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.