What do you do if you are out with a non-macro lens but still want to take a closeup of a raindrop?
Well, you could use the compact camera you have along to get a macro shot or simply use the lens for what it's designed to and skip the macro shot. Since I like to improvise, I wondered how to make a macro lens out of a non-macro lens.
I figured if the lens in it's current state can't get closer than 30cm it might work better the other way around. I removed the lens and held it in front of the camera to get a much better macro range. This works very well but can be dangerous outside if you are not careful. The quality is also not as good as with a dedicated macro lens and slightly soft. Still, I like the result I got and you can see it below.