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Insignia™ - Mobile Photography Kit

Model: NS-MPKIT50SKU: 5092113

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Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 469 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Adapter Issues

    Posted
    Adri

    I was so excited to receive this as a Christmas gift to use for my small business. Finally got around to trying it out today to find it is not outfitted for an iPhone 7. I asked for this so I could do small videos of new products. It does not connect to an iPhone 7 jack. I have an adapter however I need a double adapter so that I can plug in both the microphone and light. Couldn't find the right double adapter anywhere so I called Insignia's Customer Service to see if they could help me. The guy that answered my call was very rude! I read him the product number off my instruction guide and he basically told me what I had in my hand wasn't what I had! Telling me that my gift giver must have shoved the extra items in the box. (Lenses, microphone, light and carrying case) I told him that wasn't the case because everything had it's own slot in the box! Then saying that the wrong instruction number must be on the paper. I began to inspect the box for another number, found it and proceeded to tell him the number. He cut me off telling me he already found it. Then basically informed me that "No, you can't plug both items in at the same time. You would have to pick one or the other." I replied that common sense tells you, you need both the light and the microphone for a video! Why would the company design something that those 2 items can't be used at the same time?! I was told to just choose and use one. I hung up on the guy because he was being so rude. Looks like it will work if you JUST take still photos. But if you plan on making videos you better get another light that doesn't plug into the phone or find another product! Guess I'll be returning this kit, it's not worth the money if you can't utilize all the features.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Maybe best for IOS 6 or Android

    Posted
    Pete
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    The retail price was about $90 and it was on sale for about half the price, but for the IOS 7 or 7plus the accessories that are included have a mini plug not a lightning plug. This means the lightning adapter will be needed and as a result the accessories dangle such as a mic or a LED light. You are getting quite a bit in the package and for Android or IOS 6 or lower products it shouldnt be an issue. In the end the tripod and maybe the mic and LED light are the pieces I cared most about and will not be able to use at least two of them. Great idea but doesn't work well with my device. Let me add that the package does indicate compatible with most IOS devices. However when I was shopping the Best Buy sales person steered me to this device rather than the Insignia tripod I was purchasing. They knew I had a IOS 7 plus but apparently didn't realize it wouldn't work with my device. If you have a 7 the tripod will be most of what you will use and can buy one of those for about $20. One final note on the shelf there were four boxes and three were unopened of the four. Best Buy was offering $5 off the unopened and I decided that it was not with it and took the new package. I should have read the reviews first and realized that three out of four returns means steer clear.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fair

    Posted
    Dino
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    It's good for holding but as a tripod didn't fare as well. Had to keep adjusting to get the right angle for the camera . Had to keep adjusting the legs to get the right angle for the camera on the phone sometimes the camera would fall forward because it was not far enough back sometimes the camera would fall backwards because it wasn't far enough forward. Depending on what iPhone you have you may or may not be able to use the LED light and/or the microphone you will need an attachment for the plug-in. The lenses are worthless the fisheye lens not that great the wide-angle lens not that great the blurry Lens I don't even know why you would use a blurry lens . Overall on a scale of 1 to 10 I give this a three . For the amount of money that it cost you be better off buying something else

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hands free recording made easy

    Posted
    BadNickname
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    The day my life was complete was the day i bought this tripod. It was on sale for 40$ from 80$ so it was the perfect time to grab it. Bought it thru the app and picked it up in the store. Its the only way to buy stuff. But I digress. It cam with 3 lenses, the legs bend so no matter what angle i want to capture i can do it. Its perfect for making YouTube or PornHub videos. I never have to worry about getting my phone sticky when I’m finished cuz the tripod holds my phone very well. The legs bend so you position the phone on your nightstand exactly the way you want. Strong enough to stay standng if it is struck by a foreign object/substance/fluid. Def worth the money!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Product!

    Posted
    Michele
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    Never bought one before but found it easy to use. Compact case is nice for carrying it with you. Directions were easy to follow. The pairing of the Bluetooth remote device to my phone was quick and easy. Tripod is sturdy and versatile. The directional microphone works as advertise-I was a bit skeptical and the LED lighting is sufficient for what I use it for. I thought it was priced reasonable. Only con was that I didn’t see much of a use for the fisheye lens-so that’s why I gave it 4 Stars not because it is a bad lens-just isn’t what I need and would have liked to be able to choose another one in its place.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great kit for shooting when you're by yourself

    Posted
    Tenere
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    I love this kit because it offers everything I need for video shooting on my Iphone. I shoot a lot of sketches for IG and Youtube and sometimes I shoot by myself or with just another person and I didn't have anyone to be the camera operator so I was stuck trying to mount the camera on a shoebox with a show or lean it again a back pack to set the frame and hope everything went well. Well with the mini tripod, I can get the shots I need with a very quick set up. It also provides a mic which works surprisingly well, at least for what I need..." as well as a variation of lenses. I love it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Neat kit for the price but impractical

    Posted
    rg001
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    Taking pics on you iphone is easy--that's why people do it. A lens kit for the iphone is a great idea! Ideally, a lens kit should be easy to use and allow for unencumbered photography while improving quality of photos taken. The Insignia kit contains a tripod, 3 lens attachments, a clip to place the lens over internal lens on phone, flash, microphone, and remote. I wish they hadn't included the fisheye or led light--not very useful. This kit is good for occasional iphone videos as it enhances audio and the picture. However, because of the kit's size, I doubt I'll use it very often.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun add-ons for my iPhone photography

