In this first series of “Product Reviews” post, we will look at the Fish Eye Lens for Mobile Phone available on eBay.
I initially came across this lens via word of mouth from a Microsoft Student Partner named Phyo during NDP Hackathon. You can check out Phyo’s blog here.
While he managed to purchase this locally, I went ahead to a very popular e-commerce site 🙂 to look for the keywords “mobile phone fish eye lens”. While there are numerous sellers offering seemingly identical product, what you want to do would be to sort by lowest price + shipping as shown below.
Look for those with “Buy It Now” and proceed to checkout the item via Credit Card or Paypal.
From experience, shipping will take around 2-4 weeks depending on different sellers and location of the goods.
How does this attach to your mobile phone?
First Person POV of Samsung Omnia Camera App with Fish Eye lens attachment
Sample shots off Camera
In Summary, the eBay Fish Eye lens is an inexpensive attachment to your photography addition. While it is great for landscape and macro shots, it is also possible to get creative and use the fish eye lens for portrait shots of people with dramatic and distorted effects. However I will leave that experiment to you after you get one for yourself 🙂
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Product Review: $7 Fish Eye Lens from eBay