Combo Apps/ The DCkina Fisheye Report

DCKina.com Fisheye Lens

Today I wanted to share write about the DCkina Magnet Attachment 180° (+Macro) Fisheye Lens for iPad/iPad Mini/iPhone. The reason for the grainy black and white photo is The story I’m going to tell you. First they sent me the wrong product I was suppose to get a Super Macro(20X) Lens (with back case) for iPhone 4s/4 but got a fisheye instead so I took a photo and told them what happened, wasn’t to fond of these magnetic ring lenses because they don’t stick to well on the glass back of an iPhone 4S. DCkina replied back with a sorry they will send me a macro lens with a black case and could your try the Fisheye anyways…

C Ring

So I agreed (not to happy), took everything out of the package and looked at this C Ring. I thought this is interesting and noticed the notch was a cutout of where it would block the LED Flash on the iPhone 4/4S. So I pulled off the sticky back paper and placed on the back of my iPhone 4S. I was really amazed of how well the ring stuck to the back of my iPhone. But that C notch was really cut perfectly to fit around the LED Flash. What else was nice about this C Ring is how much wider it was so that magnet would have a better grip hold on the lens. Another great thing was the ring was pretty flat enough that I can put my Mophine Battery Case over the ring and put the top back on it. It’s a snug fit but it works as long as you’re carefully placing and taking your Mophie case off and on. This C Ring has totally changed my views and reopened my mind back to using magnet stick on lenses again and that’s the story of the black and white grainy into photo. The moral of the story is just try and see what happens, you have nothing to loose and experience to gain.

Now below there are 3 video demos you can watch about using the Fisheye Magnet Lens, since I get Android readers I added in a Samsung Galaxy S4 video as well…

DCkina’s Magnet Attachment 180° (+Macro) Fisheye Lens X iPhone 5C

DCkina Magnet Attachment 180° (+Macro) Fisheye Lens on Samsung Galaxy S4

DCkina Magnet Attachment 180° (+Macro) Fisheye Lens on iPad Mini

Fisheye Test 2 Boyce and Vida walking to school

I took a square format Photo first with the Pro Camera 7 app, most of the photos were taken with Pro Camera 7 in this blog post. You don’t see the distortion as much because of how I shot the photo in a 90 degree angle. That’s Boyce and Vida walking to school this morning. I came along so I could test out fisheye lens. It also rained last night so everything is still wet in the morning.

Fisheye Test 4

This is another photo I took of a section of stackable wall blocks, you can see how the distortion worked well in this photo.

Fisheye Test Full 4/3

I took a 4:3 shot to see how much vignetting I would get with the fisheye lens. You can see the vignetting in the corners of the photo, but it’s a really clear photo when you use 4:3 shooting.

Macro Test 4

Now even though I didn’t get a macro lens like they were suppose to send me. The fisheye screws off and turned into a macro lens. This is one of the macro shots I took, it does a really nice job.

Macro Test 2

The water drops come out really nicely with this lens as you can see here in this photo.

Macro Test 5

Here’s the another sample shot using the macro end of the lens. What I like about shooting Macro Photography is once you shoot them, the photos stand on their own merit. If you shoot really nice well composed and exposed macro photos, you don’t have to really have to do a lot of heavy editing them or just very little minimal editing. These macro photos make me miss having my old Olympus E-510 and Sigma 105mm F2.8 Macro Lens.

Overall I like what DCkina has to offer in products, customer service and the Fisheye/Macro lens. They offer better solutions to your mobile photographic needs, so if your looking something standard, unique or anything mobile for your iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini, Galaxy Note, Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4 and other smartphone models this is the site for you. I also recommend you check out their Feature Products and Specials pages. This won’t be the last I’ll be reviewing their products so stay tuned for future blog posts on more DCkina Products !!!

Product Price List:

Magnet Attachment 180° (+Macro) Fisheye Lens – $14.80 will go back up to $18.35 November 1st (*Featured Product for October*)
3-in-1 Magneti Stick-on Mini Lens for iPhones / iPads / Phones – $41.15
Metal Ring and Keychain Strap for our Magnet Attachment Lenses – $1.95

DCkina Shipping Policies:

DCkina deliver orders to all destinations in the world, including the USA, Canada, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France (Metropolitan), Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland(Swiss), Argentina, Brazil, India, Hungary, Israel, South Korea, Malaysia, Malta, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, Hong Kong SAR China, Indonesia, Cyprus, Moldova,Slovakia, Croatia, Taiwan (Republic of China), Turkey, United Arab Emirates (UAE), United Kingdom etc.

DCkina provides – Standard Air mail / Air Parcel – Standard Air Mail / Air Parcel with insurance – SpeedPost (EMS)

*Please note that normal transit time for US orders with standard shipping is 10 to 14 days. For other countries (or territories), it usually takes 2 to 4 weeks (could be shorter or longer depending on location and custom regulations). Please login to have your tracking information to track. Please contact our Customer Service team if your order does not arrive in 6 weeks from order date. Note that for standard shipping, online tracking is not guaranteed. If you would like to get the order in a quicker way, you may use our express service, it is a little bit higher in cost, but more secure and faster and online tracking step by step is guaranteed (only applicable to major countries). It normally arrives in 1 week for major countries (provided the custom-clearing is smooth).*

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You can follow DCkina on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, Flickr and Instagram. If you have any questions about this blog post please leave a comment, email me ashcroft54@gmail.com or contact DCkina. Have a great day and see you soon…

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8 Responses to Combo Apps/ The DCkina Fisheye Report

  1. rjllane says:

    Hello ashcroft54.

    Can’t say that I like many fisheye lens photos, but I was intrigued by your comment that “The fisheye screws off and turned into a macro lens.” Macro shots can be gorgeous – and your examples certainly fit that description. How exactly does the lens change from fisheye to macro???

    Thanks … MomentsForZen

    • ashcroft54 says:

      It’s easy the top part of the lens screws off so your left with the bottom half of the lens. By the way I shot a ton of macro photos while walking with my nephew, I’ll post them up later or do a mobile slide show called A Mobile Macro Life. Like the video below which is called A Macro Life and possibly the same song by Groove Armada.

      • rjllane says:

        I like the sound of more of your macro photos – the world of small things brought to our eyes by someone with skill and sensitivity is a source of great joy and amazement for me … 🙂

        … MomentsForZen

  2. rjllane says:

    … And by the way, the video almost brought me to tears because of the beauty and sensory overload – sound complementing images and motion … MomentsForZen

    • ashcroft54 says:

      If anyone says I’m not a real photographer or can’t operate a camera…then you’ll know what they say about me is BS !!! I have a deep love for macro photography because of its abstractness. It’s the most abstract form in photography. It’s an art that only a few can do well and pull off. You can’t edit or post process your way out of, you really have to shoot with your gut and have a keen eye for details and forms.

  3. Wow, now that is a seriously nifty little gadget, creates some incredible images that’s for sure, thanks for sharing!

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