Geeky Mod: Great Looking Macro Shots With Your Cell Phone

Although cell-phone cameras are improving in quality, offering higher pixel counts and better lenses, they still lack the photographic punch of a more advanced camera or DSLR. However, if you want to get more from your current cell phone camera without splashing out, you can by adding a macro magnifying lens to your device.

A recent modification by a modder by the name of Mathijs did just that. The modder took a macro lens from an old unused camera and strapped it to his HTC phone. The simple, yet slightly undignified, modification as seen in the video below, has surprisingly positive results.

Image credit: Hack A Day
Image credit: Hack A Day
Image credit: Hack A Day
Image credit: Hack A Day

A slightly more ridiculous modification, which includes taping an SLR lens to the back of the iPhone, can be found over at Hack A Day.

If you have tried modifying your cell phone camera then be sure to let us know in the comments!

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