Friday, 7 February 2014

Review || Macro Lens for the iPhone

Detectable macro lens, wideangle, fish eye and iPhone tripod
Macro lens on iPhone lens. Other side fish eye lens

What I wouldn't give for a fancy camera! I think photos are an important part of blogging, having clear and detailed shots of products can give you , the reader, more of an insight to the item mentioned. I haven't got this option and am limited to what my iPhone will allow me to do. I do however try and make the most of my photo's. I make certain the lighting is good. I don't have fancy soft box lighting or daylight bulbs, but I do make sure there is enough natural light to give true reflection of colours and tones.  
When Christmas was approaching I asked my hubby to get me some lens for my phone. I had done some research online and found that they we're quite good. With the iPhone its very difficult to get up close and personal with your products, the images tend to lose focus and the fine details are lost.
When searching for my lens I found that they all seem to come in a three pack containing a Macro, Wide Angle and Fisheye lens. I wasn't too bothered about these but I was really intrigued to see how well the Macro lens would work.

Below are photos using the macro lens compared to the lens already on my iPhone 4s....

Top - Macro. Bottom - iPhone normal Lens 
This photo shows how well you can get close up shots. The photos taken with the iPhone show the difference in how well the macro is at capturing the detail, unlike the iPhone that loses focus and the image becomes blurry. You also get that soft focus background that is very hard to get without the macro lens
Top - iPhone lens,   Bottom - Macro lens
You can get up close and personal, capturing microscopic details like this photo of a Mac Pigment. You do get a slight blurring around the edges, but I think you would agree the lens does pretty well!
Top - Macro lens,   Bottom - iPhone lens
Top - Macro Lens   Bottom - iPhone lens

I think its fair to say that the Macro lens really does work. You can capture a lot more detail than you normally would just using the iPhone lens. It can zoom in on the most tiny of objects, only losing focus just around the edges.
I'm not gonna lie, it does take some time to get the item focused properly. You need to position the product really close to the lens (within a few centimetres away), move it too far away you will end up with a blurry mess, move too close and you can also end up in a blurry mess!

Do I think its worth having? Yes I do, it gives you an option that you never had before and lets you play around with your pictures to capture the right shot for your post. If you haven't a fancy camera and want to make more use out of your iPhone lens then I would definitely recommend checking it out. You can find a number of lens on Amazon.

Have any of you got more tips on creating better pictures with your iPhone?


  1. Love this! I don't have a fancy camera either this looks perfect for what I need at the moment
    Carrieanne x

    1. I think it's good to have. The iPhone lens never lets your get detailed shots. Xx

  2. I have just bought this on your recommendation x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

  3. Wow that looks amazing!! Would be good for people who take a lot of photos on their iPhone.

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

  4. The pictures really do show the differences with and without the lens. I have placed my order for these now and i cannot wait to get them so i can start taking some lovely pictures for my blog :)

    Thank you for the recommendation and review~ Have a lovely day! <3

    Ying ♥ || *- YingcBeauty-*
    X x X x X

    1. Let me know how you get on. Thanks Hun :) xx

  5. This is amazing! Just what I need because even though I have a decent bridge camera, uploading the photos is such a faff!

    Melly xo

  6. Wow, the pictures look fab with the macro lens, I think this will be purchased soon and at such a cheap price too!

    Paula at Beauty Lover xx


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