Mobile Phone Lenses
Sometimes when you want to take a picture you realize that you don’t have one next your hand, but fortunately you have your smartphone with its built in camera. Almost all modern mobile phones and tablets have their built-in cameras. Many of them, such as iPhone5, iPad, HTC, Samsung, Nokia, and Sony are able to compete with the quality of the image of any simple compact camera.
However one of the main disadvantages of mobile phone’s camera is its fixed focal distance that doesn’t let to change its angle of contact of the lens in order to cover more space in the frame or on the contrary bring the distant object nearer.
Digital zoom can help to increase a distant object, cutting out part of the frame, but it won’t be able to increase the angle of contact, and it is also can lead to a strong deterioration of image quality.
In order to solve this problem and extend camera’s functionality usually use lens’s attachment on a built-in phone camera. In other words, there is some replacement of optics on reflex cameras, where for each task applies the corresponding to it lens.
So "Fisheye" attachment lens gives a great angle of 180 or even 235 degrees view. Super fisheye 235 ° lens is able to fit the most of the surrounding area in one frame. By means of its unusual properties you will reconsider your opinion concerning the quality of filming and video. Especially it is interesting to watch extreme videos that were taken by iPhone
Made of aluminum alloy, fisheye body lens has inside lenses made of high quality optical glass with anti-reflective cover that allows making sharp and saturated pictures without image distortion. Such distortion is typical for fisheye lens, allow you taking unusual and amusing portraits of friends with disproportionately distorted features.
For iPhone fisheye lens there are different variants of execution and attachment, and you can choose the most suitable for you.
If over a wide angle and distortion of fisheye you do not like, it is possible to apply a moderate wide-angle lens with angle of 110 degrees view, which can be easily transformed into a macro lens by unscrewing the upper lens.
Macro can be removed by means of a large 10-multiply increase, but the image quality and detailed elaboration still will be at the highest level. Eventually it turns out a versatile and useful 2 in 1 lens.
Also it can be recommended an improved super wide-angle lens Super wide 0,4X with 140 degrees angle of view.
60x Mini Microscope for iPhone 4 with LED light and UV currency detector is also available in case if 10 multiply increase of macro lens is not sufficient enough for you. Microscope for iPhone can be not only an interesting toy, but also be a useful tool in the professional work of jewelers, watchmakers and other spheres where large magnification is required. There is also a mini microscope 60x for iPhone5 that similar to all that was mentioned above with the only difference in mounting for the phone.
Having installed on the iPhone 5 telephoto lens with 8x zooming, you will be able like a telescope to bring distant objects nearer.
In comparison to the wide-angle lens, telephoto one is the best option for portrait photography as it doesn’t distort the face features.A good choice for your phone would be a versatile Super 5x telephoto lens from the Super lenses with improved configurations. Outwardly, the phone with a powerful 12x telephoto lens for iPhone5 looks much more solid and is more similar to compact camera. Moreover, not every camera has a 12-multilply increase.
Many models of telephoto lenses allow to set phone on a mini-tripod so it helps automatically improve sharpness of the image and avoid undesirable shaking of the phone during the ride. In case if your lens has no any built-in mounting on a tripod, there is an available universal phone holder for mounting on a tripod.
Recently so-called monopods for selfie became very popular and in a great demand among people of different age and lifestyle. Monopod is a kind of tripod with one folded telescopic rack that made of metal with a rubber handle and a holder for placing the phone. One of the parts of monopod holds the phone and the other part is in user's hand. By means of its length you can get a very interesting and original selfie pictures on the background of the surrounding landscape, standing, for example, with friends on the mountain top.
A convenient option for taking selfie by one hand is a monopod for IPhone that has remote bluetooth for taking pictures, all you need to do is pull the trigger at its handle and the picture is done, another option is bluetooth monopod for iPhone with colored handle.
Different methods of mounting of lenses for mobile phones
Lenses for the phone differ by the way of their mounting to the device of built-in camera.
Magnet mount lens is very convenient and practical option for use. For this purpose, telephone’s body has self-adhesive ring made of metal that located in a place of camera. Ring is disposed in the way that the objective lens is positioned inside the ring. Lens-mounting attachment in the base of its holder has a powerful magnet, which sticks to the metal ring very hard.
The magnetic mount allows to you in short period of time attach or remove phone’s lens, and glued ring harmoniously combine with the phone and tablet design. It is very important to choose the right color for the lens and take into consideration that the diameter of the phone's camera lens should not exceed the inner diameter of the fixing ring and the body’s surface must be flat and clean for further opportunities sticking the ring.
The second option - is a universal mounting of lens by means of clips or clothespins of different design. Many of these mountings are equipped with tripod thread and allow setting your phone with the lens on a tripod; it will be very useful while shooting in conditions of low-light or for taking selfie pictures.
This is an inexpensive and reliable option for installing the lens on the phone. The set of lenses 3 in 1 that consist of fisheye lens and compound 2 in1wide-angle plus macro lens realizes very well. Moreover clip mounting and top quality lenses Super fisheye 235 ° for telephone and wide-angle lens Super wide 0,4X for your phone.
And the third option is attachment for a case that oriented for a certain model of the phone, such as 3 in 1 lenses for iPhone5, 4 in 1 set of lenses for the iPhone 5 or 3 in 1 set of lenses for the iPhone 4. It is a good option, as it absolutely fit to overall design of the device and absolutely fit to objective location and does not cover the side of the phone button.
However application of this attachment for another phone or tablet won’t work.
So there is an attachment oriented for iPhone that allows installation of optics from glassy Canon and Nikon cameras.
Lenses are equipped with magnetic mount that the most comfortable and versatile. Three self-adhesive rings that come with the set of lens, allow gluing them to your phone and tablet, and use, for example, in the fisheye lens for iPhone5 and Ipad, easily and quickly shifting it between them.
So by means of simple and easy lens-attachments become possible significantly enhance the abilities of shooting by phone or tablet, while spending very little money, comparable to the cost of cover on your phone. Such changeable lens-attachment is possible to install even on notebook's integrated camera and conduct video conference with a huge range of view. And if you communicate with friends sitting next to, they also will all be visible and be able to take part in dialogue with your online interlocutor.
Lenses for the phone are quite delicate and fragile, so it is recommended to carry them in a bag with other things very careful or use special cover that made of fabric with hard protective inserts and zipper. Especially it is recommended to obtain a cover for the lenses to owners of 4 in1 and 3in1 set of lenses.
If on the threshold of holiday you cannot think up with an original gift to friends and loved ones, so the fisheye lens attachment for iPhone5, IPad, HTC, Nokia, Samsung, Sony, LG, Asus, Lenovo, and other gadgets can be a wonderful and long wished for gift.