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