Macro photography, making the unseen world visible, is a popular pursuit. The specialized close-up gear can get pricey. Dedicated macro lenses, bellows, tripods – getting those super cool up-close images can be an expensive proposition. Sure, Phottix has lots of affordable gear to help you get that perfect macro shot, like AF Macro Extension tubes and screw-on macro filters – but there are always people that want to push the boundaries – the DIY photographers with overly creative minds.
Many people have an old “kit” lens laying around – the lens that came on their shiny new DSLR when they were first bought. Kit lenses are “cheap” and don’t provide the best optics – they are often relegated to a drawer or cupboard once a photog has purchased a better lens. If you have a little of the DIY spirit in you, and a Canon 18-55 kit lens, why not convert it to a macro lens? The instructional (and well shot) video below gives the low-down.