We have covered quite a number of add-on lenses and other accessories for enhancing your smartphone’s camera abilities here at GetdatGadget but nothing comes close to the Ztylus iPhone 6 / 6s Metal Series Camera Kit when it comes to the number of options and add-ons available for boosting the already quite stellar capabilities of your iPhone 6 camera.
The camera on the iPhone 6 / 6s is widely considered as one of the best cameras you can get on a smartphone. However, like all smartphones, it has a fixed lens and thus limits the types of shots that you can take. Add-on lenses are fairly popular accessories among photography enthusiasts who want a little more flexibility and variety in their shots without resorting to carrying around a DSLR with multiple lenses and filters.
From simple and fairly low quality clip on type plastic lenses, add-on lenses have slowly increased in quality and capabilities. The high end versions like the Ztylus feature high quality glass lenses that do not affect light quality or sharpness of photos taken with and without the lens.
The Ztylus iPhone 6 / 6s Metal Series Camera Kit is not just an add-on lens but the kit includes a phone case for the iPhone. At the back of the case, there is a circular hole that is used to mount the lens attachment. The lens attachment has a pretty cool design. It houses 3 rotating lenses and when attached to the case, the iPhone looks a lot like a digital camera.
The way it works is you rotate the attachment ring to choose the lens that you want and you flip it out to place it right over the iPhone’s camera lens. The lens attachment provides protection for the lens when it is not in use.
There are a total of 4 types of lenses – fisheye, wide-angle, macro and circular polarizer (CPL). You get the macro lens by removing a magnetic attachment on the wide-angle lens. The fisheye lens gives a 180º view while the wide-angle lens is perfect for wide shots such as landscape or group photos. The macro lens has a 10x zoom and a focal length of just 18mm. This means you can get really close to your subject and take great close-up shots with stunning bokeh (out of focus) effects.
The CPL lens is best used with outdoor shots to filter out glare and bright reflection. You can rotate the ring around the CPL lens to get the desired effect.
All the lenses are of high quality and you won’t be disappointed with the results that you get. There is some slight distortion at the edges of photos taken with the fisheye and wide-angle lenses but nothing really to be worried about.
The lens attachment does protrude significantly out from the back of the case so it is good that the Ztylus case gives you the option to remove it from the case and replace it with a flat circular piece that also doubles up as a kickstand.
Ztylus also has an optional LED Ring Light attachment that like the lens attachment, attaches to the back of the case and flips out just like the lenses. The ring light has a number of both warm and cool lights arranged in alternate order. The brightness of each set of lights can be adjusted independently. This gives you a lot of control over the brightness and the warmth of the ring light.
Since the LED Ring Light is mounted using the same mount as the lens attachment, you cannot mount and use both at the same time. This is rather unfortunate as there are many situations where the ring light would come in handy for a macro shot. However, you can use the ring light on its own without attaching it to the case but positioning the light properly and taking a shot at the same time may be a little tricky.
The Ztylus iPhone 6 / 6s Metal Series Camera Kit is probably one of the more expensive add-on lens kit for the iPhone. However, due to its modular design, it would be possible and fairly easy to reuse the lenses and the right light attachment with future iPhone models by just releasing a new case for it.
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