Struman Optics macro lens and a discount

Since you all seemed to enjoy the last post I did on the macro lens for your phone, I thought it might be nice to do a follow-up.

Struman Optics

Last time I did a post on their lenses I used the Cinematic Macro Phone Lens, however for this post I used the HD Macro Phone Lens.

Taking photos with this lens on your phone is much the same as the other one. Perhaps the biggest difference is that you don’t get any choice about distance with this one. You just have to keep going in until the image is in focus.

If you want to check out the other post then go here,ย A new macro lens for my phone.

The above lens is smaller and very easy to carry around in your pocket or bag. You can use it with the phone cases that are available, or if they don’t make a case for your phone, like mine, then there is a clip that you can use. The lens screws into the clip, which in turn clips onto your phone. I like the clip because I can have a few different lenses and then they are easy to swap between. Hey, that could be just me.

I thought for this post I might give you a few tips for using the lens on your phone.

Getting photos in focus

Just like using a macro lens, it is hard to get the image in focus. Your hand moves, your move. I find the best way to do this is to take several shots at once. That way at least one should be in focus. Or rather I hope.

How close to go

You can get so close to photos with these lenses, like a centimetre or two, so you have to be careful that you don’t touch the plant too much. Stand back as much as you can and go in carefully. If you do knock the plant in any way then stop and wait for it to stop moving.

Avoid direct sunlight

You really need to see the image on your phone when you are taking the images. This means you can’t have your phone in full sun or you won’t be able to see exactly what you are doing. You can make yourself part of the shade, or wait for a different time of day or an overcast day.

Discount Code

The people at Struman Optics have agreed to give me a discount code for you. Now, this is not an affiliation and I won’t be making any money from any sales.

Please use the code lenses15 when you purchase your lenses atย Struman Optics for a 15% discount on your purchase.

I spent some time out in the garden yesterday and this morning taking photos around the garden to show you what you can get with it.

I have processed the photos, but only in Lightroom. I wanted you to concentrate more on the images rather than what I do to them. They are also not cropped, except one. The zinnia was slightly cropped. The rest I left so you can see how big the flowers end up.

I hope you enjoy the photos and let me know if you have any questions.


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