IPhone 5 Macro lens options?
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > General Planted Tank Forums > Photography


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-09-2013, 03:19 AM   #1
Asphalt Art
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Coastal Georgia
Posts: 314
Default

IPhone 5 Macro lens options?


I finally caved and put a fork into AT&T's horribly expensive service. Although I loved my 2 year old Xperia X10A Android, I went to T-Mobile. I decided to pick up the new IPhone 5 simply because they have more accessories available than most phones, and I really didn't tinker with the Android platform as much as I thought I would.

I heard mostly good things about the 8MP rear camera but honestly I am not that impressed yet, especially with the autofocus. I have a lot of wildlife on my property especially insect life, which I do enjoy snapping but running 6 acres back to the house to get the camera will be a guaranteed lost shot. I tried taking a picture today of a group of bright red Aphids on a tall weed with the IPhone and it simply could not focus no matter how hard I tried, changing distance, POV, which way the natural light was coming from, nothing worked. I know this isn't a DSLR but that was entirely frustrating for such a simple shot.

So here is my question: Has anyone here had any personal experience with any of the Macro attachments for the Iphone5? Price isn't much of a point to me as much as if it takes a decent shot or not with a decent depth of field. Some of the lenses I found were the Olloclip with great reviews and a scant few others. Even if it comes as a kit with a Telephoto/Fisheye I am more concerned with the Macro.

Just looking for some experiences.
Asphalt Art is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-09-2013, 03:24 AM   #2
shift
Wannabe Guru
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Kelowna
Posts: 1,674
Default IPhone 5 Macro lens options?

Use a small magnifying or convex lens informs of it
__________________
84G - The Osaka Forest
12G Fluval Edge - Celestial pearl Danios, Boraras urophthalmoides & PFR shrimp
5.5G Fluval Chi - Pumpkin shrimplets
10G - CRS/CBS | 10G - Red Rilli's | 10G - Yellow shrimp
shift is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 12:01 AM   #3
Asphalt Art
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Coastal Georgia
Posts: 314
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by shift View Post
Use a small magnifying or convex lens informs of it
That won't work for me, as all of my shots are outside. The reflection of the light off of an unshrouded glass would severely limit the angles that I could take the shot without possibly disturbing the subject. Most of my shots have about a 20 second window before they take flight, jump, or scurry away.

I shot this today freehand without using any sticks or tripods, took about 15 shots to get it this good without using editing programs after the fact. He is about a half inch wide at the mouth for size reference and they are all very tame around here. I can get as close as I want, but the focus at that level is annoying. I perfectly well know I can just go inside and get the Konica, but I am trying to see how far I can push the ISight camera. If nobody has any experience with the aftermarket lenses, I guess I will have to buy a few based on reviews and see how they stack up.

Juvenile Green Tree Frog on a Banana Tree.

Asphalt Art is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 08:02 AM   #4
shift
Wannabe Guru
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Kelowna
Posts: 1,674
Default IPhone 5 Macro lens options?

Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByTapatalk1368172921.614842.jpg
Views:	86
Size:	179.2 KB
ID:	140938
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByTapatalk1368172940.392040.jpg
Views:	85
Size:	228.1 KB
ID:	140946
I just hold it against the phone so outside would make no difference.
__________________
84G - The Osaka Forest
12G Fluval Edge - Celestial pearl Danios, Boraras urophthalmoides & PFR shrimp
5.5G Fluval Chi - Pumpkin shrimplets
10G - CRS/CBS | 10G - Red Rilli's | 10G - Yellow shrimp
shift is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 08:31 AM   #5
sayurasem
SCAPEr
 
sayurasem's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Loma Linda, CA
Posts: 2,558
Default

Try oloclip, I'm still waiting for itouch 5 version.
sayurasem is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 11:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012