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So i stumbled upon this interesting article this evening. And it works for the most part, even just for 5 mins of fun. The lens im using is from a dvd writer and i am using a iphone 3gs. so the quality is still pretty bad, but the zoom amount is amazing. and much much more than 5x. as you can see below.

 

http://mods-n-hacks.wonderhowto.com/inspir...x-zoom-0114018/

 

All i did to mount mine was cut a small square piece of paper out, fold it in half and cut a hole in the middle of it about 3/4s the size of the lens. then taped up the side with the lens inside.

 

stock iPhone 3gs cam

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the screw thread

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The bottom left star on the $2 coin

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this 1 is interesting, i hadn't ever noticed that this was actually readable text before.

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the first word is.

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Interesting. Thats certainly a quite high magnification...looks more than 5x.

 

For comparison, this prompted me to see what the best magnification I could get with my Samsung Note II, without using an add on lens. Instead, I used an app called Magnifier which somehow tells the lens to take really close up pics...and they are not digital magnifications either...but optical. So I don't know how they achieve this.

 

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The magnifier app

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Not as great a magnification, I know, but the image is cleaner.

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ghetto mod, modz

 

interesting idea though i'll remember that one.

 

with regards to the writing on the money im not too sure about the rest but i know a 10 has waltzing matilda lyrics

 

and a 5 has 'five dollars' written either 37 or 57 times,

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9 hours ago, adamclark said:

Interesting.

Which  bit did you find most interesting?

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On 10/18/2018 at 7:42 PM, Nich... said:

Which  bit did you find most interesting?

I find this idea very interesting. All you need is a lens from an old DVD player and you can magnify your zoom by five times.

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