My New Macro Lens

One thing I really wanted for my birthday was a macro lens for my camera phone. I love taking macro photos, particularly of flowers, and when I heard that they made clip on lenses for smart phones, I decided I couldn't really live without it. The lens I got is not anything serious, but fun to play around with. It's basically like attaching a magnifying glass to your phone. It's a little tricky to get the angle just right, since you have to move around to get the focus right. I haven't played around with it too much, but these are some fun shots I got with some street flowers in Newport, OR.

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Testing out my new macro lens #macro

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Callie Douglass
Callie Douglass Sat, 10/04/2014 - 08:01

Now I want one!

Lily Ileiwat
Lily Ileiwat Fri, 08/01/2014 - 08:05

This one is also awesome. It just snaps like a rubber band over your iPhone.

http://photojojo.com/store/awesomeness/macro-lens-band/

Lily Ileiwat
Lily Ileiwat Wed, 07/16/2014 - 13:47

Hi Marisa, I just got one also. It's so much fun! The biggest problem I've had is when I put my case back on, it knocks the magnet off.

Andrea Finazzo
Andrea Finazzo Tue, 07/15/2014 - 01:04

Awesome photos! I hope you share more photos with us as you get the hang of your new toy :)

Janice Phillips
Janice Phillips Sun, 07/13/2014 - 18:56

Great photos. I love my camera macro lens.

elaine nowak
elaine nowak Sat, 07/12/2014 - 17:55

What a fun thing! You're doing great with it.

Mariah Johnson
Mariah Johnson Fri, 07/11/2014 - 08:08

That's amazing. I didn't even realize they made these fun tools. I really like how they all came out but the wings on the bee came out beautiful.

Tina Shaw
Tina Shaw Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:07

On a side note, I have those, too! Carry it around in my purse and never remember to pull it out! LOL! Thanks for the reminder!

Tina Shaw
Tina Shaw Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:06

All cool, but my fave is the shimmery bee! :)

Lisa Sorensen
Lisa Sorensen Wed, 07/09/2014 - 11:58

Wow, Those Pics are amazing. Jus simple things, but so beautiful up close.

Betsy Bush
Betsy Bush Wed, 07/09/2014 - 10:40

Great Pics! I didn't even know they made lenses for phones!

Sharon Adkisson
Sharon Adkisson Mon, 07/07/2014 - 11:27

Very nice! I am amazed how well the clip-on lens works.

Jess Townsend
Jess Townsend Sun, 07/06/2014 - 22:46

these are stunning! well done

Kat Gagliano
Kat Gagliano Sun, 07/06/2014 - 06:31

Great shots! I love the yellow flower. I have a friend on Facebook that uses one called Olloclip. These macros are just amazing. I have a feeling you have opened up a whole new world for you.

Gala Kocinova
Gala Kocinova Sat, 07/05/2014 - 22:26

Какое чудо !!!!!! Завораживающие фотографии !!!!!

Poodle Dabbert
Poodle Dabbert Sat, 07/05/2014 - 20:23

didn't know there were special lens for camera phones! Does a great job.

Tiffany Sylvester
Tiffany Sylvester Fri, 07/04/2014 - 09:00

Those came out great

Beatrice Loren
Beatrice Loren Fri, 07/04/2014 - 05:54

Wow- these are gorgeous. Inspirational in fact.

Mersija (Mer-see-ya) Simon
Mersija (Mer-see-ya) Simon Thu, 07/03/2014 - 17:54

Neat Marisa!!
Happy birthday sweetie!!

Susan Cantin
Susan Cantin Thu, 07/03/2014 - 12:40

LOVE !!! :)

Annemiek AndréeWiltens
Annemiek AndréeWiltens Thu, 07/03/2014 - 12:10

So beautiful! Have lots of fun with it!

Nada Annuha
Nada Annuha Thu, 07/03/2014 - 11:48

Awesome! My friend also had an extra lens attached to her smartphone and I decided to get my hands on that one as soon as I got the chance to actually being able to purchase it but this one is definitely much prettier on the result, so I guess I should just wait a little bit longer.

Randi Synnøve Larssen
Randi Synnøve Larssen Thu, 07/03/2014 - 10:05

Beautiful flowers. Gotta have this lens.

Melanie Colantuno
Melanie Colantuno Thu, 07/03/2014 - 05:38

Wow.. Thanks for introducting me to this macro len. I gotta shop around!!

Vicki Iseminger
Vicki Iseminger Thu, 07/03/2014 - 05:16

Love these! I have a macro lens for my smart phone but I really struggle with it. If I keep working with it, maybe I'll get photos like yours :-)

Dawn Evans
Dawn Evans Thu, 07/03/2014 - 03:57

Lovely Marisa - I have a macro for my SLR and I love it though it often needs a tripod for a good shot and I can never be bothered to set it up LOL!! I end up with millions of shots of bees on various flowers :)

Ania Archer
Ania Archer Thu, 07/03/2014 - 03:05

That is an awesome gift. Like you I love macrophotography, I could send hours photographing flowers in macro. I don't have a phone macro lens or dslr lens either, but I invested in extension tubes for my dslr and I'm so happy I didn't wait till I can afford a macro lens. I use these tubes even with my baby lens. It's just an amazing tool.

J.ajabad Abad
J.ajabad Abad Thu, 07/03/2014 - 01:27

Great photos and goregous flowers. It's like you could pluck them from the ground through the photo.
This maybe a dumb question but what is macros photography?

Nadia Slegers
Nadia Slegers Wed, 07/02/2014 - 23:08

That's fun! You can also use it for scrapping flowers!

Judy Daino
Judy Daino Wed, 07/02/2014 - 20:19

What a really great gadget Marisa and the photos are beautiful. Looking forward to some more of these. I love macro photography. I need to get myself a lens for my camera or maybe even use the old one I have. What a great inspiration to get me moving. Thanks

Anne Welby
Anne Welby Wed, 07/02/2014 - 17:24

These are great! I didn't know there was such a thing! I'll have to look into it. Thanks for the ideas!

Kate Elouise Grass
Kate Elouise Grass Wed, 07/02/2014 - 16:25

Divine Marisa! You've inspired me to actually use mine now!

Julie Cowan
Julie Cowan Wed, 07/02/2014 - 15:36

Pure awesomeness! (My next lens will be a macro as well but for my Canon 6D. I don't have a smart phone. Mine is a dumb ol' flip phone--and yes it still works. :-)