Friday 11 July 2014

Phone Camera + Macro Lens - Neocaridina Davidi (Sakura Grade)

The stock camera in my current phone (Samsung Note 3) is good for taking normal photos, but it's not as good at taking proper close-up macro photos. So i recently ordered a cheap clip-on macro lens from eBay to see if it can help the phone camera capture more detailed photos of inhabitants in my tanks.

Here are some close-up photos of a male Neocaridina Davidi (Sakura Grade) taken with the clip-on macro lens...

Granted that the photo quality is still not as high as if it was taken with professional DSLR cameras and more expensive specialized lenses... but considering that i'm not an expert photographer and its just a cheap macro lens clipped onto a phone camera, i think the results are quite good. :)


  1. hi,just found your blog. very impressive. can i ask you on your 13litre nano tank blog in Jan2013. im thinking of doing something like that....any updates? low tech, no co2 or chiller. thanks

    1. The 13 litre nano tank was a low-tech setup... no Co2 injection, no chiller and no fertilizer dosing either. It only had a layer of mini fissiden moss on wood so the plants have very minimal requirements.

      I decommissioned that tank in mid 2013, its now being used as a spare tank for quarantine and shrimp/plant grow-out purposes. :)

  2. Hi,

    You have lot of good information and also amazing setups, please continue to keep your blog active.
    and did not new updates since Jul, I've been clicking your site for some time now...