The normal Raspberry Pi camera module (RaspberryPi Camera V2) does not allow macro shooting, but the Raspberry Pi VR220 camera, which is a customized RaspberryPi Camera V2 with interchangeable lens, will allow macro shooting.
Raspberry Pi VR220 camera
The Raspberry Pi VR220 camera is a customized Raspberry Pi Camera V2 camera module with a lens holder for mounting an M12/P0.5 lens.
Fisheye lenses, wide-angle lenses, telephoto lenses, etc. can now be attached and used as interchangeable lens camera modules that allow you to select the lens with the viewing angle that best suits your application.
It can be used for a wider range of applications, such as capturing images at a wider angle than the Raspberry Pi Camera V2 can.
For more information on the Raspberry Pi VR220 camera, please see the following page.
VR220 camera for macro shooting
The Raspberry Pi VR220 camera has a screw-in focus system that allows the lens focus to be adjusted to a closer distance.
This characteristic allows macro photography with the RaspberryPi camera by using a telephoto lens (RP-L55) to focus at close range.
The focus position can be adjusted by turning the lens.
*Infinity will not be achieved when the focus is set at close range.
*The distance between the subject and the lens can be adjusted; when using the RP-L55, the distance from the subject to the tip of the lens can be adjusted from about 1 cm.
I took the picture with the lens very close to the subject (about 1 cm).
Macro shot image
We were able to enlarge a portion of the image so much that we could see the dot of the print.
*Focusing at a greater distance from the subject allows you to focus on the entire image.
If you check the captured image at equal scale, you will see that it was taken at such a large size.
The actual size is about 1 mm wide per letter.
The RaspberryPi camera was able to take macro shots!
A customized Raspberry Pi VR220 camera and telephoto lens were used to take close-up macro shots.
It could be used for industrial and professional purposes such as inspections, and it would be fun to use it as a camera for observing plants and animals.