Accessories Macro & Fish Eye Lens for Evo!

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  1. Synthetickiller

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  2. bunnymud

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    I have the fisheye for my Harinezumi camera. You have to be pretty careful sticking on the metal ring, so it doesn't get in the way of the lens
     
  3. marctronixx

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    didnt know these lenses existed for phones.. thx.. picking up both..
     
  4. htc.EVOlution

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    i will like to hear details before buying. hopefully some of you can chime in before i hit the buy button
     
  5. bunnymud

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    It is a quite well made lens. It works by sticking a thin metal washer type ring round the lens of the camera, to which the lens attaches to the ring by a magnet. You get some great effects with these lenses but like I said above, you have to make sure the sticky metal ring does not get in the way of the lens or you will get a massive vignetting effect
     
  6. GeneralPatton

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    I'll hold out on purchasing till I see other people test them out on their EVO's and see the quality of the pictures.
     
  7. MyFishWagon

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    $20 for a fisheye lens is a heck of a deal
     
  8. ashykat

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    I'm very interested in the macro lens. Can't wait to see how it works out for y'all so I can decide if I want one. :)
     
  9. Aridon

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    Very interesting if anyone is willing too see how well they work please post back and let rest of us know.
     
  10. osteology

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    Interesting - does anyone think that the metal ring that is attached to the camera might be the solution for the flush camera lens?
     
  11. bunnymud

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    Naw....the ring is small....like 3/8ths small.
     
  12. MyHTCevo

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    Does the metal ring actually have to be glued on? Is it all magnetic? Don't want to be going all Arts and Crafts on my new Evo!
     
  13. Wynder

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    You don't actually want to think of it as a macro lens... the "macro" simply means that it's able to focus on an object at fairly close distances -- it's primary purpose is that of a wide angle, actually "zooming out" what you would normally see to fit more into the frame.

    Macro lenses are often prime or zoom lenses to allow photographers to get closer to their subject.
     
  14. marctronixx

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    once the other lens gets in stock im buying! if no one else posts on it.. i sure will... diidnt know this existed... pretty cool... although i do wonder how the barrel of the lens will effect the led flash! i also wonder if the lenses are fast or slow.... wont know until i try... :D
     
  15. reallynotnick

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    Fast or slow? They are a piece of glass that you attach to a cellphone camera, so they are as fast as the speed of light...

    And to be honest if I saw someone using one of these things I would probably laugh myself to death, it's a cellphone guys not a DSLR. Buy yourself a cheap used point and shoot if you want decent photos, would be much better than an EVO. But to each their own.
     
  16. LS1

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    Fast/Slow are photography terms. Fast lenses let in a lot of light, and allow for a shorter exposure, slow lenses are the opposite.
     
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  17. reallynotnick

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    My mistake for some reason I was thinking about focusing and shutter lag, reading way too many EVO reviews... :D
     
  18. Synthetickiller

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    I am considering the macro for taking pics when I would NOT like to carry my evo and a camera, but need a macro shot or something. I randomly have a need for it, so this would help me out if it is actually a good lens.
     
  19. twospirits

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    Very good find. I'll add it to the "All Forum Links" thread.

    I'll be getting one myself. It will sure make the EVO more unique. I can see my friends now. What the hell is that. That my friends is the Home Land Security camera. lol

    TS
     
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  20. bunnymud

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    The metal ring is quite tacky on one side. No glue involved...and mine, at least, came with an extra ring
     
  21. Roman G.

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    I do believe that these nothing more than a piece of plastic and a piece of glass, no moving parts.
    So that would not apply.
     
  22. RagingSamster

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    If you check out the other stuff offered at the store - this website seems to me to be the "monoprice.com" of cel phone accessories - how can they sell the stuff at those prices?
     
  23. ScorpDX

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    I do some stuff and get paid for it...that's all t
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    For the fisheye you could just use the FX Camera app rather than spending $20 to accomplish the same thing.
     
  24. marctronixx

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    im old school and prefer in camera techniques as opposed to software.. plus, as TS said.. it makes the evo a little more unique..

    thanks to the poster who stated what i meant about the lenses.. i have a pretty good digital still camera that i carry with me as well...


     
  25. cabbie

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    anyone explain what value there is to these lenses?
     
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