ItaVero
Contributor Level: Captain

Eye of the Beholder

I’ve slung lenses of one kind or another ever since my very first cruise – film cameras, early bulky digitals, slimmer digitals, smart phones and laptops, even a midsize digital with astounding resolution and built in wifi. I get great pictures with my smart phone – but the lens is often an issue. Anyone here have experience with those lens appliances that fasten over the aperture of a smart phone?


Tags: cameras smart phones lenses

13 Answers

BDRebel
Contributor Level: Captain

My photographic skills are poor enough that I wouldn't benefit from the extra lensesBig Smile

My thoughts are that if you are a good enough photographer and have the money for appliances, why not have the equipment that matches your skills?

While the Iphone can take good pictures, I'm pretty sure that an SLR camera would improve the final product greatly.

akaGrandmaJo
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

With a good camera, I could probably take a picture of my thumb that would be FBI finger print quality Big Smile

BDRebel
Contributor Level: Captain

I too take great pictures of my thumb, but never  that good of quality!

I found one picture that I took many years ago that I cannot to this day figure out what it was a picture of!Big Smile

ToddTheCruiser
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

When in port I don't like to lug anything with me except some cash and my phone.  The pics are there in a file and I rarely go back and look at them.  Sometimes I miss the days of photo albums.

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Admiral

I picked up a inexpensive set of lenses for my I phone,  they work well,  but hardly replace the rang of a camera with a good zoom.  They just hold over the phone with a clip so it will limit the kind of case you have for your phone.   I'll take them on my next trip and see just how well they do.  I will still take my trusty Sony digital camera with me,  it does better for enlargements as I frame some photo's to hang in the house.

 

Todd,   have you tried a digital photo frame ?   I will have it running when I have people over.   It's a conversation item since I have it loaded with over 1000 photo's I have taken in my travels. 

ToddTheCruiser
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

Todd,   have you tried a digital photo frame ?   I will have it running when I have people over.   It's a conversation item since I have it loaded with over 1000 photo's I have taken in my travels........................  I have not a clue to what this is???  Please enlighten me

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Admiral

It is a Photo frame that you plug in,  it has a USB slot for a card that you put all your photo's on,.  When your turn it on it shows all your photo's in the order you loaded them on the USB drive (Think slide show).   

when your don't want to watch turn it off.   It looks a bit nicer then on a  end table then a lap top.

 

Lots of them on Amazon.

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

I just saw an ad for these lenses & was curious about them.  I till use an old-fashioned camera to take photos. My camera takes excellent photos of other people's elbows. 

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

 

 

I assume you  mean these.  Fisheye lens, wide angle, and macro on the left. Stereo lens on the right.   All function as well.  They aren't great lenses, but they are fun to play with.  There are some  telescopic lenses available too.

ItaVero
Contributor Level: Captain

Asked and answered. Not sure how stable the fit will be - but I'm going to check it out - thanks.

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