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Review: Macro Lense For Smartphones W. Bluetooth Shutter Release

 
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 Posted 10/14/2022  1:34 pm Show Profile   Check Wade's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add Wade to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
There's a bunch of varieties / similar clip on lenses out there, but this one stood out for me.

PROS
- Aluminum lens housings
- Glass lenses (2 @ 15x)
- Dust cap(s)
- BLUETOOTH shutter release.
- $20 CDN ($15 US) incl delivery
- Delivered in 9 days

CONS
- phone must be out of it's case
- takes a bit of fiddling to get the lens centered and flush to the camera
- depending on camera location there is a gap that allows light in from the background (easy fix)
- real closeups make lighting a challenge

This was a purchase from that "overseas sight" and I am unsure if it's ok to post the link (PM if you want - not all the listings are the same).

Photos were taken with a Samsung S20, propped up on a book, lighting was ambient with an LED flashlight at a sharp angle. Took about 5 minutes to get the bluetooth connected, grab a coin, and start clicking. If I spent 20 minutes setting up a proper base & lighting I am sure the quality of the photos would improve a lot.








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 Posted 10/14/2022  5:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add livingwater to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for sharing, never seen one before. Does taking a pic of the whole coin look better with this or just the phone alone?
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10/14/2022 5:24 pm
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 Posted 10/14/2022  5:53 pm  Show Profile   Check Wade's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Wade to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Like most macro lenses it tends to fisheye the further away you get.
Raw phone pic MUCH better for a wide shot.
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