I haven’t used it that much yet, just tried it out a few times but very happy with the result. The plan is to make a music video with it so I will perhaps buy the Sandmarc light also.
I finally received my kit for the iPhone 12 mini and to be honest, I am really disappointed both with the product and it’s fit and finish. There’s a bunch of things wrong with it, so here’s the list: - It’s impossible to get the clip working with the anamorphic lens without getting any corner vignetting. No matter how precise you are. I’ve tried it with a case-less phone and both with Apple Leather case and Torras thin case. The result is pretty much always the same. So Sandmarc has to either fix it or get rid of it altogether. - The case itself is ok, but only if you look at it strictly from a utilitarian point of you. Otherwise the quality is garbage, there’s uneven paint all across and once you decide to get the phone out – it is quite painful to do. - The only way to use a lens normally is by coupling it with the included Sandmarc case. However, once you put the variable ND filter on, the vignetting reappears and there’s no way of getting rid of it other than cropping the video in post. The lens itself is nice, but you can only use it with a Sandmarc case and without an ND filter on, which renders it useless in outdoors and bright sun light. So all-in-all I really wanted to love this product, but I can't. Please be aware of this, especially if you're outside the US, and consider other buying options.
Lens does what to expect, but the case could be more substantial.
The free case that is provided is a minimal case to get you to start shooting. For a more substantial case, be sure to check our Pro case (purchased separately) here: https://www.sandmarc.com/collections/iphone-lens-cases
It’s really very good and best lens for iPhone