ElCondor · Aug 2, 2010 at 12:00 pm

DIY: Homemade Nexus One Macro Lens: Amazing Macro Pictures!

XDA member hansmrtn has made an awesome hardware mod for his Nexus One. He managed to create a homemade macro lens that fits perfectly on his Nexus One camera:

Originally posted by hansmrtn

It was a lot of trial and error, but eventually I got it, and took amazing pictures, beyond what I ever thought was possible with a phone.

Although, the lens itself doesn’t look very professional, he was able to shoot pretty good macro pictures of several objects:


Refer to the thread for more pictures.

A couple of things y0u need: Super Glue, thick gauge wire, some tape, a disposable camera lens and some pliers. If you also want to try it out, hansmrtn made a little guide, including needed materials and the procedure. Remember that it will probably take some patience to make it and to stabilize the lens to fit the camera perfectly. It is not specifically for the Nexus One — you can do this with almost every device.

Check out the thread to start shooting your own macro pictures!


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