Photojojo iphone camera lenses review
These beautiful little lenses from Photojojo have been on my wish list for a long time now and at last, I have finally released them from their packaging – here's my opinion on the first little lens, the one I was looking forward to the most, the 2x telephoto.
Part 2: Wide, Fish-eye and Telephoto lenses
Here's the second part of the Photojojo lenses review. (Scroll down the page to see Part 1: Telephoto lens).This time I've illustrated the results of a short trip around my local harbour armed with the wide, fish-eye and telephoto lenses. Sometimes I was changing these lenses quite quickly so sometimes a dark edge-shadow appears due to not sticking the lens on dead centre but with a little patience this the alignment is easily rectified. So here are the results of three different scenes using the 3 different lenses:
1) Weymouth Harbour
2) Hope Square, Weymouth
3) Weymouth Town Bridge
Where can I buy these lenses and how much are they?
All three lenses (Telephoto, Fisheye and Wide/Macro) can be bought directly from the Photojojo store for $49 or each can be bought individually: Telephoto & Wide/Macro $20 each, Fisheye $20.
Part 1: 2x Telephoto lens
(Below) Results of a scene taken with regular Apple Camera (left) and 2x Telephoto (right)
Attaching the lens
The first thing that impressed me with all the lenses is the ease in which they are attached - nothing too technical there - Simply remove the paper backing from the magnetic ring, stick on to camera, then attach lens! The only thing here is that if you are sticking directly to your camera (as opposed to your case) then the ring will cover up the flash - not a problem for me, I never use the flash.
So here's the result shown in the 1st image, top of the page, a shot I took of a family 10 metres or so away with the telephoto lens attached (right). You can see in the picture that, with the telephoto, I could get reasonably close to the figures. However all this doesn't mean a lot if it's just as easy to crop in close to a regular iphone shot (left). I put this to the test by cropping in close to the regular shot (1a) and the same with the telephoto shot (2a) and as you can see the telephoto is somewhat sharper.
I was shooting into the sun for this shot (tut, tut!) and you will see a strange white blob on the left-hand side of the image (top right) but this didn't occur on any of the pictures I took later. (which were taken with sun behind)
Although you can definitely get closer, the image quality does seem rather hit and miss however it is undoubtedly superior to the digital zoom and if you can't get close enough, this just might do it!
Also please see detailed review and tutorial on the Macro and wide angle lens by iphone artist Lindsey Thompson.