Friday, September 10, 2010

DIY Nexus one macro lens

I was thinking about this for quite some time now. Finally, i made up my mind to make a macro lens extension and have those photos look more pleasing. The basic items required are lens (- the one used below is 25mm diameter), a 3.5mm audio jack, epoxy putty and Nexus one of course.

First, find a lens with a holder or a ring around it. I chose to break away the lens from a mini binoculars. 
Fix the audio jack to the phone and hold the lens to its likely position.
Mix the epoxy putty and shape it to hold the lens on to the audio jack.

Put the phone to silent mode (or reduce Ringer volume to zero). The phone tries to send the tones of the shutter snap through the audio jack which is actually not connected to audio output device. 

"Future Roadmap"
Why not use an Auto-focus lens and send signals via audio jack to control focus manually?

For now, let's just lean back and allow the slideshow to take over...

Download Macro Photo set and Comparison [12 Images] 10.2 Mb

Composition -

Photos - (Res. 2592 x 1944, - click to enlarge
Left - with lens Right - without lens


Matt? said...

kinda cool. would rather it be a real macro lens but then it wouldnt really be cheap at allwould it.

Bharath said...

..totally agree...;)

manojkumars said...

cool one.... cant we try the same thing on other mobiles???

Bharath said...

definitely you can... you just have to adjust the position according to the focal length of the lens..

RĂ©gis said...

excellent et pour le HTC DESIRE c'est compatible?

Bharath said...


~~ Yes!.. it is compatible with HTC Desire! :)

warakorn said...

Perfect camera&hand phone

warakorn said...

I would like it so much.

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