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By Dr Valentine (Sat Oct 27, 2007 at 09:23:06 PM EST) Macro, photography, hacks, pringles (all tags)
Big pictures of small things - with a delicious twist ending!

(Obvious Warning: Image-heavy post)

So I got a new macro lens today, and have been having a fun time pointing it at various things.

Mundane objects hide all sorts of interesting details!


Crap on my desk:

My cheap "jewelry":

Here, for completeness' sake, I have included a photo taken by my pal MRB (who some of you got to meet in Boston) featuring myself and my new macro lens.

I promised a delicious twist - and here it is: My new macro lens was home-made for about $5 from a Pringles can, a pair of $1 magnifying lenses and tape, and attached to my Canon PowerShot A550 using a bit of clothes-hanger wire!

Finally, here is a shot of the makeshift macro apparatus before being inserted into the tube:

That first image of the lighter was actually taken this way, by manually aligning magnifying glasses!

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Sweet pics. by muchagecko (3.00 / 1) #1 Sat Oct 27, 2007 at 11:24:33 PM EST
Thanks for the tip!

"It means more if you have to earn it, even if it's by doing something as simple as eating a meal." Kellnerin
Sweet. by toxicfur (4.00 / 1) #2 Sun Oct 28, 2007 at 01:41:41 AM EST
Those are really cool pics. And I'm kind of proud of myself that I didn't recognize the cigarette lighter at first ....
If you don't get a Bonnie, my universe will not make sense. --blixco
i did by LilFlightTest (4.00 / 1) #6 Sun Oct 28, 2007 at 07:36:02 AM EST
though i'm fairly good at recognizing small portions of large things.
if de-virgination results in me being able to birth hammerhead sharks, SIGN ME UP!!! --misslake
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Very... by ana (4.00 / 1) #3 Sun Oct 28, 2007 at 01:54:33 AM EST
cool. I should get me a couple magnifying glasses.

Power up your flaming yo-yos already! --StackyMcRacky

I can't believe you left out the screw by dark nowhere (3.00 / 1) #4 Sun Oct 28, 2007 at 05:43:28 AM EST
it was IMO one of the better ones

See you, space cowboy.

That's pretty damn cool. by blixco (4.00 / 2) #5 Sun Oct 28, 2007 at 06:26:23 AM EST
Nice cheap setup, too.  Damn.
"You bring the weasel, I'll bring the whiskey." - kellnerin
Very impressive... by Lady Jane (4.00 / 1) #7 Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 03:51:48 PM EST
and congrats on your first post!

"Buttons aren't toys" -- Trillian
The screw by Dr Valentine (2.00 / 0) #8 Tue Oct 30, 2007 at 12:36:47 PM EST
There are more pics like the screw that dark nowhere mentioned. I didn't think that the screw was all that impressive but I will probably put it in "Adventures in Macroland II"

And thanks, Jane ;)

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