Try It Tuesday: Funipica Universal Camera Lens Kit

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Universal Camera Lens Kit
Manufacturer: Funipica
Package Weight / Size: 3.2 ounces / 8.6 x 2.4 x 1.4 inches
Source: Product provided by the manufacturer for review

  • This is a universal 3 in 1 camera lens kit for iPhone 6s/6s plus/6/6 plus/5s, Samsung Galaxy S6/S5 and most mobile phone. Wide angle lens can shoot larger range of scenery; 15X Macro lens can take clear photos of small objects like flowers and insects; 180 degree of the scene can be captured by Fish eye lens, which takes you into a fantastic world
  • Note that the wide angle lens and the macro lens are screwed together. It is wide angle when they are screwed together. And if you need to use the Macro lens, please detach the Wide-angle lens from the Macro lens. It’s very easy to unscrew. Note that it’s normal to have the dark circle on the four angles when use the fish eye lens. If you don’t want the dark circle, just adjust your phone’s focus
  • Make it better in every details. The lens are made of optical glass. It’s multi-coated of two sides to improve the definition and reduce the blurring of the surrounding. Besides, different fashionable color for you to choose, show your own style. Go through the screw top to make the lens be closer to the mobile phone camera, which will make the pictures much better
  • Two universal clips are included. Add silicone pad in the top inside of the clip,anti-skidding and protecting your phone. Microfiber Cleaning Cloth is for you to clean the lens or protect the lens
  • Note:The Flash Light might be blocked when the lens is in use. And sorry that because of misprint, the user guide exist some mistakes. We have 2 clips not 1 clip. And when use the macro, please open the wide angle lens first not open the fish eye first

 

Review: I’m not a great photographer but thanks to the convenience of cameras on cell phones, I take pictures of anything, anywhere. As such, I thought these lenses would be a great addition to my phone and allow me to take better quality photos. I tested the lenses on two phones – an older iPhone 4S and a newer Nokia Lumia 929.

First the test shot, taking a sample shot of scenery using each phone.

Taken with an iPhone
Taken with an iPhone
Taken with a Nokia phone
Taken with a Nokia phone

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second, the wide-angle lens. I was disappointed to find that the wide-angle lens on the iPhone created such a drastic curved effect, closer to the fish-eye effect. The Nokia created a different problem. The camera lens is larger than the attached lens so a frame shows up on all the photos.

iPhone Wide Angle
iPhone Wide Angle
Nokia Wide Angle
Nokia Wide Angle

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve never had a fish-eye lens and thought this would be fun to play with. There’s still a lot more experimenting I want to do but the basic results are that it works. One thing I did notice was that on the iPhone, my fingers showed up in the bottom of the photo. They wouldn’t normally show so it’s something to be aware of when using the lens.

iPhone Fish Eye
iPhone Fish Eye
Nokia Fish Eye
Nokia Fish Eye

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lastly was the macro lens. I love doing close-up shots so this was exciting for me although I was somewhat disappointed. Focal length on macro lenses are very short, meaning the camera will focus on one point and nothing else. However, you can usually pull the camera out so that you get what you want in the focal range. With this lens, the focal point is so small that you can’t get much in the photo. However, the detail is fabulous.

iPhone Macro
iPhone Macro
Nokia Macro
Nokia Macro

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have not re-touched or cropped any of the attached photos. I also did not take an extensive amount of time with them. (We’ve had some nasty weather the last few days so I took some quick picks when we got one morning of blue sky.) I rate these lenses as so-so. I do love the detail in the macro – it’s great when you need a very fine close-up – but I’m not crazy about the wide-angle. The fish eye is in the middle with more playing to be done.

 

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