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Has anyone had any experience with the clip-on lenses for iPhones (example attached).  Would it do any good for landscape photos on our upcoming Alaska cruise?

 

JD

 

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I have not used clip-on lenses for iPhone.

There is a very useful and inexpensive gadget for iPhone or smart phones.

Its a Tripod with iphone bracket that retates smoothly for video clips and 'no shake' stills. It also has a bluetooth trigger. I recently used it on our November Cruise. Great for Selfie's, 3-5 second timed group shots and so much more. 

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I’ve used the moment lenses and liked the telephoto best. I’m not familiar with the one you posted, but I sure like the price. 

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That was my thought, for the price why not give it a shot?

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I've tried it.

You can find similar even cheaper ($10 or so) but don't waste your money.

It's very hard to get the clip to stay on in the right spot to exactly cover the iphone lens circle.  And when you do, it's frustrating to try and focus - because you're likely to move the clip and have to fight to get it to cover the lens again.  The couple of pictures I did get were pixelated and blah.

 

I'll mail you my set for free if you pay shipping and want to try it.  Seriously.

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The Moment lens are great and they also sell a phone case makes mounting the lens easy. But they are expensive.

 

I personally use Surui lens. They are half the price and are of excellent quality as well, about $50-60 a lens. They come with a clip and have the same bayonet mount as Moment so can use the same case.

 

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Moment are best. Sandmarc are also excellent. The cheap ones on amazon are not great and you’re better off using the phone without. 
clip on lenses are a pain to slight. The ones that mount on a case are best. 
 

here’s some stuff on Sandmarc I shot a while back. 
 

 

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Interesting discussion. To date I have only shot still with DSLR. I would like to use the iPhone, every now and then, including shooting some video clips with iphone. So here are my options:

 

Upgrade to iPhone 11 Pro, it has 3 lens combo built-in (right now I have iPhone XS Max to trade in.)

 

Buy a set of 4 used Sandmarc lens (being offered locally at a very good price, 50% off of new)

Buy one new Moment Lens wide or tele, as they are expensive.

 

So, some guidance or input would be helpful, to deceide which way to go.

 

Thanks

 

 

 

 

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