How to Make a DIY Macro iPhone Lens

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As great as the iPhone 4 camera is, it's not exactly ideal for macro situations. Luckily, you can build your own iPhone macro lens—with wire, glue and a disposable camera—so that it can be.

Instructable user RVogel decided to create his own macro lens for the iPhone and came up with a pretty nifty solution. Basically, he took the lens from a disposable camera and repurposed it on a mount to fit an iPhone (theoretically, you can create a mount to fit any cell phone camera).

It's a pretty tough job that involves some drilling, sanding, cutting, bending wires at 90 degree angles, and more, but after you're done, you can take pictures like this:

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Which is to say, not bad! His full instructions on making your own iPhone macro lens can be found here. [Instructables via Unplggd]

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probably get more effective results attaching your iPhone to a DSLR.

by that I mean modifying a camera to be a phone, not a phone to be a camera.