If you’ve been reading most of my work here on AndroidGuys, you’ll know of my photography hobby. If not, check out my past articles about photo apps and mobile photography tools. Recently I was sent an Aukey super wide angle lens attachment for smartphones.

First Look

Lens attachments for smartphones range from affordable to expensive. The two most important factors when it comes to cameras are the digital sensor and the lens. Aukey’s line of lenses are more affordable for your needs, but that doesn’t mean they are low quality.

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The packaging is very simple: it consists of a cardboard cube, and in the box you’ll find the lens, a little carry pouch and a small cleaning cloth. The lens is simple to use: slide the clip on the lens, attach the lens to your phone, and start capturing.

Specs

  • Model Number: PL-WD02
  • Function: 238° Super Wide Angle
  • Dimensions: 90*90*68mm
  • Package Weight: 145g

Super wide angle means that the lens acts as a sort of “reverse fish-eye”, allowing you to capture huge scenes all at once, like a cityscape or mountain range. I found that the lens works great for macro photography too. You have to hold your phone a certain way; the angle is so wide that it captures your fingers in the shot too, which is amazing since they are behind the lens.

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Duke says “meow!”

The lens was easy to use, and I was able to clip it on my phone quickly, which is great for those spur-of-the-moment shots.

Conclusion

As you can see in the images I’ve taken, the lens is very adaptable and can be used for a variety of shooting situations. Although, maybe not for portraiture. The lenses are available for iPhones and certain Android models, and I recommend them for mobile photographers everywhere. You can pick up the super wide angle lens for $40 on Amazon.

If you decide to get this or other lenses, I’d love to see the photos you take. Tag AndroidGuys or me on Instagram, and I’ll be happy to check out your work.

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