iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S Macro Lens

iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S Macro Lens 3d printed Accessories Gadgets
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About this Product

BE SURE TO CLICK THROUGH ALL PHOTOS USING THE ARROW BUTTONS TO SEE A/B SHOTS WITH AND WITHOUT THIS LENS. There are many demo photos, but only 5 show at a time in the image bar.

11/19/2014 - THIS MODEL HAS BEEN UPDATED FOR A BETTER FIT, EASIER ASSEMBLY, and LOWER COST

11/19/2014 - THERE IS ALSO A NEW MODEL FOR THE iPHONE 6 and 6 PLUS. CHECK MY STORE

Make your own macro lens adapter for the iPhone 5/5S. I designed the original version of this for my iPhone 4 (see "iPhone 4 Macro Lens" here on Shapeways) when I couldn't find the close-up image quality I wanted, even at $60. This is far cheaper than anything commercially sold and, in my opinion, has better image quality.

The example photos of the watch and microchip have not been cropped or altered in any way. Those 4 shots were loaded straight from the iPhone 5 (though Shapeways compresses them). It appears that although Apple improved many aspects of the camera on the iPhone 5S, focus range did not get closer, so this lens helps just as much for macro shots it did for the iPhone 4/4S.

PLEASE NOTE: This model will not slide over iPhone 5/5S cases. It fits only on an uncovered iPhone.

Print this model and then buy a glass lens for $4 from Surplus Shed (http://www.surplusshed.com/). Their part number is L4471. For some reason the search function on the Surplus Shed site won't search part numbers. To find L4471, use the "Lens Finder" on their home page. In "Lens Finder" type:

Lens Type: PCX, Plano Convex
Diameter: 12mm to 12mm
Focal length: 51mm to 51mm

That will get you to L4471. If you want bit MORE magnification, you can try L4581 (12mm diam, 39mm focal length). I thought it was a bit too much for my purposes, but you may like it better.

The lens fits in a recess in the Shapeways model and is held in place with a drop of Superglue. If you get any glue on the lens, it can be cleaned off with nail polish remover or acetone.

NEW EASIER ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS !

The lens is plano-convex (one side is flat). When inserted in the model, the flat side of the lens should face the phone. Press the lens into the opening before applying any glue. Make sure it is seated all the way against the support ring at the bottom of the hole. Again, do this first WITHOUT glue. Once you are sure the lens is properly seated, from the front, squeeze a TINY drop of super glue (at one spot) into the seam between the lens and the plastic holder. One drop should be enough. It will wick around the edge the lens by itself so you won't need to spread it around. Let the lens sit for 5 minutes before doing any cleaning of the lens.

Dimensions

IN: 0.866 w x 0.866 d x 0.571 h
CM: 2.2 w x 2.2 d x 1.45 h
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@lens42 Great product! I updated many of my photos on my shop at https://www.shapeways.com/shops/fitz .
September 21, 2014, 3:41 pm
@lens42 Does this fit iPhone 5C?
June 30, 2014, 4:11 pm
In response to whistleblower: The referenced patent was filed on 2/3/2012. My device predates that, and I have documentation going back to early 2011 (for the iPhone 4 version). "First to file" did not take effect until March 16th 2013, so prior documentation should prevail. Also, reading the linked page on "counterfeits", they are talking about "copycat" products that try to deceive the customer. I don't see how anyone could be fooled into thinking my design is made by Olloclip.
January 20, 2014, 3:32 am
 
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