Last week I received a new parcel in the mail and it was a macro lens for my phone from Struman Optics.
I have used their lenses a lot in the past and they have always been my favourite ones for using on my phone. This one is the Cinematic Macro Phone Lens. It is very different from their other lenses.
With most macro phone lenses you can only take photos at a certain distance. You don’t get a lot of choice, however with this new one you can change that.
This is what Struman Optics says about it.
In a world first, Struman have made a variable macro lens for smartphones. The 22-82mm Lens is the most versatile detailed Macro lens available for iPhone, Samsung or Android.
I have had the lens for less than a week and I’ve been out in the garden with it a couple of times and it is proving to be challenging for me. Though it could be that I need to wear the right glasses when I go out. The more I use it I know I will get better with it. It is also getting used to a new type of lens.
We are going through a hot spell at the moment. Feels like every day is over 35C, and most of them have. So much for our mild wet summer. We have had hardly any rain where I live. It seems like it has been months since we have had a really good downfall of rain. With this weather, it means that it is too hot to go out and take photos.
I will be getting out with the lens more when we have better weather for it.
So far I am impressed with this phone lens. I love being able to have a lens that I can take with me anywhere. They also produce a lot of phone cases for a multitude of phones, so you can also screw the lens into that. Unfortunately, they don’t have one for mine, so I have to use my lens with a clip that fits on my phone.
The lens retails for $209 AU which is not bad. If you love macro photography, but can’t afford a macro lens for your camera then this lens can be a great alternative without the heavy price tag.
Here are three images that I have taken with the lens so far. I know there will be more and I will be sure to let you know how I go with it.