I got something similar in a Fuko once. It was amusing for about 5 minutes and now sits in a drawer in its little carrying pouch. As much as we want to pretend that our phones are a substitute for a real DSLR camera, it isn’t.
I’m not expecting anything resembling quality (or even decent) optics for $10 (or even for the Amzon price of $24.99 for something “similar”), but if I can get a couple decent macros or some warped panoramas, it’s probably worth it …
@bsyris I was going to say its reviews get an “F” on Fakespot. But I see you beat me to it “a few seconds ago.” However, I’m not sure if that’s all you meant… Seems like you’re saying Fakespot typically gives an “F” for 5-star reviews.
Figures this would pop up the night I was complaining about the lousy photos from my phone of the mountain that’s on fire across the lake from us… (not that I walked the 20ft back into the house to get my digital camera that has an actual 20x zoom lens on it.)
The problem with this is exactly the problem with my digital camera: I wouldn’t have it on me when I needed it. Plus I’m lazy.
It doesn’t seem to work well if your sensor is pretty much in the middle of the back and not at the very upper side of the phone.
Also most modern phone use multiple sensors/cameras and fuse the image - this would block those other sensors.
@gibbons03 I agree! I had my heart set on taking some telephoto pictures, but the lens introduces prism-like artifacts that are different, but not better than, the JPEG artifacts I get from digital zoom. One popcorn box with nothing but kernels left at the bottom.
@jmbunkin What kind of phone do you have? On an iphone SE the opening in the lenses isn’t big enough to include the entire photo area and so there is a round circle. I am giving this as a present to a family member and it may not work well with iphones perhaps? I was presuming it would since the camera was on top. My telephoto is broken but the other lenses work so thinking just pretend I only bought the one box and not the telephoto as the present… That family member has an iphone, but I think it is an 8 or an X or something.
Item box came to me kind of damage, there was rip in several area suggesting either poorly handle or crushed under something else or some one want to take a look at it with out removing the contents. 0 star out of 5, the longer telescope looks damage or poorly assemble. Rubber is covering the display for distance zoom, cannot see how far out it is.
@aznboiultra I see what you mean about the thing that tells you how far out the zoom is. I presumed that yellow strip came off so you could see. Nope. Doesn’t. Wonder if it used to be clear and these are so old they are yellowed?
I bought this as a christmas present for a family member… now I think I need to look to see if what I got is trashed too or OK. Wasn’t going to open it.
Well the telephoto doesn’t work at all. Sigh. The rest of them you get round photos as they don’t have a big enough opening to actually cover the entire camera lens area with the the clip on lens. As a result they’d only work if you are going to crop the photo. Phone is iphone SE.