I was very skeptical of the Aukey telephoto lens when I first looked at it online. There were a couple of reasons. First of all, I use a Oneplus 3 phone. It is not a mainstream phone and I was concerned that the alignment of the clip and the lens itself may not be tested and the results could be poor. The first thing that jumps out at you with the Aukey telephoto lens is the quality and weight. The lens itself is not made of cheap plastic, it is in fact a high quality metal and what appears to be a good quality glass lens. During the unboxing, I was surprised that there was a very well protected carrying case with foam inserts to protect the gear that is small enough to fit in your pocket while being large enough to fit the clip and the lens, a carrying pouch and a cleaning cloth. The lens itself has a snug fitting lens cap to keep itself scratch and fingerprint free. The lens clip has nice soft pads to keep your phone from being scratched. The threading on the lens is very fine and the matching thread on the clip is very fine as well. I could see where if you weren’t very careful screwing the two pieces together, they would be easy to cross thread. If there is an Achilles heal to be had with this lens, the combination of soft materials and fine threads would be it. I was also concerned that with the soft clip and heavy lens that it would move around on the phone, but this was not the case mounted on my Oneplus 3 with a sandstone case. It held snugly in or out of the tripod. I have to say, this combination of phone and lens took wicked pictures. I took my time getting it properly centered on the lens and you will see by the pictures that the results are outstanding. The focal width is less with this lens and you had to be careful you were focused on the correct spot of your subject, but the autofocus of the phone kept it spot on. Because of the focal length, even the tiniest of movements produced blurry photos. The addition of an elbow rest or tripod yielded professional results.
I really enjoy using this lens and have added it to my arsenal of daily tools. I highly recommend it.
- Optic Pro 3x Telephoto Lens ideal for capturing sports events, group shots, and distant subjects 3x closer
- Easily affix the 3x Telephoto Lens with perfect alignment to any mobile devices with the included clip
- Crafted with aluminum alloy and multi-element coated glass to minimize ghosting, reflections, lens flare, and other artifacts
- Detachable soft rubber clip is easy to adjust and won’t leave any scratches or marks on your mobile device. Please Note: The Flash Light might be blocked when the lens is in use.
- Package Contents: AUKEY PL-BL02 Optic Pro 3x Telephoto Lens, Lens Clip, Carrying Pouch, Cleaning Cloth, 24 Month Warranty
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