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Assumptions I think this is a combination of using digital zoom (or cropping) and flash. I don't own an iPhone SE but a Samsung S8. On a high level they have comparable cameras though. iPhone SE camera specs (it doesn't specify what wide is unfortunately): 12 MP, f/1.8 (wide), PDAF, OIS Samsung S8 camera specs: 12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1....


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Try setting the camera to manual focus, then select the minimum focusing distance, and get as close as possible. Possibly combine that with the built-in digital zoom.


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You can convert your phone into a make-shift macro camera by applying a small drop in front of the lens. In humid conditions when water is condensing or during rain etc this might occur accidentially. The drop size determines the extend of the macro effect (smaller drops mean smaller focal lense, thus stronger macro effect). There is a very brief description ...


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I never heard of the Raynox DCR 250 before so I Googled and read their advertisement. This type of advertisement makes me raise an eyebrow, meaning I view what they say as “puffing”. This lens accessory, in the vernacular of the photo industry is a “close-up” lens. These are supplemental lens attachments in common usage. We mount them by screw thread or ...


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Been there, done that(*). My experiments in a distant past showed me that the close-up lenses would work up to some focal length, beyond which the picture was starting to get really soft. So on a 50mm you should be fine. But the DCR-250 may bot be as wide as your front lens and therefore cause vignetting. Will the result be practical in the field? If "...


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One solution is a lens with a built-in light. The light doesn't need to be very powerful since it is very close to the subject.


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If you're so close your ring flash doesn't bear on your subject, you're pretty well limited to side-lighting the subject. One option might be a diffusion ring attached to the ring flash. A ring of LEDs, might also do the job, if central light on a near-flat surface facing the lens isn't critical. Depending on what kind of catch light is acceptable, you ...


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