Just before vacation, my wife gave me a wide angle lens for my iPhone 7. I had this on my wish list as something to enhance my travel photos. I also bring my GoPro with me that takes things in wide angle but I have a lot less control over what and how it shoots. It’s a pretty easy lens to use, all you have to do is clip it on, line it up to the camera lens, and start shooting.
At first I really didn’t see any differences until I used a point of reference. I used it this afternoon taking a picture of a mountain shot. You can clearly see that the wide angle lens takes in more of the scenery than the regular iPhone camera lens. You gotta struggle with it a bit to put it on and the iPhone has to be naked and not in a case. I tried using it with a case on but the lens wouldn’t line up properly and the photos came up kind of crummy. I’ll just have to be more careful with the lens and my iPhone when I use it since neither will have any protection if I drop it by accident.
There is also a macro lens included with the wide angle but I can’t see a reason why I would use it. What would be useful later would be a telephoto lens so I can take zoomed in shots using optical rather than digital zoom. I did test it out and the results were pretty good but I have to be really close to the subject to make use of it.
I am definitely liking this lens, it will be a new companion when I’m traveling for work and vacation. Now to find places where I want to use it.