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an image of a regular dslr lens surrounded by smartphone lenses. the first row is the lens caps, the second row are the small lens. Two wide angle lens, one fisheye lens, and one macro lens. one of the wide angle lens is blue, the rest of the lens and accessories are black. The third row are the clips that the photograph attaches the lens to, and then the clip holds the lens on the phone's lens. the back row is the two small telephoto lens for the phone. one lens is all black, and the other is black with orange accents.

an image of a regular dslr lens surrounded by smartphone lenses. the first row is the lens caps, the second row are the small lens. Two wide angle lens, one fisheye lens, and one macro lens. one of the wide angle lens is blue, the rest of the lens and accessories are black. The third row are the clips that the photograph attaches the lens to, and then the clip holds the lens on the phone's lens. the back row is the two small telephoto lens for the phone. one lens is all black, and the other is black with orange accents.

Smartphone Photography

As good as phone cameras are, they are still not a replacement for the DSLR. On the other hand, there are occasions in which you do not want to travel with a full photography arsenal.

Phone camera lenses allow you to extend the zooming capability of your mobile device. I especially like the macro lens that I have. In fact, a lot of the closeup images posted on this site are taken using my smartphone with macro lens.

In the image below, I have my mobile lenses next to a regular DSLR (lens 18-55mm) to give you a visual comparison. The smaller lenses are about the size of a nickel (2cm) and the telephoto lenses are about the size of a small lotion bottle that you get in a hotel (6 cm). The photo caption provides some additional details.

 

an image of a regular dslr lens surrounded by smartphone lenses. the first row is the lens caps, the second row are the small lens. Two wide angle lens, one fisheye lens, and one macro lens. one of the wide angle lens is blue, the rest of the lens and accessories are black.  The third row are the clips that the photograph attaches the lens to, and then the clip holds the lens on the phone's lens. the back row is the two small telephoto lens for the phone. one lens is all black, and the other is black with orange accents.
an image of a regular DSLR lens surrounded by smartphone lenses. the first row is the lens caps, the second row are the small lens. Two wide angle lens, one fisheye lens, and one macro lens. one of the wide angle lens is blue, the rest of the lens and accessories are black. The third row are the clips that the photograph attaches the lens to, and then the clip holds the lens on the phone’s lens. the back row is the two small telephoto lens for the phone. one lens is all black, and the other is black with orange accents.

I would recommend investing in a few mobile lenses or get a kit. Its a fun alternative to regular photography when you want to be a little less serious.

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