With white bg it is so much easier to read.
Pixel Peter: Thanks God, you finally did it. BUT, please give us larger text (characters I mean))
IMHO WA macro is not very useful invention. Instead this might be really useful in architectural photography... but considering the IQ maybe not.(Yes, there is no AF/autoaperture in shift lenses.. maybe we will see it someday?)
VENTURE-STAR: Phones are not especially good for anything much more than taking snaps. Most people (the general public) who own a camera-phone are clueless about using theirs properly. Those who shoot video, seem to think that everything is best filmed in portrait mode. I'm really not sure if adding an optical zoom is very important for the average user and in my case, I always carry a decent compact for a possible news event.
That said, I really can't see the problem with building in a modest zoom that operates in a sideways configuration with a prism or mirror system. I suppose it depends on whether or not picture quality is of the slightest importance to you. Many think digital zooming is great!
There are many people, me included, who would rather not carry yet another camera with us, but use phones for not so serious shooting. And I really REALLY would like to have focal length suitable for portraiture in my phone. That said, sideways zoom optics/sensor w. prism would be just fine.
Frank C.: I don't understand the attraction of fixed wide angle lens cameras when you can just whip out your phone instead, other than better low light performance what do these cameras bring at the table anyway? It's just another piece of tech to carry around, I just don't see the point of it.
Should have teleconverter... :-)
PKDanny: Why no Windows??? Only MAC!!! HUH.....
WinPhun just doesn't sound convincing.
Just get a DMC-XS3 for 100 €. Looks as cool and probably has as good image quality too.
I can understand why I would want attach an olloclip telephoto lens, but with all this gear we reach the point where it is more sensible use a dedicated camera with normal equipment.
tkbslc: All brand bashing aside, this seems like a great idea to get a little zoom into camera phones.
I am not much into zooms but decent optics for portraiture would be cool. Wideangles just do not do it.
RadPhoto: So, the "Pro" should pay more (double) to get presets. Shouldn't the "Pro" create his/her own presets?
I thought "Pro" gets plug-ins for LR etc?
Sarge_: I just wish there were a way to convert the optical effects to what you would see from a medium or large format sensor, to eliminate the distortion.
As a pro who shoots a lot of architecture, that's my biggest beef with shooting wide on a 35mm body; there's not much value as things get so ridiculously distorted.
Has anyone found any filters or software in general that can overcome the 'wide angle' distortion from these wide lenses?
The geometry in the image still looks the same. (BTW, I have also 47mm Super-Angulon.. have not used it for ages :-D)
I do not think that lens is a zoom lens. Just ordinary 2X teleconverter.
Fixx: 3 is enough. Lightroom, Photomatix, Photoshop.
Architectural photography. HDR is needed for managing the dynamic range.