Smartphone Camera Lenses That Will Help You Take Better Pictures
The smartphone camera lens and other features of today have come a long way from the earliest incarnations in the early part of the new millennium. Back then, mobile phones weren’t “smart” and the integrated cameras produced grainy images.
Smart Phones such as the iPhone 7 Plus have a more powerful mobile camera lens,, present higher resolution, produce crisper and sharper images plus features that would make one feel like an Annie Leibovitz or Neil Leifer.
One of the best reviewed films in the 2016 Sundance Film Festival was Tangerine. Not only did the movie earn rave reviews for its story- telling brilliance but it was shot entirely on an iPhone 5s.
But before getting out your smart phone and starting a career as the next Steven Spielberg, it wasn’t just a regular, off- the- shelf, out- of- the- box iPhone 5s. It was tricked out with an expensive 1.33 anamorphic lens adapter.
Technology has found ways to help you trick out your own smart phone without breaking the bank account. You can buy gadgets and attachments that allow you to shoot from faraway distances and not lose clarity, sharpness or detail. Some of these are quite affordable and still produce amazing results.
Of course, if film is your passion or profession, you may want to dig deeper into your pockets and go for the ones that require a Hollywood budget.
Here are 5 of the best mobile camera lens you can use for your smart phone:
Okay so let’s start with the big gun.
While most smart phone mobile camera lens go up to 12x, what do you think are the possibilities if it’s up to 80x?
How far can you shoot? You can capture images of people’s faces as far as 328 feet away with crispness, sharpness and detail intact.
The lens of the 80x Optical Zoom is 395mm which gives you a 35mm focal length of an estimated 2,500mm to 3,000mm. It would depend on the type of smart phone you are using.
Where should the 80x Optical Zoom find its greatest value? Use it during concerts, for bird watching, animal expeditions, tourism and travel and geographical prospecting.
The 80x Optical Zoom retails for $230. It comes with the lens, tripod stand and mounting ring, a back case for your phone to help you mount the phone and a carrying case
The Smartphone Telephoto PRO Camera Lens allow you to take photos up to 8x closer. It is a perfect companion for those who enjoy still life photography and images of flora and fauna.
All you need to do is to clip this mobile lens to your smartphone and you’re good to go. It is also very easy to use and remove. You adjust the focus simply by twisting the lens as you would a normal camera.
The Smartphone Telephoto PRO Camera Lens retails for only $17.99 and can be purchased online.
The Elecguru Universal Optical Telescope Lens will turn you into a modern- day Galileo. At 18x, it doesn’t have the reach of the Canon SX60. But it will be the perfect mobile lens if you are into sports photography or a budding Astronomer.
The Elecguru Universal Optical Telescope Lens retails for $65 and can be purchased at amazon.com. It comes with an adjustable mini tripod, cleaning cloth and protective coating on the lens’ surface.
With a name like this, who wouldn’t be enticed to attach this powerful 50X telescopic smartphone lens into an iPhone 6?
Its telescope back case allows you to rotate the camera 360 degrees and adjust the height.
The case features openings to enable the user to access all of the phone’s function while keeping it safe from scratches. It also has a flexible handle that can be pulled out for easier adjustment.
For those who operate with an Android platform you can still become a super spy with this high powered telescope which boasts of a 20X zoom capacity.
Designed and fitted for a Samsung Galaxy Note, similar to the higher grade 50X, the 20X comes with a telescope back case which can rotate the camera 360 degrees and adjust the height to suit your photographic needs.
It has added convenience of including openings in the case for easier access to the phone’s controls.
The Super Spy Ultra High Power Zoom 20X Telescope retails for $80.
If you want to explore the photographic capacity of your smartphone, try out one of these well – received telescopic smartphone camera lens. It will either bring out the nature photographer or the paparazzi in you!
It may be the start of a new rewarding career!