    Posted
    Photonut
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    Great little kit of accessories for phone photography. My favorite part is the little remote button. It works with my iPhone, as well as my iPad. My grandkids love making "newsroom videos" as reporters, and they can set up the iPad at a distance, and easily control the video start and stop. Haven't had the opportunity to use the lenses in the kit, but have experimented a little with them. They are ok, but I thought there would be a long range telephoto type lense included. A little disappointed there, but overall the kit is good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Love the compact tripod

    Posted
    Debbie
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    I love the compact tripod! It's small enough to fit in my purse... this makes it easy to set up and snap some great selfies or use the Bluetooth remote button to grab some candid shots of a group. Set up allows only landscape shots. Tripod attaches to the car window for road trip pics. Case is useless...pieces fall out of it. I didn't use the lenses, flash or mic because juggling the loose pieces and the case was too much of a hassle. I would recommend purchase of the tripod only. Don't waste money on the kit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    Posted
    HiggsBoson
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    I needed a tripod for my iPhone 6 and I was in a hurry and this was the best option I could find. I should have gone for the tripod alone option but as the package had a mic, and I still had a phone with 3.5 jack, I thought that mic would help the sound over the phone's native mic. THE AUDIO STILL SUCKED with the mic. I suspect that item may be discontinued as it was $20 cheaper two weeks later. New iphones no longer have audio jack and I don't know if lens' will work with double camera phones.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A good way to expand your smartphone camera

    Posted
    photozenthesis
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    The lenses on the product help you make the camera on your smartphone more flexible. They enable you to use it for Macro photography as well as wide angle and to obtain a fish eye effect, The tripod is sturdy, however, the phone clamp on the tripod was a bit diffiicult to get right when i used it. This difficulty may be because it was my first time using the clamp, Quality wise the package is wonderful and i would recommend it to anyone interested in expanding the capabilities of their smartphone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Convienant but a little on the 'cheap' side

    Posted
    Shade2074
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    The items that came with this pack will do what they say on the package, but they felt a little cheaply constructed to me. Like something you might find at a dollar store. I mean they work, but I feel like they wouldn't survive an accidental drop or two. I got it more or less out of curiosity and to be fair I'm still playing around with it. So for me, this is more of a gimmicky toy than a pro tool. I can't really say I'd recommend it to anyone. I'd say save your money and put it toward a better camera.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    More useful than expected!

    Posted
    Smash82
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    Went to Best Buy to purchase an external mic & the only one in stock was the one included in this kit. It was more stuff than I thought I needed & pricier than I'd been prepared for, but since it was my only option I bought the kit. So glad I did bc I ended up needing to use the tripod & the remote starter, not just the mic. Since the products are actually useful & buying the kit is way cheaper than purchasing everything individually, I'd definitely recommend investing in it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Incomplete Kit

    Posted
    Jounochi
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    I am currently in Arizona on a road trip and I discovered that one of my lenses is missing a lens. I bought this a month or so ago and didn't notice it until I tried the lens on for an outdoor concert. I've attached a picture of the three lenses that come with the set, and the one closest to the camera is the one with the missing lens. The rest of the set was all there and works well. Very disappointed and I'll be submitting a warranty claim. My review is one star because apparently two stars is fair.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is AMAZING

    Posted
    blondie4spurs
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    I looked at many similar products before selecting this one. I liked that everything I needed came with it and the case makes keeping all the pieces together a breeze. It is small enough to travel with as well. It was so easy to set up and the blue tooth connected right away on the first try. I can't wait to use it for family photos and for my direct sales business. I bought the open box version to save a little, I would definitely say it is worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Phone Accessory

    Posted
    Nick
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    For the price this was an awesome buy for my kid's phone this Christmas! She's all into making YouTube videos and this allows her to make her videos look much better than using the stock camera on the phone. The tripod is great and the mic picks up and helps to isolate her voice from background noise. The added LED light helps brighten things up very well. At this price point I was not expecting it to be this good but it went beyond good and it's simply awesome! It made me, the Hero Dad!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    GOOD but issues with iPhone 7

    Posted
    JAD67
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    This is a great little camera package. I bought it on sale ($49) the month of June 2017. All of the lenses fit my iPhone 7 and the tripod works well, my only problem is that my iPhone does not have an ear phone jack for the microphone to connect, so I have to use the earphone adapter and rig something to hold the microphone... BUT FOR THE PRICE this is a GREAT Starter Kit... I use this to make videos and tape myself...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Combo Package for the Price

    Posted
    TKG8R
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    I had been looking at the Insignia Mobile Photography Kit for several months. With an MSRP of $99.99, it was a little more expensive than I was willing to pay. However, I recently saw on the Best Buy app that it was on sale for $49.99 (50% off). When I got to my local Best Buy store, I found an "open box" item for $44.99. Since I expect I will use some of the items more than others, at $44.99 this was a "no brainer".

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for casual use or as a starter kit

    Posted
    18Fan
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    I bought this by chance as I went to Best Buy for a Bluetooth keyboard. I came across the Insignia mini tri-pod (with accessories) and thought, "whoa" this is pretty cool. Turns out it's better than cool. It comes in handy when using your cell phone for photography and especially when used to film or record. I would recommend this photography kit to any prospective buyer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly good

    Posted
    TomDavidson
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    The image quality is actually surprisingly excellent, although you have to get VERY close to the subject for the macro lens. Both the microphone and the light are also very effective. The tripod works just fine, too, but is a little too small to be useful for all but product and other table shots. If you don't have a real camera with you, this permits some decently arty pics with your smartphone.

    I would recommend this to a friend