You will be surprised at how easy it is to use and at the quality of the images. The best part is that it is very inexpensive and you can easily carry it so it is always with you.
Easy Macro has a new KickStarter project. They are going to expand their line. Currently they offer only one lens, 4x. They will be creating a 2x and 10x magnification lens. I like the product so much that I am a backer. If you want to get one now, use my link to order yours. It makes a great stocking stuffer. Check out their KickStarter project here.
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I recently discovered a little gadget for taking close up images. It works with any mobile device, phone or tablet and makes it quick and easy to take a close up image of your flowers. The iPhone 6 has digital stabilization which means you don't need a tripod to get these shots. The gadget is basically a rubber band with an optical magnifying glass built into it. It is called Easy Macro. It is small enough to carry in your pocket or wallet and as you can see above it does a great job.
I have been playing with this for about a month now and here are my suggestions for using this device with an iPhone 6:
- Slip the rubber band over your iPhone and make sure the lens completely covers the iPhone camera lens.
- Hold the camera as close to your flower as you can, then slightly back off until the flower is in focus.
- Press and hold the the button down, this will trigger the iPhone 'Burst Mode', which will take 10 photos per second. This will ensure that some of the images will be clear and not blurry caused by hand movement.
- Review your images, select the good ones, and choose to delete the others.