I don't always write reviews but when I do it with Dos Equis beer....jk I don't drink beer BUT I do shoot on my iphone and I love this telephoto lens! Catch some of my recent pics using it on insa! : @adamjosephdaniels
I've had these lenses for around 3 months now and I am thoroughly impressed. I take my photos using an iPhone XR and have the Sandmarc Wide Angle and Tele lenses. Off the two I use the Tele the most, if your phone has portrait mode this lens would allow you to activate portrait mode from further back (twice the distance!) which is really useful especially if you have kids. When you have outdoor light the results really are outstanding, for me color and detail is improved over the standard phone lens. If you want to make the most of these lenses I recommend using a third party app which will allow you to tinker with your phone's camera settings. Improve your understanding on how to take the right photos for the right situation and with these lenses you definitely will take your photography to the next level. When I'm not using the portrait mode on my phone I switch to a third party app that allows me to change ISO / Shutter speed to take really good manual photos in RAW format. The build quality is truly amazing and I live that they even included inner threading that allows you to mount on filter attachments directly to the lens (so you don't have to pay extra for an adapter!). For the level I am at I truly have no need to go back to my mirrorless camera which was big and cumbersome for changing lenses when out with the family (plus phones for me now focus on subjects faster - if you have a fairly new one). Lastly I really like the way these lenses connect to the case (very secure which gives great peice of mind) and I like the case itself. Very happy with this purchase, would not hesitate to recommend and for me the best lens system out there when you take into account price, accessories, connectivity and quality. Next purchase will be the filters!
This lense is amazing, works perfect with the phone and gives an awesome clear picture. very happy and satisfied couldn't have asked for better
I absolutely love it I need to get the wide lens and macro
For nearly 20 years I’ve worked as a photojournalist using high end DSLR kits. Recently I had a project that I decided to try my iPhone 8 to add content. It was actually quite remarkable. So I recently purchased the Sandmarc tele, wide and the PL for another project later this month. The build and optics are are terrific however I suggest a tweak to the iPhone case/lens mount. With the added weight of the lens and the slippery finish on the case, it can often be difficult to hold. The case needs some sort of a rough texture finish to give make the user a more positive grip on the case.