Fooling around with a phone camera

When I bought my android phone, the accessories I chose for it were a sturdy case (I’d heard all those stories of what happens if you drop your phone) and a set of lenses that attach magnetically to the camera lens.

The latter turned out to be fun, and they do get used every so often.

Here is a tiny sample of what they can do, showing images using the fish eye and wide angle lenses. There is also a macro lens.

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This is just a normal shot of a building with a colourful façade, in a calle in Venice

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This is fun!

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And, looking down a different calle

They were fun to use, and could prove useful in situations where a digital camera just can’t capture certain features. I just have to remember to always have the lenses in my pocket when I go out, and then also remember to use them!

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25 responses to “Fooling around with a phone camera

  1. Can I ask where you get such lens attachments? They do look like fun!

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  2. Never underestimate the humble phonecam. Terrifically versatile as you demonstrate. Mine takes lousy photos, probably because it’s been dropped regularly over 3 years.

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    • Hi, Andrew. Your whirlwind trip went far too quickly. Can I book Phyllis for a tour of the Uffizi next spring? I’ll buy her a tripe sandwich afterwards.

      Yes, it’s quite amazing what good photos the phonecams take. For macro shots, mine is more reliable than my Panasonic.

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  3. How fun! Where is this calle by the way?

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  4. I have heard that you can get lenses like that for your digital camera. I haven’t totally investigated that….but I do love a good fish eye lens.

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  5. And all the more fun that it’s PINK 😉

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  6. So cool. I didn’t know it was possible to get lenses like that.

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    • Neither did I, but with the wonders of online shopping and targeted advertising, we need never miss out on yet another gadget. I don’t know if iphones offer this little accessory.

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  7. There’s always a nice splash of colour to brighten the ancient walls, Gerard.

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  8. PhilJ

    I read this as “footling around”. Can’t get the flippin’ word out of my head now!!

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  9. No selfies then Yvonne ? 😉 ❤

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  10. Nice calle, especially with the residents putting potted plants outside. or having geraniums spilling over from their window boxes.

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