CamKix 9 Piece Camera Lens Kit for iPhone 5 including 1 White 8x Telephoto Lens / 1 Fish Eye Lens / 1 Macro Lens / 1 Wide Angle Lens / 1 Mini Tripod / 1 White Hard Case / 1 Universal Phone Holder / 1 Velvet Phone Bag / 1 Cleaning Cloth (White)
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- Compatible with iPhone SE, 5S, 5 ONLY (not suitable for 5C).
- Mini tripod features extendable/retractable legs for more precise positioning.
- Wide angle lens is paired with the macro - just screw off the top of the wide angle to unleash the macro power beneath.
- The hard case allows you to easily attach each of the lenses with no need for damaging adhesives.
- The universal phone holder allows you to mount a range of different smart phones on the tripod.
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Four Awesome Lenses – Get the Most Out of Your iPhone Photography
Four lenses to help you capture amazing images
Fisheye: This lens will give your images a round, fish bowl effect while also acting as a wide angle lens.
Wide Angle: With it, you'll now be able to conquer what was once too large a scene to capture. Pop it on and stretch the limits of your lens to get big long cityscapes, large group shots and more.
Macro: Capture minute details of objects in crisp detail, allows you to really get close to your subject.
8x Telephoto Get a clear shot of subjects usually too far away to capture.
Contents:1 x 8x Telephoto Lens
1 x Fish Eye Lens
1 x Macro Lens
1 x Wide Angle Lens
1 x Mini Tripod
1 x Universal Phone Holder
1 x Hard Case
1 x Phone Bag
1 – CamKix® Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
Compatible with:Apple iPhone SE, 5S, 5 (not 5C)
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The kit contains four lenses: an 8X telescopic, a wide angle, a macro and a fisheye. The wide angle lens and the macro lens come as a single unit and must be separated in order to use the macro. Also in the kit comes an iPhone case, a mini-tripod, a holder for the iPhone (which snaps into the tripod using an included foot) and a lens cloth.
The iPhone case is necessary for use with the lenses. The case has a hole positioned over the iPhone camera aperture, and the hole is fitted with what appears to be a threaded brass ring into which each lens screws.
The lenses all seem to work as advertised, and surprisingly well for the price of $42.99. The telescopic lens does, frankly, look quite inexpensive when first seen, but it does the job.
Some reviewers have complained that the telescopic lens creates blurry pictures, but this result is likely caused by the reviewers' misunderstanding of how the system works. The iPhone has its autofocus feature, but also the telescopic lens has its own manual focus ring, so it is critical that both focus elements be coordinated. I found that the easiest approach is first to adjust the manual focus ring until the picture on the iPhone screen is crispest, and then tap on the screen to enable the iPhone to autofocus the final image. A downside of this process is that adjustments of the manual focus ring can be difficult when the iPhone screen is washed out in bright sunlight. A problem is that when photographing great distances (for example 1000 feet away or more) the outside edges of the photo can be out of focus while the center is in focus. But otherwise this has yielded good results for me.
The wide angle lens works for a variety of things. I used it during a recent vacation to photograph a cathedral and the interior of our rental apartment. It should work great for posting photos of rooms and meals to a variety of travel blogs. Downloaded to my MacBook Pro, the images were very clean and clear. Combining the wide angle lens with the iPhone's panorama feature creates some very interesting pictures.
I have had little opportunity to use the fisheye or the macro lens so far, except to experiment with them briefly. The fisheye, doing what a fisheye does, creates those strange, comic images that you would expect. The images it produces do have dark corners, however. But the macro does a great job of photographing flower parts and coins and the like in great detail, and a science student might find this helpful for school.
The tripod and iPhone holder function well, but don't expect a lot here. The tripod is just a tiny little thing to allow you to steady the camera on a table or a stone wall. Sometimes it's helpful for a long distance shot using the telescopic lens. Combined with a timer app, it can offer an easy to get yourself into the picture.
The case has a small hole which is properly positioned over the iPhone's LED flash. This is good for the iPhone 5, but the iPhone 5S will have the larger dual LED flash which would at first blush seem to be a problem with the present case configuration. However, remember that if you are using the telescopic lens, the meager iPhone 5 flash is useless anyway because it cannot illuminate objects at any significant distance. It might be an issue for the macro or the wide angle lenses, however. Hopefully the manufacturer will adjust this feature as soon as the new iPhone 5S is shipped.
Downsides? As mentioned, the telescopic lens is quite inexpensive even though it functions reasonably well. Also it is kind of a pain screwing and unscrewing different lenses into the case while juggling them and the phone. I consider this an unavoidable inconvenience if you don't plan to stick with a single lens for your shooting. The instructions are minimalist (and not in the good Apple minimalist way), giving no real guidance on the best ways to use the lenses, so learning must come through trial and error. Overall these are minor concerns.
In sum, this lens kit a fine investment and it is rewarding to take a bit of time to learn how to use it.
The wide-angle is pretty useful too, but it has a little of chromatic aberration. It's not too much, but it's still present. Also, it has a bit of barrel distortion.
While the telephoto achieves a great close-up, it has way more chromatic aberration and I need to screw it misaligned, as the lens rests way TOO close to the iPhone lens, creating dark areas around the center of the lens.
Unscrewing it a bit to keep it a little farther away from the camera fixes this but the lens gets too loose.
Screwing it a bit misaligned keeps the distance between the lens and the camera while the case holds it tightly, but you're likely to have small triangles at the corners of the photo…*sighs*… Well, it's nothing a bit of cropping couldn't remove while maintaining a perfect image brightness and having a great close-up. Also, as it has some pincushion distortion you're more likely to use it with digital zoom (ex. 8x * 2x) anyway, so those corners would be no problem at all.
The tripod is just great, and it is extendable. I love it can even hold the phone vertically and it's so practical and easy to carry.
I attach some pictures so you could compare real-life photos using this device
The photos of the street from my car include a normal photo, a wide angle photo and a telephoto (Focusing on a car across the street with the lens "correctly" screwed. Notice the bright area in the lower-left quadrant and how everything else looks darker)
Also, a Fish-eye shot from the driver's seat (It has a great angle) and a Macro of the VW logo in the steering wheel.
There are some other pictures.
Two Macro shots of plants to show you can take great photos with it.
One Fish-eye shot of a hallway at my university.
One Telephoto shot from the opposite side of that same hallway (about 40-50 m long with a 2x digital zoom. Notice how there are no dark-bright quadrants as I screwed it "wrong" to keep the lens a bit away from the camera.
Fish-eye: Great angle. (see attached photos).
Macro: Pretty impressive (see attached photos).
Wide-angle: Just a little bit of chromatic aberration and some barrel distortion.
Telephoto: Great close-up. If you notice some brightness problems, screw it misaligned to keep the lens away from the camera. It has more chromatic aberration and pincushion distortion. You're more likely to use it with 2x digital zoom (8x*2x=16x).
Tripod: Nice and portable. It feels great and you need a bit of force to adjust it, which is great as it's not loose. You can hold the phone vertically.
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