DIY Macro Lenses

Camera lenses are expensive! I had this itch for macro… what to do? I made my own.

The lenses


The images

This one was taken with my regular lens, for a sense of scale

A bit closer

A little bit more

Closer still

As close as I can get, this one was taken by mounting the camera on my cheap binocular microscope. At this scale wood looks more like straw. This is a sporidia, or maybe a conidia… I’m not sure.

Coffee and cream


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