Built-in macro capability
You can hold this lens within 1 cm of the subject and still achieve autofocus. This means you can place the lens inside a flower and have the wide-angle capture more of the flower filling the frame. This provides a very creative and unique perspective that your phone cannot do on its own.
All Struman Optics lens purchases include a universal clamp. This strong, quality clamp is transferrable to any smartphone or tablet, making it future proof for any phone you buy.
The clamp fits over most cases to prevent a compromise on phone protection. If fitting over a case, this creates a further gap between the lens and phone, introducing a vignette (darkening edges) Pinch and zoom a little to enjoy the convenience of leaving your phone in a protective case. The clamp can also be freely aligned with the front camera to capture more of the background behind you in your travel photos
NOTE: I recommend complementing this lens with a Struman Optics back cover for available smartphones. This ensures a perfect lens attachment alignment to your smartphone camera lens.
Why is this better than the super wide-angle lens on the latest smartphones?
This lens does not have magnification. It is equivalent to what your eye sees making it a true macro lens at 1:1 ratio. Holding the lens so close to the subject, it can completely fill the frame without the need to digitally zoom and degrade the image quality.