We are always looking for new stuff to test and improve our footage. This time I tested a macro lens adapter that can be attached to an action camera.

I recorded video and photographed small and very small objects and the results were better than I expected. Despite the fact that the sensor has to “see” through the original lens and the macro adapter I’m totally happy with the outcome.

Something important that you must consider when using this combination of an action camera with a macro adapter is the fact that you won’t be able to see if the subject is in focus with the tiny monitor this kind of camera has built-in. The precise distance between the lens and the subject is critical in this situation so I used my phone to control the camera in order to have a bigger screen.

And here are the results:

As you can see, the images are very sharp.