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Mineral PhotographyClose-up photo with Google phone and $1.79 micro lens

29th Nov 2020 21:28 UTCThomas Epp

Here's a photo taken of an amethyst specimen from Thunder Bay, focused on capturing the spectacular hematite inclusions with my Google Pixel 4a phone and $1.79 micro lens purchased through eBay. The field of view measures approximately 21 mm. 

29th Nov 2020 22:16 UTCJolyon Ralph Founder

Not bad!

As you can see the big drawback of such a lens is that you have a very limited area of focus in the center of the image and the rest is out of focus. 

1st Dec 2020 00:37 UTCThomas Epp

Here's another amethyst specimen from Thunder Bay. I'm getting better taking pictures with this new lens!

7th Dec 2020 04:36 UTCD W McClure

Not bad at all.  The drawback, as mentioned earlier, is the limited area of focus.  I think it's present with both smartphone cameras and macro filters on wide angle lenses in general.

I wonder if there are creative ways around this.
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