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Insignia™ - Phone Camera 3 Lens Kit - Black-Angle_Standard

Insignia™ - Phone Camera 3 Lens Kit - Black

Model: NS-M3LENS10SKU: 5086533

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Rating 3.9 out of 5 stars with 849 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great "universal" add-on lens

    Posted
    Michael

    In looking for an add-on lens for my S7, I wanted both a fisheye lens for panoramic stitching and a macro lens for magnifying stuff (like bugs). This set of lenses fits the bill. One of the key features of this product is that it seems like it will work with a lot of different phones. Other current options for add-on lenses are often limited to a few brands or even specific phone models. The downside to a generic lens like this one, is that you have to carefully adjust the clip/lens over the camera lens at first and because it's not super-tight, you will have to adjust from time-to-time as the clip moves around. Another downside with a universal clip lens is that it doesn't always lie exactly parallel to the camera lens. This leads to some distortion on the edges of an image. One final thing I'd like to point out is that for macro shots, the phone's LED flash is not too useful as-is because the clip-on lens blocks a lot of the light on the object of interest. One solution is to use an external lamp.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not perfect but darn good

    Posted
    Rick
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    So I should start by borrowing from George Carlin who said "somewhere in the world there's the worst doctor". That's me except instead of doctor substitute cell phone picture taker. I aspire to be worthy of some day being called the worst cell phone photographer :) A friend wanted some photos of a house they were looking at buying. They live a sizable distance away so asked me to take them. The house has lots of long but narrow space and my phone - a Samsung Note 8 wasn't doing a great job with the wider shots so I grabbed the lens kit specifically for the wide angle lens. It was silly simple to use, just open the camera app and position the clip on lens so that it's centered over the camera's lens. It's light enough that it still worked just fine with my Osmo Mobile gimbal and really helped widen the shots. My only complaint and it's likely more a function of putting a wide angle lens over the default lens is that the corners are slightly distorted inwards. I probably wouldn't have noticed it in an exterior shot, but since I was panning from wall to wall the corners made it more noticeable. Still well worth the cost.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lots of fun

    Posted
    Lisa
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    I use this on an iPhone 6S. Have been having way too much fun with it. I especially like the fisheye. The macro is sharper than I expected. It works slightly better with my phone case off vs. on, which is to be expected. (I have a thin case, so the difference is not huge.) Users will have to play around to see where the phone lens should be placed relative to the clip lens; on mine, centered is the wrong answer. One thing I don't love is the storage bag, which is made of that kind of cheap velvet-like fabric to which dust and pocket lint attach and stick. I ditched that in favor of a small microfiber bag that I fortunately happened to have, which doubles as a lens cleaning cloth.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great lenses for the price

    Posted
    MamaHopper
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    These lenses are great and even come with a little pouch to carry them in. It took me a minute to figure out that to use the wide angle lens it has to be screwed onto the macro lens. But they work great. My favorite is the macro lens, I have gotten some great photos with it. The fish eye lens is pretty great too! Takes a minute to get the lens adjusted on your phone correctly, and works best without a case, but overall they are a wonderful addition your camera phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well but has a few shortcomings

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    CapedJA
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    I was selling my house and needed to take pictures using my iPhone. I was having trouble with some of the rooms being unable to show off the space in some odd corners/tight areas. The wide angle lens worked great for what I was doing and the extra degrees of vision it allowed me to squeeze into the camera were great. The only drawback I saw was that the lens might have been just a tiny bit too small as no matter how hard I tried I couldn't stop at least one of the corners from having a slight black spot. But dollar for dollar, a great product that took some solid pictures and helped sell my house.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent for Mobile Use, Not Great

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    Ouroboros
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    You're not going to win any photography awards with this set, but then again, the photographer makes the shot, not the equipment. Works best of your camera is flush with the body of the phone. The clip keeps the lenses raised a bit from the camera lens, which depending on your phone, can result in black corners on your images. The lenses themselves have a solid, weighty feel to them for the size. Which is a good thing. They are not plastic. I like that they come with a felt pouch amd an instruction card that can fit inside with your lenses, even though their usage is pretty self explanatory. The rubber on the other end of the clip rests against your screen so it doesn't scratch it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Insignia did a great job with this clipon lens kit

    Posted
    JaffKHerman
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    I used an OlloClip on my iPhone 4s and really liked it. When looking for a similar OlloClip for my iPhone 7 Plus, I was shocked at the cost. So I tried a couple cheap clips before I finally tried this Insignia lens kit. It works great on my 7 Plus in a number of cases... Otterbox Commuter, the Speck Presidio clear case, the Apple leather case, and of course with no case. Very happy with it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not sure I’d pay for it!

