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Works with every phone ever, even with a case on. More →



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Insomnihac
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1411 days ago
 
iPhone 4 + macro/fish-eye lens

Silly me went ahead and purchased both the macro and fish eye lenses for my new iPhone 4, without properly reading the FAQ!

The problem as mentioned on the website (if I had bothered to read it before purchasing!) is that the adhesive ring to attach the lenses covers the iPhone 4's flash.

I was wondering whether anyone else here uses these lenses with an iPhone 4, and whether you have found a solution for this problem? It seems that a slightly larger ring (so that it surrounds both the lens and flash without covering) would solve this problem.

Anyway, any tips would be most appreciated. The lens work fantastically, but if I have to manually attach the adhesive ring each time to use them, then that is a massive hassle and kind of defeats the purpose of their ease of use and portability sad

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DannyD
1377 days ago
 
Hey i just got those lenses for my iPhone 4 and how do i make them stick to my phone!? lol please help! much appreciated

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DannyD
1377 days ago
 
if you recently found a better way of attaching them w/o having to manually attach the adhesive ring each time to use them..

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RollsUp
1377 days ago
 
http://forum.photojojo.com/viewtopic.php?pid=46332


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Insomnihac
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1377 days ago
 
Hey guys, just letting you know the best solution I could come up with my iPhone 4 and these lenses, was to attach the adhesive ring to a case (rather than the shiny glass surface of the iPhone) and cut a section in the ring (resulting in an adhesive ring that is shaped like a C) to expose the flash.

The only problems I've found with this solution are:

1. Because you're removing roughly a third of the surface area of the adhesive ring, it loses grip and can eventually just fall off, as has happened to me twice (luckily I had some spares from another set).

2. The ring is magnetic, so likewise given you're removing a third of the area of the ring, the magnetic force holding the lense is reduced. This can result in the lens falling off the phone if you move it to quickly (it's only just hanging on).

Other than that the lenses are great, and work beautifully with the iPhone 4's great camera.

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bruceb17
1376 days ago
 
My two cents:

You don't have to cut off 1/3 of the ring. Just cut off just enough to expose the flash. On mine, I estimate that about 80% of the ring is there. Enough adhesion and magnetism to keep everything secure. Best tool for cutting the ring I found is a big nail clipper.

I also have a protective film over the back glass of the iPhone 4. Therefore, if more adhesion is needed, I suppose I could use super glue to attach the ring to the iPhone.

BTW - these wide angle and fish eye lenses work great on webcams.

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Insomnihac
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1357 days ago
 
"You don't have to cut off 1/3 of the ring. Just cut off just enough to expose the flash. On mine, I estimate that about 80% of the ring is there"

That's true to an extent. I only cut off a small amount of it at first too. However the shiny metal ring can actually refract light from the flash to the lens,  resulting in areas of the picture blooming in brightness, or being being more washed out that usual. Try the same indoor photo with flash on, with and without the ring attached and you'll see what I mean.

The easiest way to solve this is to remove enough of the ring so it's not near the flash at all. Another option might be to paint the metallic ring black so it doesn't reflect light.

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jquig99
1356 days ago
 
I was able to mod the ring with small, sharp pliers.
Here's a photo: http://forum.photojojo.com/img/posted/img4cd6078f78f9f.jpg?url=http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1429/5153047452_bf51696c14.jpg

I also use a ZAGG screen protector for the iPhone4 - not on the actual touchscreen, but on the back and sides (The sides help the reception).



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Keberly Ph
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1331 days ago
 
Works like a charm! I trimmed my Zagg screen protector down quite significantly. The lenses hold firm even with the slight mod to the ring mount.

http://forum.photojojo.com/img/posted/img4cf6709fd1100.jpg?url=http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4091/5223450249_b048760eb5.jpg



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jquig99
1331 days ago
 
BTW - if you email the awesome Photojojo team, they'll tell you how to get extra rings wink



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TheBobBlog
1295 days ago
 
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_I5_sgOIUyIg/TSYRzvI8PcI/AAAAAAAAD1k/S421qWgh92M/s1600/Screen%2Bshot%2B2011-01-06%2Bat%2B1.51.23%2BPM.PNG 

I created a simple solution using a suction cup and a binder clip, works like a charm.

More photos here: http://the-bob-blog.blogspot.com/2011/0 … s-for.html

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lightcomma
stix

1283 days ago
 
Are these lenses compatible with the front camera, as well?

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FredSchuck
1194 days ago
 
@TheBobBlog, you are a genius. Thanks.

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madsastorp
1086 days ago
 
can you put it on a cover?

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taketimean
dfind

1085 days ago
 
The lenses I ordered just came in today, the only problem I am having is when I unscrew the macro/wide angle lens, the macro lens only produces a blur? Anyone else have this problem or know how to solve? Also, should all the lenses produce a vignetting effect?



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vballchick
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1082 days ago
 
@taketimeandfind  on the macro....its all blurry when you put it on the phone but when you use it you have to get REALLY REALLY close to the object that you are taking a picture of.....like closer than you would think! GOOD LUCK!

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taketimean
dfind

1081 days ago
 
thanks..love using these things



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easy-macro
1052 days ago
 
Not sure if I'm out of line here, but there is a dedicated macro lens for cameraphones that doesn't require taping/gluing anything to your phone and it's small enough to keep stashed in your wallet.  easy-macro.com  Best solution I know of.

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lens42
989 days ago
 
I was disappointed with the macro results from this lens so I made my own. You can 3D print it at Shapeways. It uses a nice glass lens that cost's $4 from Surplus Shed. Almost no barrel distortion. Check out the ruler shot in the link - unedited and uncropped right from my iPhone 4.

Edit: Link removed by moderator

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wyandavids
on

980 days ago
 
Hello all.

I also have a protective film over the back glass of the iPhone 4. Therefore, if more adhesion is needed, I suppose I could use super glue to attach the ring to the iPhone .

All  your comment for iphone development are welcome.

Thanks in advance.

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