I’m on vacation this week and next week, YAY! My daughter’s daycare lady is on vacation so I booked my vacation accordingly. I thought I’d be burning through posts for you guys during my daughter’s naps, but so far this week I’m so exhausted from playing with her all day long that all I want to do is sleep! Next week my husband is off too so hopefully I’ll have more energy then. Anywho…
Back when I had my iPhone I had a set of smartphone lenses for it (see my review on them). I still have them, but I don’t know where I put my extra metal rings to stick to my phone so I have not been able to use them. So when I was given the opportunity to review the Limelens Smartphone Lenses ($99 USD) I immediately said YES! I miss being able to use lenses on my phone.
This lens kit comes with a carry case, two lenses, instructions, two microfiber lens cleaners, three versions of the Limeclip (to fit most phones), and some stickers.
The lenses included are The Thinker, a dual macro/wide lens: Attain a 10x Macro perspective or a 0.67x wide-angle view with The Thinker, our dual purpose lens. And The Captain, a supreme fisheye lens: No landscape too vast or group photo too wide, this lens will gladly capture it all. Drink in the atmosphere with The Captain, our 190° supreme fisheye lens.
The lenses have a protection cap on both ends.
These lenses are compatible with lots of phones… but not my phone (Samsung Galaxy S6) – WHAT?!? These lenses need a phone where the camera is flush with the phone, but on the S6 the camera is raised. Luckily for me I have a case on my phone which is about the same thickness as the camera so it makes it compatible! 🙂 Plus I don’t have to remove my phone’s case to use the lenses because you have to put a Limeclip on your phone to use them. Depending on your case it may fit over the clip, but don’t take my word for it. Is your phone compatible? Take a look at their compatibility list.
The instructions tell you which Limeclip to use on your phone – I used the same one they list for the Samsung Galaxy S5. And it tells you in which position it should go as well (vertical or horizontal). For the S5 it says to put it horizontal, but I often take my pictures sideways and having the clip horizontal would mean having the free opening pointing downwards, which made me afraid that the clip could slide out and fall. It feels secure enough in the clip, but I just didn’t want to take any chances so I put mine vertical.
Now to see the lenses in action here are some comparison pictures between my regular phone camera and the lenses.
For the macro lens you get a little preview of an eyeshadow palette I’ll be showing you shortly. 😉
I’m not a big fan of the Limeclip cause it does stick out a bit, but it’s not that much so I can live with it. I also really like the carry case that comes with this set. It feels a bit bigger than it needs to be, but I can throw it in my purse without fear of damaging the lenses.
My phone takes really good pictures, it’s what I use when I take pictures on the marble background (like the first pictures in this post). These lenses help take my pictures to the next level. This also means I can start doing macro shots of glitter nail polish again, WHOOHOO!!! 😀
Do you have smartphone lenses? If yes, which ones?
– Chantal 🙂