Combo Apps/37mm Smart Factor

37mm Universal Smartphone Adapter

I’ve been on the quest for edge to edge sharpness with mobile lenses. What I’ve found out was the problems with most of these mobile lenses is the fact they are small in diameter and limits the sharpness. What I’m going to show you is going to blow your mind. I’ve found the mobile lenses I’ll be using from here on out are and they are 37mm lenses from DCkina.

The top photos are a 37mm lens adapter for smartphones. I used that adapter with my iPhone 4S and took some amazing photo with it. You could also pick up a 37mm threaded case for you iPhone 5/5S or pick up one for a Samsung Galaxy S5. This adapter is strong, very durable and made of metal with stick on padding to prevent scratching your smartphone.

37mm Fisheye Macro Lens

I’m going to start with 37mm 0.25X Super Fisheye (+ Macro) Camera Lens Set. This lens is heavy, very well constructed and BIG !!! You get a carrying pouch, lens cloth, back and front lens caps. The back lens cap screws on and off. This lens has 3 glass element system which helps with the clarity and sharpness. You can unscrew the bottom lens and it’s a +12.5 macro lens.

37mm Fisheye Demos

These are my Fisheye photos samples taken with PureShot and 37mm Fisheye. The lens makes circular fisheye photos. I recommend you shoot your photos the full 4/3 ratio mode. I tried shooting them 1:1 square ratio but they looked cut off and wasn’t happy with the shots. You could also shoot your photos 2:3 and 9:16. As long as you’re shooting in a rectangle format, your fisheye photos should look fine.

37mm Fisheye Edges

Now look at the edges of the fisheye, they’re a little blurry edges with very slight to almost no chromatic aberrations. This really impresses me because I’m so used to really blurred out edges with lots of chromatic aberrations.

37mm Macro +12.5 Photo Set

Here are some macro photos I took with the +12.5 macro lens. These photos are more on the DSLR type of macro shot, so you’ll some really nice DoF (depth of field) photos. I really love the softness of these macro shots.

37mm Super Wide Macro Lens

The next lens is 37mm High Definition 0.45X Super Wide Angle (+Macro) Lens. You get, carrying pouch, front and back lens cap. The back lens cap does screw on and off just like the Fisheye. When you screw the back of the lens off you get a macro lens. It’s only a two lens element system. You still get pretty clear and sharp photos because the lenses are high definitions.

Before and After with 37mm Super Wide Angle Lens

Here are a before/after photos with regular photo and using a Super Wide Angle lens. You can see there’s a difference between the photos.

37mm Super Wide Angle Demo - 2

You can take pretty stunning photos with this lens too, like shown here.

37mm Super Wide Angle Demo - 1

There is barrel distortion, when using this lens but I like wide angle distortions in my photos. It reminds me that we see the world in a very bias point of view. When you shoot photos from a wide angle, fisheye or macro lens, you see the world for what it is and nothing is perfect.

Super Wide Angle Edges

What makes this lens era exceptional is there’s no blurry edges and no chromatic aberrations. You get pure super wide angle magic with this lens.

37mm Macro Photo Set

These are the macro photos from the macro lens that your screw off the bottom. The lens is a little sharper and more color saturations with your photos. Like the +12.5 macro, you get that DSLR macro style. What I really like about these 37mm lenses are the incredible photos you get. These photo were shot from an iPhone 4S, so you can imagine shooting photos with iPhone 6/6+ !!! I think 37mm is the way to go with mobile photography.

Product List:

37mm Universal Smartphone Adapter – $10.85
37mm Threaded Case for iPhone 5/5S – $5.98
37mm Threaded Case for Samsung Galaxy S5 – $5.90
37mm 0.25X Super Fisheye (+Macro) Lens – $73.67
37mm High Definition 0.45X Super Wide Angle (+Macro) Lens – $26.90

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).*

Click “HERE” if you want to find out more detailed information on Shipping, returns and refunds.

If you have any questions about this blog post please leave a comment or email me You can contact DCkina if you want to ask them in more details their products and shipping. Have a great day and see you soon !!!



About ashcroft54

Gallery | This entry was posted in Android, Combo Apps: Mobile Extreme Editing, iPhoneography, Photography, Product Reviews and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

6 Responses to Combo Apps/37mm Smart Factor

  1. Darren says:

    Oh wow, I have to check this out – thanks for writing this up ! I can see a bunch of lenses of this type on B&H.

  2. Nanashi Satori says:

    Thx for the review! Had no idea these were affordable … interested in the wide angle 😊

  3. albert says:

    Hi for s5 would you recommend this product?

  4. Ben says:

    Thanks for the great reviews. Have you tried the Moment lenses yet? I have a couple and am really blown away by them.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s