I have recently started working at Corporate Recognition. Part of my training is to play with and research our promotional marketing products. There are thousands upon thousands of products! The promotional marketing industry is new territory for me, and I have been blown away, daily, by the many ways one can market their business with promotional products. One item that has caught my attention the past couple days is a 3-in-1 Lens Pro we carry ($6.99-$8.99). It comes with a wide angle lens, a macro lens, and a fish eye lens. Yesterday we set up our huge expo display, so I took pictures of it with the fish eye and wide angle lenses. I also shot videos and took a selfie. I am attaching all images, but we’ll see if I can get the videos to upload.
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Here is what I discovered about my play time with the different lenses. The clip you use to attach the lenses to your phone is best used if your phone does not have a case on it. You can use it on the front facing camera as well, though I’m not sure if its use was really intended for that, but it works!
Wide angle lens: “Expands the field of view by 25%,” according to the instructions. I think this would be great to have if you’re traveling and want to take pictures of vast landscapes, or if you’re at a concert. Using it on the front facing camera makes for pretty nice selfies, though a little blurry because I don’t think it was really designed for that. Personally, I will be using this lens most often when I’m at industry expos, or just taking images of new products and just about anything. I will especially consider using if for selfies because it creates a nice slimming affect.
Fish eye lens: “Captures up to a 180-degree peripheral view,” according to instructions. This will make for awesome videos! I was really excited to play with this lens. I remember about 10 or 15 years ago when fish eye lenses were all the rage with extreme athletes documenting a wave or mountain they were trying to dominate. I didn’t try it out on the front facing camera because I don’t think my nose needs to look any bigger. It does tend to round out or enlarge whatever is being focused on in the middle of the image. Again, great for taking video, especially when at a concert, event or on vacation.
Macro lens: This lens will magnify objects when up close by 10x. It does say to get the camera within 1/2″ to 1/4″ near the object. This makes for an interesting, artsy look. I will use this a lot too when showing intricate product detail.