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Neat iPhone photography trick


#1

Hello Everybody!

I wanted my first real posting to be of value, since I’ve gleaned so
much from the site and all of you.

Some of you may have already discovered this, but for those who have
not…

You can take excellent quality photos of jewelry with your iPhone!

Just take a 10x loupe of decent quality and place it over the lens
of the iPhone when photographing. It become a macro lens attachment
that will provide you with outstanding macro photos. Make sure the
loupe is nice and clean before you try it though! It won’t replace
an expensive camera setup, but it will take great photos on the fly.

This can work for other phones as well, but the lens placement on
the iPhones make it easier for it to be used with most loupes. Also,
it seems that the software and CCD chip are better on those phones,
though I hate to admit it since I am a solid Android user :slight_smile:

Kudos to Layne Zuelke for discovering this awesome little bench
trick.

DL


#2
Just take a 10x loupe of decent quality and place it over the lens
of the iPhone when photographing. 

Slaps forehead.

Brilliant Derek. I don’t have an iPhone but I put a loupe in front
of my digi camera and it works like a charm. The reason I slap the
forehead was that as an avid birdwatcher, I used my camera with my
binoculars in the same way, but I never made the connection to a
loupe.

Thanks for the idea.
Cheers, Hans
http://www.meevis.com


#3

What about an iPad? What do you think? I have the iPad 3.

Susan Thornton


#4
What about an iPad? What do you think? I have the iPad 3.

Why ask? Go do it and tell us about the results! the iPad 3 has a
pretty good camera, I’ll bet you get decent results.

best regards,
Kelley Dragon


#5

I have taken shots with my phone using a 10x and a 30x loupe. It’s
really fun. You guys might also look at some of the tiny, attachable
lenses available for phone cameras too (iPad too). Little telephoto,
macro and fisheye. There are several companies making these gadgets.
I take many photos with my iPhone now and edit them with apps right
on the phone, then upload. Very handy.

-Carrie


#6

Thanks Hans. By the way, you make some excellent pieces! And if I
lived in the places you and your wife have lived, I would probably
bird watch as well!

DL


#7

This is really cool. Thanks for the tip!!


#8
What about an iPad? What do you think? I have the iPad 3. 

I think you can actually buy a lens that clips on an iPad. CIA


#9

Wish I knew what trick you are using to focus! I would love this to
work for me; using a 3GS; how are you obtaining focus? I just get a
blurry mess.


#10

Iphone too. A macro lens…


#11

Holly,

It’s just like your eye. Just keep playing with the distance until
it comes into focus. The phone should do the rest.

DL


#12

I have been using a Nikon Coopix 950 with my microscope to get detail
shots of my work for about three of years. Not all cameras can do
this well, but this one does. I just place the lens right up to the
eyepiece and take the shot. I’d try it with my cell phone, but the
camera on it is terrible. Time for an upgrade!

Larry Seiger