Smart phones are always updating and, with all of the technology advancing their camera capabilities, it is no surprise that companies making accessories for these cameras would be on the rise.
Dafqco is one such company who is offering a kit of lenses to configure to multiple types of phones and they sent me one of their kits to play with.
The Smart & Easy three lens kit contains three lenses and a clip with a threaded end for screwing the selected lens into. The three lenses included are: Macro, Wide, and Fish Eye.
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The Macro lens is a 15x magnification.
The fish eye is 230 degrees
All review photos were taken with a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 - external camera
I like the sturdiness of the lenses. They have some weight to them and are better constructed than the cheaper ones available out there.
Each lens comes with fitted caps to keep each end protected in travel or transport. The caps are really nice as they will keep your glass from getting scratched when not in use.
The lenses arrived in the box that had cut-to-size foam inside - also protecting the lenses from travel and transport issues. I like that the extra care went into that. As someone who has been steadily taking photographs for over a decade, I can say that care of your equipment is very important - and it's nice to see that they recognize that.
Bonus: The kit does come with a lens cloth and instructions, too.
It is very easy to operate as you just screw the desired lens into the threaded clip. The clip allows you to use the lenses on multiple types of smart phones. No magnets or anything like that is required.
There is a learning curve when using the fish eye and getting it as centered as possible. Without a case on the phone, I imagine, it's easier to get tight to the camera lens, itself, but you can see my results even with the case:
I'm a fan of macro and have a lens for my DSLR that holds the same purpose. This is my favorite lens to play with of the three.
PRO TIP: Hold still for macro as the smallest movement = blur.
The wide lens is also nice and has the least amount of learning curve. This is great if you're trying to do a group shot but the people on the edges may not be in frame. It adds some width to your field of vision so that is really nice - but it is certainly not the dramatic effects result that the other two share.
Ultimately, I have to say that the lens kit is a hit!
My friends were passing around the clip - using both front and rear cameras on their phones - to try it, themselves.
It's fun to have in your pocket or bag - especially if you're someone who uses your camera on your smart phone a lot.
PS - I love Snapseed by Google for photo editing on a phone
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