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    First picture with home made Macro Lens ...

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    I was too eager to put the lens on , and it fogged / fumed up on the inside ( drying paint ) , I still got off a shot or so ...

    I was surprised it actually works ..

    I peeled the pringles can a little pulling off the lens , so now its not quite as nice looking ( put black tape over the tear ) ...
    Looks like I have to wait for the paint to dry ...

    Image is un-cropped , simply down sized ...
    I used :
    Plastic body cap
    Pringles Can
    Magnifying lens

    More pictures soon
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    I didn't get the plastic body cap until I realised that's where the magnifying lens is held.
    Assuming the drying paint was inside the "tube" and black?
    I'm interested in how this goes.
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    Here are some pictures :

    Its a Pringles tube .. The base has a body cap glued to it , hole cut .. So the bottom is like a normal lens ( Almost )
    The the tube was sprayed inside and out ( you can see the tape covering the peeled part of the can )

    The front of the tube , will have a magnifying lens fitted ( you can see where it was in the picture )
    And Viola , a Home made Macro Lens ... I was worried about the length of the can , but it seems to be ok ...
    So once the paint has dried , and no longer fuming , I should have a working Macro Lens ...

    I might do this again :
    and try for a more professional looking DIY , since I botched this one ...

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    Look out zeiss,.

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    Why not silver inside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mary Anne View Post
    Why not silver inside.
    ???? Was spraying with the black paint , so black Not sure , but black might help with the light ? ( Flare or reflection on the inside )

    I hope the paint will be dry Now , so maybe some clear pictures tomorrow

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    OK !

    The tube is still fuming , I fixed the lens by wiping it with white vinegar , it no longer fogs up ..
    But the mirror and sensor are fogging up , some times you cant win ...

    Another issue , without an aperture , its supper wide open , like maybe F2 or something ...
    It might want a fixed aperture ?

    Hmmmm , if I were to do it again ?

    Maybe not paint the inside , maybe line it with some black card/paper ...
    Make a fixed aperture out of the black card/paper ...

    Still , a bit of fun I guess !
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    Good to see someone having a go at making different items. Experiment some more and you WILL get it right cheers Brian
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