sounds like a great product, but the magnets barely attach to the iPhone. If you hold the phone upright to take a picture, the lenses just slides right off!
23 people found this review helpful
Everything was 'as described' but some of the factual info regarding this lens kit was left out. I have no issues with the lenses themselves, they appear to be of good quality & they do what they are supposed to do. My issues are with the mounting system. This lens kit came without instructions. They give you a bag full of flat washer-like rings and expect you to figure out where and how everything mounts. Some of these rings are magnetic, some are just metal, some have a small notch on the outside perimeter for no apparent reason. Some have blue backing paper and some have white (??). So I figured it would best to mount the magnetic rings to the lenses and a metal ring to the camera. This way, when the lens was detached, I wouldn't be carrying around a magnetic iPhone. Again, I was left to figure this out with the absence of an instruction sheet. The magnetic rings are fairly strong and have no problem holding the lens on with light use, but you cannot carry your phone around with this assembly attached or you chance having them fall off and get lost. Next, after a couple weeks or so, the glue that supposedly holds the ring 'permanently' to my iPhone started to get gooey, probably from being exposed to my body heat while in my pocket. The ring started to slip out of place and it got in the way of the lens on one side. I didn't notice this until reviewing some pics I took where the edges of these photos were distorted from the out-of-place mounting ring being in the way of the lens. I removed the ring and it took me using a 'Goo-Off' product to remove the remaining glue that got on to the lens itself. I liked everything else about this product except the mounting system. The lenses all do as they should. It should be noted that the 'macro' lens works well but ONLY for close ups of no more than an inch or so away. After that distance most iPhone will do well enuf with close up shots. This product could be great if it had a better mounting system & if it came with instructions.
10 people found this review helpful
Lenses magnet does not stick on iPhone, they instantly fall off. I tried it on iPhone 5 and 6
15 people found this review helpful
This product is not what it is described to be. It says for all smartphones and Mobile devices. I have tried it on iphone 4, 5, 5S and 6 and it doesn't stick. So I guess those are not smart phones or this product is pure junk. Don't waste your money. Great idea, but doesn't deliver.
9 people found this review helpful
Lenses don't stay in place via magnets. Also, the lenses cause a black ring in viewer.
10 people found this review helpful
This product came with no instructions. I am still trying to figure it out. I am definitely not satisfied. If I had the time I would send it back. The lens don't stay on because I don't know how to mount them what a waste.
This is the second time my shopping experience with Groupon has been very poor, horrible. The other was a cheap shower head that constantly leaked what another waste of time and money but don't get me started.
12 people found this review helpful
The main display picture is misleading. Its only 2 lenses and its ok. They send you a magnetic sticker to put around the camera and you stick the lens to it. It's not the worst purchase I've made, but its ok.
6 people found this review helpful
I love mine! The lenses don't stick to the actual phone; there's a metal ring that sticks to the phone permanently, and the lenses attach to that. I bought an Otter Box that slides off easily in two parts so that I can quickly access the camera lens. I have taken some absolutely stunning shots with my macro lens. I wish I could post them here! I am buying another set for a friend who has been asking for them. :)
Theses worked awesome! Super fun to use for mini pictures at the house. Would not suggest moving around much because they slip off easily.
I found them quite clever and useful, altho maybe a bit different from what I expected in terms of how the magnets are separate pieces from the lenses. But it's not a problem. Seems as if the 'fisheye' and 'panoramic' lens are basically the same thing, but for $11.00, it's fine. I just wanted the macro lens anyway.
4 people found this review helpful