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Use Reading Glasses as a Makeshift Macro Lens


Did you know that reading glasses can be used as a cheap macro lens for your camera phone? Make reader Sean Lee discovered this neat hack and wrote a short tutorial on the technique.

Here’s a before and after comparison showing the image without and with the reading glasses:

If you’d like to try this out, you can get a cheap pair of reading glasses at your local dollar store.

A Fifty Cent Macro Lens (via Lifehacker)