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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-12-2014, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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iPhone camera lens

just curious but do any of you use the cheap iphone camera lens one can find on amazon? particularly a macro lens. i just find it a bit more convenient for quick snap shots of the tanks and wanted to ask if anyone had personal experience using one. thanks!
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-13-2014, 12:50 AM
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I just picked up one of the ones discussed in this thread but haven't had a chance to try it out yet:

$8 Detachable Macro Lens for Camera Phone Pics: TB/BB/Mischilings
I just bought the same one...waiting for it to arrive....
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-13-2014, 03:11 AM Thread Starter
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haha i was looking at that model as well but ordered a different one as i didn't want to use the sticky rings. ill post some photos up when i get mine next monday!
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-13-2014, 03:28 AM
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^^ Very slick. Shame it won't work with a case, though, that kills it for me.
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-03-2014, 07:14 PM
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Are there any that will work on a 5c?

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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-13-2014, 12:07 AM
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You could always make your own with a disposable camera. There are a lot of videos on youtube.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-19-2014, 05:54 PM
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So after reading this thread I purchased a similar lens. Here are a few pics of some of my shrimp, taken with the macro lens.

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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-03-2014, 10:05 PM
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Someone on a guitar building site I belong to takes amazing shots, with lots of closeups of the beautiful guitars he crafts. When I commented on the quality of his pics he said they were all done on an Iphone. For the closeups he just holds a jewelers loupe in front of the lens.
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-03-2014, 10:13 PM
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I bought a 3-in-1 lens kit off Amazon for my Galaxy S3 that the lenses screw into a case that is included, works great, pictures are great too. All for $10 shipped.
There is a similar one for iPhone too.

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