Had a chance to play with my friend’s iphone lens attachment / fisheye adaptor. As usual for my ‘freestyle’, I put it in front of my Olympus OMD and see how it works. To my surprise, some artifacts produced with this technique is quite desirable.
Note, all sample shots here are without crop.
I think one of the trick of how this works out is the surface area of the original lens producing the image, for this instance, the cctv 25mm 1.4, a small diameter lens yet a 1.4 aperture covering 4/3 sensor. The closer the dimension of the image producing glass to the small phone’s lens, the greater the effect produce. Therefore cctv lens user can greatly leverage on the small lens.
I would like to test out this technique with daylight condition and explore other creative shots, too bad I do not own the lens. I am pretty sure someone else with better creative ideas could have optically combining 2 images with this technique without the use of Photoshop to tell a better story.
If you find this small tutorial useful and had some interesting shots, please post the link to your picture below and share with me your story!