Smartphone camera lenses can go beyond what you get with a traditional phone camera. For example, they can capture shots in fisheye, or hone in on the tiny details of a subject some which may be naked to the eye (and a standard smartphone camera lens). They come in all shapes and sizes, and many companies manufacturing variuos mobile camera lens. Here are in the article mentioned best smartphone camera lenses many can buy, if youre willing to splurge in the name of mobiography.
Widely most selfie users can use mobile camera lens[ latestone.com/mobile-camera-lens ] namely Fish eye lens, wide lens and macro lens. these are as just simple equipment to take best ever selfies in awesome tourist places whom you can never forget. These are really awwsome sometimes I feels like pro in photography.
It lowers the quality so, so much I doubt I'd use it in anything but a thumbnail.
Dude! You are sooooooooooooo late for the party!
As you said, these things have been around for ages and there are thousands of them in eBay and at the stores.......
My Sony QX100 is doing a grand job so far - what's more, it actually has a 1" sensor to capture details that a 1/2.3" sensor just can't.
Dear photography snobs:
This blog post is about an accessory to give iphone users some added photography options. It's not about how these lenses can replace a DSLR or how they would make you a professional photographer instantly, it's about giving people OPTIONS. What people do with their money and how they choose to spend it is their own business. Stop making noise already, smile a little, and if you don't care for this fine. None of you even commented on anything about this post being correct or incorrect, you're just giving your opinion about a concept this article has nothing to do with.
Akinaro, 04 Apr 2016Of course you can make amazing pictures using anything you have, I still have bunch of images ... moreYes I can produce consistently good photos when using my phone as a camera. I've had been doing mobile photography since the nokia N82 era.
I think the only one worth getting is the macro. The wide angle makes the quality of the photo bad and fisheyes.......unless you love fisheyes shots then get it.
It's actually a cool gadget. What I don't like about this article, is that GSM didn't mention the price (which is kinda important especially when it comes down to accessories). So I was a bit suspicious about that, but quick research revealed the UK price at around £50. Well...I'm down with that, for once I have no reason to say anything bad about the iPhone accessory. It doesn't cost as much as a nice compact camera, and it's a cool concept. Well done Ollpclip.
Of course you can make amazing pictures using anything you have, I still have bunch of images taken using SE K750i that no one believe me that they were taking using it.
But there are few major problem with taking photo using phone.
Even if scene is perfect and overall layout and light is well selected, you can skip the quality. In good condition phone is almost on par with normal camera, but any changes in lighting and you have problem. When you want to make correction on scene, to bump a bit shadows or make some effect using focus, light and perspective.... you cant because you gonna make blurred or out of focus picture, not to mention about colors reproduction.
Now most important part. We all have nice looking photos made using phone(like from weeding). But question is: Are you capable of repeating those image quality and scene composition over and over, every time no matter what condition you have using only phone?
No you cant, as you said all you doing is sending those images to instagram or Facebook and there no one really care about all this.
Normal camera give you tools that you can use instantly on the field to adjust everything, and make good quality images no matter what.
And its not even about using 5000Euro camera, you can buy such camera for less than 500Euro. Even if long time ago ultrazooms where mocked, today most of them have guts of DSLR but just simpler to use settings and additional bonus that is 50x optical zoom, that give you possibility of making cool effect with focus and framing.
And as I said, no one force anyone to take this camera everywhere, but when going to trip or event, its better to have device that gonna make his job perfect.
Anonymous, 04 Apr 2016I'm not a photographer by any standard however I've taken some cracking shots using a standard... moreSo, it wasn't just me then. I did the same at a wedding last year, the shot from within the church was awesome, and I think it made it to the album. They had a team of photographers with top-notch camera equipment, operators, everything for $5500. And the Galaxy S6 edge shot still turned out among the best from the church part. I am not saying their pictures weren't great, just the Galaxy S6 edge did great there, too.
mir, 04 Apr 2016There are tons of people with high end DSLRs that don't have the slightest idea how to use the... moreI'm not a photographer by any standard however I've taken some cracking shots using a standard Galaxy S6 Edge.
I captured a great shot at a friend's wedding and it's the bride's favourite despite having a $1500 photographer.
lol this are Apple Accesories... cheap plastic lens like one I had on my old SE W800i in 2005.
""I am not a photographer, so the idea of lugging around a big fat camera with two, or more, lenses is not to my taste. I am not into tweaking the camera with the right settings for each shot either""
If you are not photographer don't act like one.
I also never liked caring big bag with lenses, so I bought ultra zoom that is perfect mix of quality and size. And it doesn't need too much settings to make good shot AND still it give me better images than any smartphone you can think of.
And its not like you need to carry is all the time, no one said that you need to carry it all the time. You take it when you go to trip or some event, or there is nice weather and you want to go for walk.
Anonymous, 04 Apr 2016buy real camera if you love photography.There are tons of people with high end DSLRs that don't have the slightest idea how to use their cameras. Any good photographer can take amazing shots with any decent enough camera.
Anonymous, 04 Apr 2016buy real camera if you love photography.Didn't you read the article?? The writer isn't into photography. And this article is probably for those who wants cool shots with only having simple and compact ways.
i got this kind of thing cheap brand just for 5$ , the clip one .. but the quality isnt same like this...