Original Lensball Pro 80mm, K9 Clear Crystal Ball Photography Sphere with Microfiber Bag
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- K9 CRYSTAL: This is the same crystal that is used for camera lenses and other optics because of its extremely high light transmittance and light-refracting characteristics.
- ULTRA CLEAR: Polished and hardened, for a perfect and scratch-free surface. Every Lensball has been flawlessly crafted out of K9 crystal and made 100 percent scratch and bubble-free.
- PERFECT FOR PHOTOGRAPHY: Lensball is made for beginners as well as for professional photographers. To make this accessible for all levels of photography, Lensball does not only work with professional cameras but it is also suited for any smartphone camera.
- SECURE AND BEAUTIFUL PACKAGING: All Lensballs are put in a beautiful and secure box designed by Lensball in the Netherlands. The additional microfibre bag not only protects the Lensball from getting scratched but it also ensures that your Lensball is dust and fingerprint-free at all times.
- QUALITY GUARANTEE: Every Lensball is flawlessly crafted and goes through multiple thorough quality checks. Therefore we can guarantee a high-grade optical crystal ball.QUALITY GUARANTEE: Every Lensball is flawlessly crafted and goes through multiple thorough quality checks. Therefore we can guarantee a high-grade optical crystal ball.
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If you are looking for a tool to achieve higher levels of creativity in your photos Lensball is for you. It is a gorgeous photography sphere made out of high-grade optical crystal that allows anyone to dive into endless creative photography possibilities. You can capture a 180-degree view of your surroundings, right in the palm of your hand and it is so simple that anyone can use it. Furthermore, Lensball is perfectly suited for any kind of camera, smartphone or professional high-end camera.
Our mission is to give you the best product that makes it extremely easy to discover totally new perspectives and ways to express your creativity.
Lensball makes for a truly great gift, it’s stunning yet incredibly simple to use and suited for every photographer, amateur or professional. Plus it arrives in a beautifully designed package including a carrying pouch.
1x 80mm Lensball
1x Microfibre carrying bag (can also be used to clean from fingerprints)
1x Lensball sticker
1x informational card
Do not expose Lensball to sunlight at any time
The strong magnifying effect that Lensball has can cause heat or fire. Always cover Lensball up with the carrying pouch that comes with it when there is any chance you and your Lensball will be exposed to direct sunlight.
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It’s a really need thing, the quality is pretty clear when you look through it. The pictures are beautiful but... You will get looks.
Like a tourist using a selfie stick, wearing a fanny pack and adorned in all of the cheap tourist garbage you could imagine- people will stare at you. Some with sadness for your pathetic life, some with genuine interest in to what in the actual H you’re doing.
Also, if you live in a sunny place... This is almost a weapon of mass destruction. I live on the surface of the sun (Phoenix, Arizona). I walked outside to test this puppy out, walked about 4 steps (not even kidding) when my hand holding the ball got HOT AF.
Obviously it says on the packaging to watch out for this, but considering there are warnings to not dry your hair in the bath tub on hairdryers, Darwinism is dead. So. Keep this sucker OUT of the sun, treat it like a little baby vampire until you get to where you are going to take your photo, then just be aware of what is underneath it.
Yes, the K9 lensball is heavy with the 80mm version weighing a hefty 650g. That’s not a complaint. It’s a simple fact of physics.
Yes, lenses bend light, and in the case of a sphere vs the sun, that light can be focused to a point. The focal point for this lens is about 1cm outside the lens in the position opposite the light source. In the Florida summer sun, your hand will start to appreciate the heat in less than 3 seconds of exposure. You can use it in the sun provided you avoid placing fingers or what not at the point of the globe opposite the sun. Don’t leave it unattended in the sunlight.
Depth of range is greatly influence by your distance from the ball. The further away you are, the greater the depth of range. When you’re close to the lensball, depth of range will minimize until only the center of the image will appear in focus. But at the same time, this changes how much of the image is occupied by the lensball. One can also adjust their F-stop to address the depth of range. I find that the best of both worlds is achievable when I shoot with the lensball occupying about 10% of the image field and then crop the picture to taste.
Limitations of use….
If you haven’t noticed, most of the pictures are taken whilst somebody is holding the lensball in their hand. Like you need another picture of your left hand? Consider finding alternative perches. Be creative.
Also, the repeated handling covers the lens in fingerprints. Pack the lens in an oversized soft cloth and wipe it down for prints before each use. Use the same cloth to conceal it while out in the sun.
When shooting landscapes, the real horizon looks best if it aligns with the horizon within the lens. This means you’re shooting at horizontally into the lens for every landscape shot. Likewise, if you want to shoot up into a tree or building, one should consider an approach steep enough to avoid seeing the horizon in the lens.
You can also magnify small object. Ants look like giants when about 1cm opposite from the shooting position. Objects closer than this can create a kaleidoscope effect which can look cool but may be difficult for the camera to focus upon.
Mostly I find use for the lensball when I’m faced with a mediocre subject and want to add some panache to it. Or if my primary camera is tied up on a long-exposure shot, I’ll breakout a secondary camera and a lensball to pass the time.
Considering its weight and limitations of use, it only accompanies me on photo shoots where the burden of photographic equipment is shared by multiple persons.
I personally suspect that the use of lensballs (and similar products) will be a transient fad. Likewise, I predict that upcoming generations of phone-based photo software allow somebody to create this effect within a normal picture.
The images shown were taken using an iPhone and have not been edited or altered.
Also very dangerous. Heed the manufacturer's warnings!! The first time I took it out to play with it, I burned my hand 3 times by not paying attention to where the sun was when I was holding the ball, and once I set it down on a hedge, snapped 2 shots , and in that time, the leaves were visibly smoking. Snatched it up hastily before it actually flamed.
1x Lensball sticker
4x showcase cards
as described on product listing for Original Lensball Pro 80mm
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Also got the 80mm one but haven’t tried it yet, it’s a bit heavy for travelling but believe will get even better results. The smaller one fits unobstrusivelly in your pocket, though.
Only issue is a Lensball stand is publicised to be included in package - it isn’t, neither in the 60 nor the 80mm one. But for flawless built construction and packaging plus ease of use my rating 5* anyway.
Bought a cheaper glass ball but it had flaws... Sent it back an bought the real deal.
Lensball is made by photographers for photographers and the quality you need.
THEN I moved the tripod for a different angle and the ball fell off onto the road and rolled under the car .When I retrieved it was scratched quite a lot.
Moral of the review is ball is excellent unless you drop it so always hold onto your ball when changing position.
They were packed beautifully and very prompt delivery.
If I have anything negative to say it’s that they should come with a stand so they are placed safely and not scratched.
I think it will take me a while to get used to them, but I am very very pleased and with practice I think the results will be fun.