Gather your supplies.
Begin by covering the camera lens and corner of your phone with the cling film.
Pull apart the lens or magnifying glass and isolate the glass.
Clean the lens and set aside for later.
Cut your Sugru from the packet.
Using about half of a small packet of sugru, roll a couple of
“spaghetti” strings. This is likely to stain, so roll on the baking
paper and protect your surface area.
Lay your lens onto your string of Sugru and roll the lens along the string to enclose it.
Use your scissors to cut the excess Sugru. You should now have a lens enclosed in Sugru.
Now position your magnifier over the camera lens. Gently press the
Sugru to ensure a tight fit around the glass and optimum positioning.
Turn your phone over and attach another spaghetti strand as pictured in the below images.
Roll the remaining sugru into a ball and press flat. Fill in the
corner. Double check your lens position and fit of the lens corner onto
Once you are happy with the fit of the lens corner, remove the cling
film and the lens from your phone and leave to cure for 24 hours.
After 24 hours, remove the cling film from the inside of your lens corner.
Clean lens to remove oily residue from the Sugru.
Fit to phone. You’re done! You’ve got all you need to let the detail of life shine.
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