Fish Eye, Macro & Wide Angle Lens Kit (£4.41- here)
I’ve always loved fish eye effect photos and cameras, but buying a fish eye camera (+ film + processing) can be an awfully expensive investment. I’ve always known about lens clip ons for my iPhone but I’ve never really looked into it because theres always an app that will no everything for you, right? I tried a couple of free ones but I found it made my camera very artificial looking (think the photobooth filters) so I did a quick search and click on eBay and 4 days later this little set fell through the letter box.
The lenses are good quality, sturdy and come with a peg like slip to attach it over any camera (front or back) on any kind of smart phone. Perfect for sharing with friends (instead of everyone having to buy a case with lens built in) I haven’t experimented with the macro and wide angle lens as of yet but I’m loving the fish eye effect and what it does to a normal photograph. Granted its not an effect that I’ll be using on every photograph but it does make buildings and street corner images a little more fun and light hearted (secretly my favourite is the middle image- I just love how it makes the cobbles look!)
The little pouch is included making it really easy to throw in your bag/ pocket/ coat when you go out and about and it takes seconds to line up the lens over your camera. I’ve found you can use the lens over a thin case and it makes no difference in the quality of the outcome (good for people like me who are constantly afraid of being clumsy, tripping and my iPhone meeting it’s timely death on the floor- touch wood that wont happen though eh?)
I can’t wait for the weather to get better in the UK so I can really experiment with the images I can get (the wind is currently howling and the grey clouds are pretty much blocking all sources of light today, not exactly photo taking weather) and I’m sure I’ll be posting the images on instagram/ this site so I’ll keep all you fine people up to date with my progress.
Have you ever purchased a smart phone camera lens and if so how did you get on with it?