I think I heard my husband’s heart skip a beat when I asked him a couple of weeks ago how much a lens for the camera costs. “Why? Did the camera lens break?” I explained that the lens was fine and I was thinking more along the lines of a macro lens. Those cost about $150-$300 for our camera. Not really in the budget so I dropped it. Then, Mothers Day rolls around and my husband gives me this.
It is a DIY iPhone Macro Lens and it cost $6.00. Ahh freakin yeah! That is a serious Mothers Day gift success. Lots of thought put into it-check. Handmade-check. Excellent price-check. Surprising me with something that I wanted but thought I couldn’t have- check. All around great gift. So this little puppy slips onto my iPhone and allows me to get close up pictures.
Husband made it using a paperclip, a disposable camera and this tutorial. I have an invisible shield on my iPhone which you will need so that your phone doesn’t get scratched while you put on the Macro Lens.
Here are some pictures that I took with and without the macro lens. Pretty neat huh!