    Posted
    hndacivicex
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    Received this as a free option for purchasing my phone through Best Buy 6 months ago and it was the only accessory that would fit my phone that I thought was half way decent. The design of these lenses is ok to say the least, it is hard to know what lense you have without taking the cap off it and because it just clips on the top of the phone, it leave some room for error. The photos I’ve taken so far have been good, just not sure I see myself carrying these around all the time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Budget next level photos

    Posted
    Glen
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    I have a Google pixel 3a and been floored by the depth and scale the macro lens adds to photos. I would let anyone interested know you must get very close to whatever you are taking photos of. Also though it says it will work with cases I found it didn't sit well with the case I have which is fairly slim, but without the case, not problems.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Solid lenses, little cumbersome to swap

    Posted
    Niceguykev
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    I was so excited to try out these new lenses, and wasn’t disappointed. It is a little cumbersome to swap out the lenses. Each lens has a cover, and a little felt pouch to carry them. This is a solid product, and probably not a big deal, but everything is so instant, snap-on immediately, that having to unscrew the lens from the holder, cap/uncap lenses and re-place over the phone’s camera lens seems more arduous than it really is. Great price!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works for me

    Posted
    Bushrairfan

    Its exactly what i wanted, especially the macro lens for detailed pictures of tiny little things. These lenses magnifies small objects or gives wide angle to pictures but they dont enhance the quality of picture .Picture quality remains what your mobile camera offers.If you have a mobile with high end quality camera then these lenses works wonders.I am using them with samsung S8 plus and now i feel "who needs DSLR :)"

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great basic addition to cell phone camera

    Posted
    Jojo
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    3 lenses to add to my camera phone adds a lot of options. Excellent price. Drawback is I have to remove my case while using it. For those looking for a macro lens- note that you have to be practically touching the subject to have the image in focus, but from what I can tell that is any macro lens. Nice touch- all the lenses have caps. Also note: each lens screws onto a clip that stays fairly secure but can be moved if bumped. For the price, I think it's an excellent addition to add some fun & variety.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Cool I guess

    Posted
    Show
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    I got this lens kit as part of a free accessory deal. I used them a few times but for me it's not really practical to pull these out & put one on my phone to take a picture. someone that's really into photography might appreciate it more, but then again they probably have a professional camera they prefer to use. I haven't been in a situation where using this would get a better picture than my galaxy, but i guess it's a good idea to try out for the right price

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Lots of fun

    Posted
    JP123
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    These lenses are great and even come with a little pouch to carry them in. It took me a minute to figure out that to use the wide angle lens it has to be screwed onto the macro lens. But they work great. My favorite is the macro lens, I have gotten some great photos with it. The fish eye lens is pretty great too! Takes a minute to get the lens adjusted on your phone correctly, and works best without a case, but overall they are a wonderful addition to your camera phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Too attached :)

    Posted
    LoveBestbuy
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    I own an iPhone and the features for the camera are great therefore I had no need for the Lens Kit ( it was a free gift from Best buy due to a purchase I made). Honestly if you had another phone that did not provide a wide variety of camera features then yes the purchase would be nice and useful. It comes with several attachments that you have to screw on to the main piece. Most pictures taken are at a moments notice and one would not wait until you ,... choose the attachment you want, screw it on, position it on the phone then take the picture.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, easy to use Lens Kit for Smartphones

    Posted
    Muru
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    INSIGNIA Phone Camera 3 Lens Kit provides fish-eye, macro, and wide-angle lenses, which are good quality and are reasonably priced under $30. One of the lenses can be screwed on to a large crocodile clip that can be attached over a smartphone lens for the desired effect. The lenses come with protective plastic caps and a small, cloth bag/pouch to easily carry them. The quality of pictures is good. I like them because they are easy to use, not heavy or bulky, and can easily carry in pant/jacket pockets or in ladies' purses.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    good for light use, but not for all day.

    Posted
    jfe69063
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    The three lenses are pretty cool themselves, I found use in all of them, and the macro was especially cool for when I took close up pictures of some flowers I had bought. Unfortunately, I took these lenses along on a trip to the museum, and the clip that attaches the lenses to my phone camera completely fell apart as I was taking a picture. I was able to save all the pins and the spring in it to put it back together, but only cus I was lucky there was no people around, My money would have snapped right in front of me otherwise.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT

    Posted
    aklivn49
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    It's great for what it is. Seems to work good. I have an iP6s+ with thin tech21 case n lens fits over case and is easy to align up lens with the cell phone lens. $30 bucks u can't beat it. Plus caring pouch, all lenses have front n back covers which is a nice touch too. Some cell phone that are odd shaped or with a thick cell phone case might have difficulties mounting, aligning, and using.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Waste of Money

    Posted
    Allie
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    This is horrible. The clip is hard to place and does not work easily with a phone case, if at all. Who doesn't have a case on their phone? For photography, this is just a waste of time and money. I didn't expect it to be perfect or to replace my DSLR. Just thought it could be nice to have a lens for my phone. DON'T BUY THIS if you're thinking the same. I guess don't buy it at all...unless you enjoy wasting money and/or time and blurry photos for your caseless phone.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Posted
    JM44
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    This lense kit does exactly what it says it will do. All three lenses take great pictures. My only wish would be the wide angle lense was wider. This may be a product of my camera more than the lense. This is only a minor issue. I use them all the time They are easy to use. Fit great on my Note III. Not heavy. the little bag that comes with fits everything for carrying them around. For what they are they are great. These were a great start and have now i look to take pictures all the time.

    I would recommend this to a friend