Smartphone cameras seem to be getting better and better with each passing year. But, as phones get thinner and digital sensors get more sophisticated, actual camera lenses are being increasingly neglected. To capture a truly stunning image you need some additional kit, and Kitvision have but together an awesome clip-on lens set to fit any phone. Fancy winning one?
The Kitvision 2-in-1 Smartphone Lens Set includes a macro lens, a fish-eye wide-angel lens, a clip to attach the lens to your phone (any phone - Android and iOS), a wipe cloth, and the all-important carry case. Yes, we bloody love carry cases!
The clip attaches very easily and we found it stretched enough to even accommodate bulky cases. Once on it is a simple job of screwing on the desired lens, with the macro lens also featuring a transparent guide which lets you rest your phone on a surface and still allow light in to capture the image.
Above is an example of the 180 degree fish-eye lens. Yes, it leaves a black circle around the outside of the image, but this can be cropped off after if you're bothered. The quality of the shot was great, with the focal point right in the centre. And yes, that's the whole of a room captured there.
To test the macro lens we first snapped a shot of the MEGA Bloks figure with no lens attached, getting as close as our smartphone would allow before the image blurred.
And this is how close the Kitvision macro lens allowed us to get. Yep, pretty impressive, eh? You can actually see the tiny cracks in the paint work.
This is a normal shot of the included instruction booklet, again as close as the phone would let us get...
...and this is what the macro lens could get. You can see the little dots in the print! Incredible; and that's even before you use the phone's own zoom feature.
Find out more at http://kitvision.co.uk/
Cool eh? Want to win a set?
To enter simply get on Twitter and follow us (@thetestpit), and also KitVision (@KitVisionUK), then retweet any tweet we've posted about the Lens Set competition before 6pm on 5th February 2016.
The competition will close at 6pm on 5th February 2016 and the winners will be notified soon after. UK entrants only please. To win the entrants must be following The Test Pit and Kitvision at the time of the draw, and have previously retweeted at least one related tweet.The judges' decision is final. For T&Cs please send us an email.