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ncprevost Apr 29, 2003 11:05 AM

one dollar macro lens!
 
I made a macro lens for my digicam with a cheap plastic magnifying glass, some cardboard and tape. It works great! here is a pic example.http://ghs.gresham.k12.or.us/jjones/macrotest.jpg

ncprevost Apr 29, 2003 11:07 AM

oops try herehttp://ghs.gresham.k12.or.us/jjones/macro%20test.jpg

milleniumdesigns May 2, 2003 4:16 PM

waw its nice how that filter captured that microscopic dirt in your keys and and makes it really visible hehehe


nice idea, post pics of the filter(cleaned)

Louise Parrish May 16, 2003 11:25 PM

NcPrevost - red X
 
Can't Open photo of your lens.

Louise Parrish

Louise Parrish May 16, 2003 11:25 PM

NcPrevost - red X
 
Can't Open photo of your lens.

Louise Parrish

joefzd May 20, 2003 6:23 AM

You've got to get a new keyboard. Nice photo, I'm going to try it myself.

Mathilde uP Jul 9, 2003 6:37 PM

What was the cardboard construction? Could you be so kind to place a picture of your photo filter here?

Seems that most crucial part is the larger the magnification the more steady the filter should during the photo (duh, what's new)

Microscopic view of fungi was taken with Canon Ixus 1 on a tripod and a plastic toy microscope (even looking at it shakes the image) .
[img]
http://www.desk.nl/mupe/photos/macro...023_IMG_sx.jpg
[/img]

Next I tried with same camera in low light condition and handheld with left normal macro setting and right a good 8x lens
http://www.desk.nl/mupe/photos/macro/lenstest.jpg

Using camera on delayed timer would have helped.

Mathilde uP Jul 9, 2003 6:38 PM

What was the cardboard construction? Could you be so kind to place a picture of your photo filter here?

Seems that most crucial part is the larger the magnification the more steady the filter should during the photo (duh, what's new)

Microscopic view of fungi was taken with Canon Ixus 1 on a tripod and a plastic toy microscope (even looking at it shakes the image) .
[img]
http://www.desk.nl/mupe/photos/macro...023_IMG_sx.jpg
[/img]

Next I tried with same camera in low light condition and handheld with left normal macro setting and right a good 8x lens
http://www.desk.nl/mupe/photos/macro/lenstest.jpg

Using camera on delayed timer would have helped.

flakes Jul 19, 2003 8:28 AM

Bumping cuz I'd like to see a picture of this "magnifying lens" as well!

Mathilde uP Jul 19, 2003 7:11 PM

The photos of ncprevost encouraged me to tp take my macro lens experiment a step further.
I came up with next reusable construction;
http://www.desk.nl/mupe/photos/macro/macrolens_s.jpg

The macrolens adapter is made for a Canon Ixus/ Elph (first version)

Photo's are made with Canon Ixus/Elph (first version). No zoom, or flash is used. Only a small area is sharp;
1:1 crop of 2' photo;
http://www.desk.nl/mupe/photos/macro...3_IMG_crop.jpg

Note this camera has no apperture options. Resized full photo
http://www.desk.nl/mupe/photos/macro...443_IMG_sx.jpg

Scene without 'macro lens'.
http://www.desk.nl/mupe/photos/macro...467_IMG_sx.jpg

Pincussion is acceptable with this lens, but the color abriviation is horrible.


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