DIY: Mobile Phone Custom Macro Lens

dvd_macrolensIt’s widely known that mobile phone cameras aren’t that great at taking pictures in anything but standard conditions with a still subject. A Flickr user named cnflikt decided to create his own macro lens to his phone to capture some decent close-up shots.

To create the DIY macro lens cnflikt used a focusing lens from an old DVD player and then mounted the said lens to a cardboard cut-out. Once created the lens was attached to a Sony Ericsson K800i and then was ready for testing.

Shots taken with the macro lens were quite impressive and if you decide to make your own, just find an old DVD/CD? player that’s lying around your home and hack it to bits to recover the lens in the drive section.

Check out the results over at Flickr.

Via: OhGizmo


  1. According to me it is great that you are create your own macro lens to your phone to capture some decent close-up shots and attaches to Sony Ericsson K800. That’s great work. nice information and thanks for sharing.

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