I’ll just start by saying I can’t believe how far smart phone lenses have come, I remember when used to have some of the first iPhones the lenses that were available to them were some of the most plastic & cheap pieces of glass to ever be made. Taking the Ora lens out of the solid signature branded Aukey box I was just blown away by the feel, this beast is solid. Solid and HUGE! If you own any plus sized phone you can see the size of this bad boy next to my Samsung S9+. I can honestly mistake for some of the smaller lenses for my Fuji camera bodies. So by this point I was super excited to test this bad boy out.
I headed to my backyard to check out how wide of a field of view this new lens would give me, the photos bellow have a slider that you can swipe left or right to see shots with the lens attached and without.
I’ve tried a lot of smart phone lenses and I’m super impressed by the results this lens gives. I don’t know the science of it maybe it’s the size of it but the edges on the wide angle are sharp. Past lenses I’ve used have had unpleasant results along the edge of the photo only keeping the centers sharp. You will get dark corners depending on the phone you’re using but those can easily be cropped out without losing much of the wide angle. The macro feature on this lens is impressive as well, it’s not as sharp as I would like all around on a macro but I definitely like the artsy effect it gives.
Overall I really enjoyed this lens, from the build quality to the images it produces. My only wish is if they made the same lens in a smaller form without losing any quality that this lens produces but it’s no big deal for now this lens will sit in my camera bag and follow me around. Make sure to follow me on Instagram to see what other shots I produce with this badboy.
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