The write-up today says users are getting the most from the cameras on their phones. I am reminded of laws passed forbidding cameras on phones being used in public bathrooms. Maybe we should rethink the whole phone camera thing.
@hchavers@mike808 It took my company many years but they finally relented and said we could have phones with cameras (likely when the company phones they give to some all had cameras). We’re not allowed to use the cameras onsite and in some areas you have to leave your phone (and pretty much anything else electronic except your old-school digital watch) in a cubby/lockbox outside the room.
In this particular case I really want to see reviews of the actual product, not hand picked allegedly “similar” that are good. I bought, a set of phone camera lenses from meh and they were beyond horrible with respect to focus, not to mention one (luckily in the end) was broken (so I was refunded the $5 due to the broken lens). I was really disappointed about that. I couldn’t find any reviews anywhere of these.
Hey meh maybe you can open a box, take some photos with them and post those?
@Kidsandliz The amazon kit is the exact same thing, just rebranded like a lot of knockoff junk that ends up on that site. The positive 5-star reviews are most likely bots. Dig through the 1-star reviews and you’ll get some honestly disappointed opinions with a handful of pictures showing off the obvious shortcomings of slapping a massive lens onto a cellphone.
Basically, the macro lens is mildly useful provided you have a tripod to hold it still, and the lens doesn’t slide off whatever camera bulge your phone is packing. The wide angle lens just looks kinda crappy as the extra angle you get for the shot is fisheye’d to hell.
Sounds similar to the results I got with a clip-on lens to convert the phone to a microscope. Yes, it sort of worked. Sort of. The image had chroma issues all over the place, it was a circle that just barely reached the sides of the screen, and “focus” was mostly an aspiration, not a capability.