iPhone Camera: Macro with Magnifying Glass

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by FunkyJunk, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. FunkyJunk macrumors regular

    FunkyJunk

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    I read something recently (perhaps on TUAW, but I'm not sure) about how you could use the iPhone's camera with a magnifying glass to get reasonable-quality close-up images. This might be pretty obvious to shutterbugs, but I thought it was cool. I decided to try it out with my loupe and a book cover and see how it worked. I was impressed that you can clearly see the halftone screen rosettes.

    This is a very rough and quick demo. Click the thumbnails for full size.

    Without loupe, and with loupe:
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. JeffTL macrumors 6502a

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    What do you think a "close-up auxiliary lens" is? ;)
     
  3. aricher macrumors 68020

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    Makes me want to try using a door peephole to make a fisheye of my iPhone. Gonna hit Home Depot on the way home.
     
  4. FunkyJunk thread starter macrumors regular

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    Post up here and let us know how it worked out.
     
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  6. FunkyJunk thread starter macrumors regular

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    About an inch, maybe a little less.
     

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