Macro lens adapters


#1

I’ve experimented with a couple of add-on macro lens on my iPhone, and found that they actually had too much magnification for 35mm: I couldn’t fit a whole 35mm frame in the picture and keep it in focus. The cheaper lens I tried also introduced a lot of distortion and vignetting. (I would like to make FilmLab have the ability to compensate for lens distortion, but I won’t have time to work on that before version 1.0.)

That said, FilmLab isn’t tied to any particular magnification, so if you can find a lens adapter that works for your phone and for the film size you’re capturing, there’s no reason why it shouldn’t work. I’ve been planning to try using a magnifying filter to help scan 110 film, but haven’t had a chance to try it yet.


#2

It would be rather cool if filmlab could stitch together multiple images in to a single frame - similar to how google photos /documents does it.


#3

I agree, that would be cool! That would have to be a post-1.0 feature but it seems like it should be possible.


#4

It seems like it would work particularly well with macro adapters.

An iPhone on its own is never going to out compete an slr scan of a negative - but with a macro adapter and multiple shots (together with good processing) it really could.