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The Microscope Lens from USB Fever offers a magnification of 20x and can be used with the iPhone 5. It has a focus distance of 0.7mm and is small and light so it can be easily carried around. You can purchase the lens from the USB Fever website for $20.99 (around £13.01 as of 14/1/13) plus shipping.
- Comes with a back cover to attach the lens
- Made from glass and aluminium
- Compatible with iPhone 5
- 20x super macro magnification
- 0.7mm focus distance
- 13.2mm lens diameter
- 55° viewing angle
- Weighs 6g
The best subjects to photograph are those with a flat surface as the edge of the lens sits on and is the perfect distance for focusing. The edge of the lens is transparent, allowing light to enter your subject, but for great pictures you need to be in the best light possible.
It can be quite tricky to keep the camera still when shooting, so using an app with a self-timer is beneficial. It would also be useful if the back cover had some feet on it so it could keep itself steady, rather than having to hold it, to reduce camera shake.
USB Fever Super 20X Macro Lens for iPhone 5 Sample Photos
Leaf | 1/15 sec | f/2.4 | 4.1 mm | ISO 640
Insect | 1/20 sec | f/2.4 | 4.1 mm | ISO 250
Facebook logo on iPad 3 | 1/60 sec | f/2.4 | 4.1 mm | ISO 50
Carpet | 1/15 sec | f/2.4 | 4.1 mm | ISO 3200
Macro lens box | 1/15 sec | f/2.4 | 4.1 mm | ISO 3200
Computer screen | 1/120 sec | f/2.4 | 4.1 mm | ISO 80
CF Card | 1/15 sec | f/2.4 | 4.1 mm | ISO 2500
Book cover | 1/15 sec | f/2.4 | 4.1 mm | ISO 1600
|The USB Fever Super 20x Macro Lens allows you to take unique pictures on your iPhone and is excellent value for money.|
USB Fever Super 20x Macro Lens For iPhone 5 ProsPictures are impressive
Excellent value for money
Comes with lens caps for both ends
USB Fever Super 20x Macro Lens For iPhone 5 ConsDifficult to keep steady when shooting
Needs to be used win well lit conditions
Strong pincushion distortion
|VALUE FOR MONEY|
You can purchase the lens from the USB Fever website for $20.99 (around £13.01 as of 14/1/13) plus shipping.