How to: Make close-up shots with your fixed-focus camera

Thanks to one of our readers I found a video over at YouTube in which a guy is showing us how to make macro-images with a phone, thats camera doesn’t have a autofocus.

Since I don’t have such a “plastic-lens” which is as big as a creditcard I thought maybe you can do it with a normal loupe as well. So I searched our house after a loupe and thanks to my father who likes to collect stamps I successfully accomplished my search and found a great loupe.

I tested it with my E65 trialdevice from WOM World and it worked well. You will need to have some sort of magnifier and then hold it in front of your cellphones’ lens. The next thing is to capture the image and you will have a great close-up image on your mobile phone without a internal macro-mode.

Here some image samples:

Normal image <<——————————————————–>> image with loupe

This method isn’t the best solution, but just imagine you can make close-up shots without a macro-mode. I think this is better than can’t make close-up images when you really need one.


~ by Christian on May 21, 2008.

5 Responses to “How to: Make close-up shots with your fixed-focus camera”

  1. VERY, very, very nice post. I will to use this with my N76.

  2. Thanks man.

  3. […] Christian Titze, writing on Symbian World, has found a video on that shows how to take a macro image using the camera of the E65. […]

  4. The lens used in the video is from

  5. Amazing tips thankyou so very much!!!

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