Wednesday I talked a little about the impact of camera phones on photography, and today I have a fun giveaway related to that subject. It’s a set of smart attachments for your camera phone that allows you to get even more creative with your mobile photography.
As much as I love the freedom that camera phones like the iPhone grant us, they do have some constraints. The lens on a camera phone is fixed and that makes it more difficult to get very close up to your subject or take shots from a distance. So when I discovered that interchangeable lenses were available for camera phones I had to check them out for myself.
Photojojo, a popular online store for fun camera related equipment, offers a set of 3 lenses that work with most any camera phone. The set includes a fisheye lens with an ultra-wide 180-degree angle of view for capturing quirky hemispherical images, a wide angle/macro lens which gives you the ability to shoot wide scenes or get close up and a telephoto lens for a 2x zoom.
The lenses have a magnetic mount and come with a small ring that you adhere to the back of your phone around the lens. This clever design allows you to just snap on whatever lens you want to use to the back of your phone when you want to take a shot. The lenses attach and detach very quickly and easily, making them very convenient.
They’ll even work if you have a case on your phone, just stick the magnetic ring on the case! When not in use the lenses attach to a small metal coin with an attached loop that can be hung it from your key chain or inside your purse so you have them accessible at all times.
This lens set is fun to play with and the macro lens is great for getting close to your subject and showing textures. To use the macro lens you take the wide angle/macro lens and unscrew the top part, what’s left is the macro lens. Hold it steady and come in close to your subject until it’s in focus. Now these won’t replace your DSLR lenses (they aren’t meant to), but they are an enjoyable addition to your mobile photography
Best of all Photojojo has generously offered to send one lucky Gourmande in the Kitchen reader a set of their own Fisheye, Macro, Wide Angle and Telephoto Phone Lenses (ARV $49.00)!
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED
The winner is Sunshine, congratulations and I hope you enjoy your Photojojo Lens.
HOW TO ENTER:
Required Entry: For a chance to win leave a comment here, whatever you’d like. For example tell me what your favorite lens is.
The required entry must be done otherwise any extra entries will not count.
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1. Follow @gourmandeinthek on Twitter.*
2. Tweet the following : Enter to #win a set of @Photojojo camera phone lenses from @gourmandeinthek http://bit.ly/A9m9Sm #giveaway #iphoneography
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AND FOR EVEN MORE CHANCES TO WIN….Check out BakersRoyale who is also giving away a set of these lenses.
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Giveaway starts on 1/20/2012 and will run until 1/27/2012 at 11:59 pm PST.