Import Soul Wouldn’t it be nice if things just worked


Macro Photograpy

My past few posts have included really big pictures and this post includes some of the opposite.  Fiddling around with a lens I have pulled out of a laser printer I found that it greatly magnified things, the obvious next step was to attach it to the front of a camera and see what kind of photos you could take with it. It worked quite well but I had to try to manually focus the camera by adjusting how far I held it from the object and the photos had a very narrow depth of field.

A section of my desk pad where I have scribbled to get pens (standard ballpoint) working

Closer up of the pad, you can even see the fibers in the paper

Close up of some 2mm braided cord

As a last test out of interest I took a photo and LCD screen, the lines are so bright you cant even make out what was originally on the screen

Last of all here is the setup I used, all it is is the lens blu-tacked to the front of the camera, not shown is a piece of post it note over the flash to give a less glared image

Edit: I have also used this setup to take photos of some of the fine parts in my watch when I did repairs, this can be found HERE