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DIY: Macro SLR lens for just $9

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Macro Lens

In an effort to cover something other than the Wii today, lets talk about a nice little DIY project. According to the MAKE blog, Flickr user Rautiocination has been taking some crazy macro shots. The secret is, he/she doesn’t even have a macro lens. The lens that Rautiocination used is one built out of a couple of old lenses and $9 worth of parts from eBay. Check out his description of the macro goodness.

“an ungodly abomination, a EF 90-300 mm lens which is male to male filter coupled to a EF-S 18-55 lens …potential magnification is around 300 / 18 = ~16x (not taking into account non-full frame sensor, for which i am not sure how it would affect the result in the end)! granted at this mag the lens would be well over a foot long and need the subject to almost be almost _in_ the lens…total cost for me: $9 adaptor from e-bay (as i already had the lenses)”

Check out the Flickr photoset captured using this makeshift macro lens.

Read [MAKE Blog] Via [Gizmodo]

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  • Vidyamadhu

    Hi,
    If i want to take snaps of Birds,Insects which lens I have to use?

  • jjf

    According to the MAKE blog, Flickr user Rautiocination has been taking some crazy macro shots.

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  • Conrad

    thanks for the nice share…DIY is awesome!

  • ik

    beetje jammer dat het niet helemaal echt is :)