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New Lenses for Smart Phone Cameras

  • May 22, 2019
  • By 50 Shades
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New Lenses for Smart Phone Cameras

When I’m travelling or just having a short weekend break somewhere I often can’t be bothered taking my big DLSR camera with me. Let’s face it my camera is heavy, takes up valuable luggage space and is cumbersome to lug around at times. Plus if I want to take my extra lenses for my camera, it’s even more inconvenient. So when I heard about new lenses for smartphone cameras I immediately wanted to try them out.

I often travel just with my smartphone these days as the camera takes quality shots that are good enough to use in my blog, print out and use in photo frames or insert into photo books. It is so much more convenient that taking photos on my big DLSR camera, that requires uploading onto my laptop before I can display them on social media or printing them off.

Pixter Starter Pack

Pixter Starter Pack

Pixter Smartphone Camera Lenses

I was sent a Starter Pack that consists of a Grand Angle Lens, A Fisheye Lens and an Ultra Macro Lens. As well as the lenses that each have snap off covers, there is a clip for the lens to attach over the lens of your smartphone, a handy little carry bag and a lens cleaning cloth. The little carry bag fits perfectly into your pocket or handbag when travelling.

Pixter Starter Pack contents

Pixter Starter Pack contents

All you have to do is take the cover off your smartphone, if it has one, and place the clip over the camera lens and then screw in your preferred Pixter Lens. Before taking your photo just make sure the clip is placed squarely over the camera lens on your phone or otherwise it won’t work. Then you can start clicking away!

Grand Angle Lens

This lens is when you want to capture a large item or scene that is too big to fit in the frame of your smartphone camera. It’s particularly good for large monuments, expansive landscapes and selfies, because it gets you further away from the camera lens. Your photos taken with the grand angles lens may have a little distortion around the edges of the image.

Cabarita Headland with Grand Lens

I took the grand angle lens to a a lookout over a large section of expansive beach in my home town and took a few photos. Top photo shows normal smartphone image take without any adjustment and the bottom photo shows the same scene with the grand angle lens attached.

Cabarita Beach with Grand Angle Lens

Fisheye Lens

This fun and funky lens takes in a 180-degree hemisphere and projects it as a circle within the frame, surrounded by black. A fisheye lens is an ultra wide-angle lens that produces strong visual distortion intended to create a wide panoramic or hemispherical image. You really can have a lot of fun with this lens.

Here’s  a couple of beach shots that I took with my smartphone with the fisheye lens.

Cabarita Headland with Fisheye Lens

 

Cabarita Beach with Fisheye Lens

Ultra Macro Lens

Macro lenses are typically used for taking photographs unusually close to a subject. These lenses can reproduce small objects at up to 0.5x life size on your camera’s imaging sensor. In fact they can reveal almost microscopic levels of detail, and make tiny bugs look like giant alien invaders. Here’s a photo I snapped of a small sunflower bud. This shows how much detail you can get that would otherwise not be achievable with a normal lens.

Pixter Macro Lens

A sunflower bud photographed with the macro lens

How to get your Pixter Smartphone Lenses

If you purchase a Pixter Smartphone Lens via my website I will earn a small commission. The lenses in the Starter Pack are priced at around $48.50 AUD per lens, whereas the Pro Lenses are priced at around $81 AUD each. Click on the picture below which will take you to the Pixter website.

Pixter Smartphone Lenses

 

 

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By 50 Shades, May 22, 2019 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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50 Shades

Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.

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2 Comments
  • Jan Wild
    May 22, 2019

    What fun Kathy, do you know if the Pro lenses minimise the blurring around the edges of the shots? I am interested in something like this for our next trip to Europe.

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