Making a cheap super-macro lens for a digital camera - this one in
particular fits the olympys 2020-Z camera although you can get by
holding the maco in front of a camera. Just.
The assembly is quite simply a reversed standard 58mm lens off an old
35mm camera with suitable step-down rings and a back-to-back ring (i.e.
thread at both ends to enable the lens to be reversed. Here are the
Standard 58mm lens for a 35mm camera with
52mm filter thread at the end
The back-to-back stepdown from 52mm to
two broken filters glued back-to-back and another step-down)
46mm to 43mm stepdown ring
43mm to 41mm step down and adaptor (from
olympus to fit 43mm filters to a 2020 camera)
The whole thing together...
A few notes:
It's front heavy. Very.
The subject need to be a few centermeters
from the lens
It's easy for the lens to cast a shadow
onto the subject
Set the 58mm to infinity and wides
The depth of focus is narrow
Get as much light onto the subject as
possible to highest F-stop on the digital camera to maximise the depth
Zoom as much as possible to reduce black
Click the images to get the full size version (1600x1200).
dylski @ 2ne1 . com - Last Updated: 10th November, 2008