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3 Tips For Macro Photography on iPhone

Macro Lens Attachment for iPhone Tips & Tricks
Macro photography is the art of capturing images of objects at an very high magnification. To shoot macro images requires a special lens with the proper magnification. However, a macro lens attachment for a DSLR camera can cost a pretty penny.

For someone who is interested in experimenting with macro photography for the first time I recommend trying a macro lens attachment made for the iPhone. When following three basic tips & tricks, you can achieve a professional quality image.

What is a macro lens attachment for iPhone?

From the brightest sunflowers to the smallest caterpillars, the Macro Lens captures vivid details you cannot see with the naked eye, enabling you to experience the intimate intricacies the world has to offer. Made from premium multi-coated optics, the SANDMARC Macro Lens comes with the world's thinnest lens case mount along with a clip mount if you wish to use your own case or have no case at all.

When paired with a macro lens your iPhone camera is transformed into a high powered optic perfect for shooting close up and detailed photos. The compact size of an iPhone lens attachment is convenient enough to bring anywhere and everywhere without weighing you down. Lens attachments for iPhone allow photographers to increase the capability of the already complex camera that are built right into their smartphones.

Three Tips & Tricks For Macro Photography on iPhone

When shooting with a Macro Lens there are a few rules of thumb to keep in mind.

1. Magnification Ratio

The magnification ratio compares the size of the image captured by the camera sensor to the actual size of the object being photographed. This means an optic with a 10:1 ratio can project an image up to 10x the size of the object. This can be compared to a macro lens with a 1:2 ratio which then projects only half the size of the object.

It’s important to know the magnification ratio of a lens before you purchase it. A true macro lens will have a magnification ratio of 1:1 and does not have a zoom feature. The SANDMARC macro lens attachment for iPhone is a true macro lens with 10x the zooming capability of an iPhone camera.

2. Focal Length

Another defining characteristic of the macro optic is its close focusing distance. A close focusing distance requires the photographer to get very close to their subject in order to create a clear image through the camera sensor.

The typical macro lens has a focusing ratio of 1:1. However, optimal shooting distance varies dependent on what type of camera and lens you’re shooting with. True macro lenses will be primed - meaning that the focal length will be fixed without zoom capabilities.

The macro lens for the iPhone is scaled to be compatible with the iPhone camera lens. The SANDMARC Macro lens is 25mm with a fixed focal length. It comes with a lens hood which is designed to rest against the subject to make focusing easy.

3. Image Sharpness

The lens system on newer iPhone models that come with a built in telephoto lens are great for achieving optimal sharpness when shooting with a macro lens attachment. The combination between the two lenses increases image sharpness and can shoot images of even higher quality than some DSLR cameras.
If you’re interested in macro photography but don’t want to make a large upfront investment on a DSLR lens, a macro lens attachment for iPhone is a great alternative.

With the correct magnification ratio, focal length, and image sharpness the combination of the iPhone telephoto lens and macro lens attachment allows for professional quality photos to be shot straight from your smartphone.

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3 Tips For Macro Photography on iPhone

3 Tips For Macro Photography on iPhone


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