This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
Always On: DIY: iPhone Macro Lens
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

Always On: DIY: iPhone Macro Lens

3:36 /

Sharon Vaknin shows you how to make an iPhone macro lens for less than $10!

If you try to get extreme close ups using -- found it. Probably noticed that the object start to blur when you get too close and you have to back up. The solution to visitors to use a Mac Pro labs you can buy them online purchase one eat up forty bucks but court. I found a way to do it myself for less than ten dollars. So here's what we needed to -- When you finally to magnify what the landing -- and the most obvious solution here is to use a magnifying glass. So I think this is -- -- for about eight bucks that RadioShack into the quick and dirty solution. Is to just hold the Jewelers -- up against my lands. And it go close and it and take the shot. So that's the quick and dirty way to do it but I. Even more permanent solution so I -- it might own a taxable macro Latin here's what I used. I grabbed a disposable camera. It's crazy they don't have an old USB flash drive. And I'm microfiber cloth. -- I need to break open this disposable -- -- vary depending on the type of disposable camera you get. For reference that's the Kodak are it's I haven't open and this is the baby that's what I need I need to grab this lands. -- inside the camera so. Who's -- -- -- right off the lens or -- just be careful. You don't want to scratch and it. Tweezers have come in handy here aren't I am done with as disposable camera. I have grabbed my USB flash drive and remove this part from it. Now the way am going to assemble it is I'm going to -- the ones here and then it'll slide right over my iPhone. So I'll applies some crazy -- Be careful because -- -- your finger sticking together and just. Just a couple -- Around the outside of this command and now -- gently. Place. The lands on top. -- it and give it a nice push. And this should be dry within a couple minutes now what I did is I took this frame out and actually glued it to this side of the USB drive because. I don't want this gadget. Scratching my iPhone so once it's dry it's ready to go all I have to do is slide it right on top of my I found. It's it's -- it doesn't -- And I will launch my camera and now. I can get super close to the -- victory here. Snap -- and you can actually see the whole texture of the quarter to. Let me show you another example the grab this book. And -- I am going to zoom in on some text. Look at just how close I can get that tax. Now if I didn't have the macro enzyme that all that text would be blurry out have to back up a lot to see it clearly. And always have a microfiber cloth around with you in case your -- aggregates dirty personalized. Okay -- nine DIY macro lens and think -- -- -- calls for inspiring me on this project. God making yours and send your sample photos to always on cnet.com.

New releases

Tomorrow Daily 044: NASA advances...
21:48 August 28, 2014
On today's show, Ashley and Khail talk about NASA's newest milestone in their journey to Mars, Leap Motion...
Play video
Google experiments with drone deliveries...
1:14 August 28, 2014
In a Google X effort dubbed Project Wing, drones would fly a programmed route but adjust to situations like...
Play video
2015 Lincoln MKC
8:33 August 28, 2014
The 2015 Lincoln MKC has some stiff competition with the Cadillac SRX and Audi Q5 as its benchmarks. Brian...
Play video
Apple's iWatch is expected to be...
5:11 August 28, 2014
Apple officially makes September 9 the date for their next product announcements. The iWatch and new iPhones...
Play video
Apple invite arrives, speculation...
2:28 August 28, 2014
Invitations to Apple's big event on September 9 landed Thursday in the hands of tech journalists, including...
Play video
Google Glass app detects age, gender,...
5:57 August 28, 2014
This week on Crave, we teach digital toddlers how to read, watch two goldfish fight to the virtual death,...
Play video
Extend the battery life of your...
3:13 August 28, 2014
CNET's Dan Graziano tells you how to squeeze the most juice out of the battery in your MacBook Air or MacBook...
Play video
Before Apple's big event, Samsung...
2:54 August 28, 2014
Perhaps Samsung and LG are worried Apple might reveal an iWatch? Both companies promote updated smartwatches,...
Play video
 

Video discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre