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Taking Macro Shots with an Old Cellphone Camera

PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:34 pm
by DanG
I can afford buying plants every month because i don't spend much on "other" things. I was contemplating on purchasing a good camera so i can take macro shots but i already have a cellphone(Nokia N80 w/ 3 megapixels camera). However it couldn't take shit on close up views but i found a leeway to this shortcoming.

Use a small magnifying glass! Like the one in the swiss army knife:
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lens

Basically just stick the magnifying glass close to the camera lens and picture away!!!

These are my first shot attempts of Kratom.
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1 inch seedling - without lens

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with "corrective" magnifying lens

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Less than a cm seedling

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my 11th sprout!!! a few days old seedling


I'M SO HAPPY!!! I JUST SAVED MYSELF A FEW HUNDRED DOLLARS!!!
HOORAY FOR BEING A CHEAPO! :D

Re: Taking Macro Shots with an Old Cellphone Camera

PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:54 am
by SF
Wow DanG
Very Impressive indeed.
What strain are your Kratom seedlings?
How Old Are These Seedlings?
They look like there growing great.

Re: Taking Macro Shots with an Old Cellphone Camera

PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:59 am
by Ulmdorgr
Dan, you're a genius! I've been wanting to take fairly close up pictures for so long, and often run into difficulty (newer cameras are good, but still fail to some degree).

I will definitely try this out some day.

Re: Taking Macro Shots with an Old Cellphone Camera

PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:16 am
by DanG
SF wrote:What strain are your Kratom seedlings?
How Old Are These Seedlings?


I still have no idea what the strain is. I emailed the vendor again and i still haven't gotten a reply.
The first picture is about 3 months old? I've lost track... I should have documented them but i was just happy to get them to grow :)
The 2nd pic is a month old and the 3rd pic is about a few days old. I just saw it on Sunday.

I just chose Kratom as an example because the sprouts are the smallest in my collection.
Ulmdorgr wrote:I've been wanting to take fairly close up pictures for so long, and often run into difficulty (newer cameras are good, but still fail to some degree).

Thanks! Actually i saw a guide on how to take macro shots using cellphone cameras but the author used the lens of a dvd player. I noticed that the lens looked a lot like a magnifying glass so i tried it. And viola! Impressive looking photos :D I can even see my fingerprint using this method!

No more blurred close ups!!!

Re: Taking Macro Shots with an Old Cellphone Camera

PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:16 am
by DanG
3 Tips for close up shots:
1. Slow and steady breathing means steady hand
2. Good light source
3. NO FLASH!

Re: Taking Macro Shots with an Old Cellphone Camera

PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:02 pm
by DanG
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lol

Re: Taking Macro Shots with an Old Cellphone Camera

PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:28 pm
by dallanh
Very cool find. Thanks!