If you are the type of person that likes to take photos with their smartphone (not selfies), the Aukey 2-in-1 Wide Angle / Macro Lens increases the capabilities of your mobile phone camera giving it the ability to take some amazing pictures, which really wouldn’t be possible with just a standard phone camera.
Quality is key and the Aukey lens pulls no punches with its metal and glass construction giving it a premium feel just as you would find with a much more expensive DSLR camera. The included suedette carry pouch, lens cloth and lens caps for both ends, just like the big boys for keeping dust at bay are nice little supplied extras that add to the overall presentation.
In use it does have a noticeable but comfortable weight to it, probably due to its size as it is quite big for what it is. Although this does make the setup whilst attached to your phone feel more substantial, some will find this shift in weight a welcome addition whilst taking photos.
Attaching the lens to your phone is as simple as screwing the main body to the supplied clip holder, then clipping the whole attachment over the camera lens on the back of your phone. Depending on where the camera is on your phone this is positioned accordingly – job done.
As this is a 2-in-1 lens, the build consists of multiple lenses that can be screwed apart or together which in turn will allow you to take either wide angle or macro type photographs.
Wide angle shots can be achieved by screwing the two lens together. With a little fiddling, impressive scenic shots can be achieved. This would be great for taking photos at a school play for example, being able to fit the whole stage and everyone in the photo. Or on a larger scale, snapping the full stretch of the beach at sunset while on your holiday getaway. Your imagination will be the only thing that can limit the type of photos you can take.
On the flip side whilst using only the macro lens, removing the attachment, you will be able to take really close up detailed photos of the smallest objects or items with 10x magnification. This is where the fun begins, as with a little creativity you can capture some really creepy and unusual or totally stunning and beautiful images.
Overall the AUKEY 2-in-1 Wide Angle Macro Phone Camera Lens is a great value kit with a thoughtful set of accessories. Perfect for anyone who wants to be a bit more adventurous with their smartphone photography.
Great value kit with a thoughtful set of accessories. Perfect for anyone who wants to be a bit more adventurous with their smartphone photography.