INMACUS® HD 18mm iPhone Lens Review:
A great tool for any mobile photographer.
Some time ago, we decided to start exploring different options for camera lenses for the iPhone. This desire came from wanting to provide more photography options for viewers and other clients of MacSources. Through this search we have found many different types of lenses that enhance the already advanced camera on the iPhone. And, over the past week, I’ve had the pleasure of testing one out. The INMACUS® HD 18mm camera lens for the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus is truly a wonderful product.
The lens kit contains: the 18mm HD lens, a circular polarizer, a close-up filter, a microfiber optical cleaning cloth, and a front and rear cap for the lens. The lens mounts very quickly and efficiently with it’s ‘rapid adapter’. This is actually one of my favorite parts of the lens. This adapter has a small button on it that releases a locking mechanism. That lock keeps the lens in place on your phone and secures it around the iPhone’s camera lens. It’s a much better option than some lenses that just slide onto the phone.
This little lens is very durable. I’m not ashamed to say that when I was testing it out, I accidentally dropped it. I was attempting a before/after shot with and without the lens and when I was removing the lens from my phone, it slipped out of my hands and bounced a couple of times on the concrete patio. This was about a 5-foot drop and I thought for sure the lens would be cracked or wouldn’t take a solid picture after that fall. I’m happy to report that not only did the lens survive, but it also barely had any scratches on it. Like I said, it’s a tough little lens.
Now something I have to admit when I started researching this lens was why 18mm was so special. Well, as it turns out, that’s the equivalent to a 35mm lens on an SLR camera. As soon it was put into terms like that, I felt right at home. Aside from the 18mm lens being special, it has a maximum aperture of f 2.0 and only weighs 15.3g, which hardly adds anything to the weight of the iPhone.
As far as lenses go, the INMACUS® HD 18mm for the iPhone is a great addition to any mobile photographer’s camera bag. I think it offers a lot in photography enhancement and I’m excited to have it as a part of my toolkit. I love the quality of photos it takes and the quality of product it is.
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