I was recently sent these iPhone KLYP lenses from Manfrotto to review. I was really interested to test them out as I tend to use my phone a lot with day to day photography but do really enjoy the difference lenses can make to me DSLR photography
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I already have a portrait lens for my digital camera but often times it's not hugely practical to carry it around all day. It's one of my favourite type of lenses though so I was interested to see the results via the iPhone lenses. The other two lenses that came with it were a landscape lens and a fisheye lens. I've wanted a fish eye lens for a really long time so I was quite excited to see the results. Here are some example of shots I took with each lens:
fish eye lens
I wasn't expecting to like the results of the landscape lens quite so much actually and I think it is so far my favourite lens. I think I really need to experiment with the fish eye lens and work out what shots it will look best with and how to frame them a little better but they do make for some shots.
What I really liked about this kit is that unlike some magnetic lenses I've seen on the market this comes with a case that you can clip to your phone and then screw each lens in. You can have to be super careful with the other lenses are they of course really tiny. The set comes with a little bag to keep these in but if you are anything like me I'd probably recommend just going out with one lens and keeping it attached to the case to avoid losing them.
If you are not a fan of the black frame around the images then you can easily zoom in on the screen with your fingers or simply crop them out afterwards. I think they look really cool on the fish eye pics but decided against them on some of the portrait or landscape shots.
I'm always really amazed by the photography you can do nowadays on camera phones. It's weird to me that even four years ago I had a phone that couldn't display pictures and now my phone can perform way better than the digital camera I had at the time!
I was sent these lenses to review but all words, thoughts and photography are my own