Every day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.
Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is the Vtin 2 in 1 Professional HD Camera Lens Kit. For only 16 bucks this little gadget provides both a .45 wide angle lens and a 10X macro lens for your camera on your phone. This kit works with the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy and most cell phones where the lens is within 0.51in (13mm) in diameter. That is the distance between the lens and one of the edges of the phone is within 2.5cm (0.98in). Pretty much most any smart phone.
Again this is a 2 in 1 product. The .45 wide angle lens provides a much wider field of view when shooting still or video on your phone. This really excels for close up table top review style content production and larger landscapes as well.
The second feature is a 10x macro lens. This is for taking very close up detailed still photos, see the photos below for examples of how well it works. For this feature you want to get the lens 4-5 centimeters from the subject. This is great for detailed photos of say insects, plants, sea shells or any small object you want to photograph in great detail.
Props on finding this product goes out to Steven Harris who recommened it to me when he saw this video where I show my sprouting system. It would have come out much better with this lens for sure.
To use this all you do is clip it on your phone and start shooting. It has no electronic parts and is pretty much fool proof. Just like any lens, you need to keep it clean.
I have to tell you that it does a better job with photography then many of the early DSLR cameras and man that says something. So how much will it set you back, well a whopping 16 bucks. So check out the Vtin 2 in 1 Professional HD Camera Lens Kit and upgrade the hell out of your photo and video ability on your phone for under 20 bucks.
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PS – Here is a live video showing the lens in action. Please understand this is not really the way the lens is meant to be used, it is much easier to center properly if you put it on before shooting rather than take it on and off during shooting.
PPS – Next up here are some photos I took with and without the macro lens of a knife handle to give you an idea of the added detail you can capture with the macro 10X lens. The reason the non macro pic is so out of focus is the camera is way to close in an attempt to capture small details. Again distance from the macro lens is best at 4-5 cm, or about 1.9 inches.