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August 4, 2016

Limelens Review

Disclosure:  Complimentary product was received for review purposes. 

Limelens Smartphone Lenses will take your pictures to the next level.

Being a dedicated Instagram user, I am always striving to take better pictures.  I've played with filters and tried editing photos on my own by adjusting brightness and contrast, but I never tried changing lenses.  I jumped at the chance to review two smartphone lenses from Limelens - a company that is driven to create tools to allow anyone to capture truly great photos.

The Limelens set I received came in a sturdy case with The Thinker (a dual purpose lens that allows a 10x Macro perspective or a 0.67x wide-angle view) and The Captain (a 190 degrees fisheye lens).   
The lenses attach to a mounting device, called a Limeclip, that sticks on the back of your smartphone.  Switching out the lenses is simple and the lenses easily twists into place.  Limelens is compatible with over 40 devices.  While it was compatible with my Iphone, it was not compatible with my phone's case so I needed to ditch the case when using Limelens.

In case you didn't already know (like me), a fisheye lens (originally used in meteorology to study cloud formations) is a wide-angle lens used to create wide panoramic images.  You can fit landscapes into a single image.  It's also used to distort images.  I had the most fun using this lens as it made me experiment with different angles and lines. 

Typically, you use a macro lens if you want super close up images of small subjects.  It allows for sharp, detailed images.  They can focus much closer than normal lenses allowing you to capture more detail.  I had fun using The Thinker on plants and flowers in my yard.  I'm looking forward to playing around more with these lenses.  The set is very inspiring! 

The set retails for $99.00, but they are currently holding a special on their website for $49.99!  This set would make a perfect gift for the aspiring photographer in your life. 

Everything you need to set up your phone is conveniently packaged together. 

My son is captured using the fisheye lens.

Playing around with the Thinker's macro perspective.


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