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  • Photo owner: Jay Daverth
  • Date Taken: Sun, 2012-01-29 20:20
  • Date Uploaded: Sun, 2012-01-29 20:53
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My camera came with a cheap 18-55mm lens that I've had sitting around for the last year. I found a video -- <a href="http://www.photographybay.com/2010/06/21/how-to-create-a-canon-18-55mm-supermacro-lens/" rel="nofollow">www.photographybay.com/2010/06/21/how-to-create-a-canon-1...</a> -- that deatils how to convert it into a supermacro lens. Totally awesome (though a crazy amount of hard work). Spent the whole night doing the conversion, so had very little time for actual photos, but here is one of the boards I'm not using anymore. Actually about the size of a U.S. Quarter!

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[http://www.flickr.com/photos/

[http://www.flickr.com/photos/15478831@N06] I'd call it difficult but worth it! It's not so much technical (a bit of soldering is involved) but the guy in the video clearly has the hands of an elf and the eyes of a Swiss watch maker! I watched the video a few times before trying it and was fully prepared to lose the lens in the process! His vid was with a Canon lens also, so it wasn't a perfect match for my Nikon.

Please make sure you let me kn

Please make sure you let me know how it works, I have a kit 18-55 that I might try this on. (How technical is it?)

That's so cool you did that..a

That's so cool you did that..awesome, Jay!
P.S.. I haven't read any Cory Doctorow - now I have to search and look into that book you mentioned, seems like it'd be something I'd love to read :)

Wow, I have an 18-55 sitting a

Wow, I have an 18-55 sitting around, I'll have a look at the video.

wow - good luck on your macgyv

wow - good luck on your macgyvered lens.

wow, that's so cool! looking f

wow, that's so cool! looking forward to more macros then! :)
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Wow, you clever man you!

Wow, you clever man you!

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[http://www.flickr.com/photos/29195036@N02] Thanks, I'm super excited about it ... Can't wait to give it a propoer spin!

so this is a shot from your mo

so this is a shot from your modified lens? If it is that's very clever!