Turn an Old Kit Lens into a DSLR Macro Lens in Five Minutes

There are tons of ways to make a macro lens for your smartphone, but if you need one for a DSLR, it’s not quite as simple as using a magnifying glass or a drop of water.

If you have an old kit lens, though, you can turn it into a macro lens in no time—all you have to do is remove the front element.

Image via petapixel.com

For this hack, Juha Loukola over on PetaPixel used a Canon 38-76mm lens, but says that the process should be pretty much the same for other lenses.

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