The Gizmon Center Focus Lens for the iPhone and iPad

If you listen to the Tiny Shutter podcast, you’re no stranger to the recent wedding that we photographed with our iPhones. In case you missed it, feel free to read my write-up on my personal site by following this link.

Before we went to shoot that event, I had the privilege to receive a lens from Gizmon. You may remember them from a previous review on a series of cool lenses I reviewed. This time around they gave me two more.

This review will focus on one, the Center Focus Lens.

The lens is just as it sounds. The center portion of the lens is clear while it blurs on the outside. The result is a really cool effect simulating either motion, surprise, etc.

I used this lens in tandem with Hipstamatic. I have to say that the app and the lens compliment one another very well. Hipstamatic is all about simulating the old film cameras and lenses. There is no post processing involved. Likewise with the lens (any of Gizmon’s lenses for that matter).

During the wedding, I would put the lens on in firing moments. Here are my favorite results.

If you enjoy the old school style of photography, then this lens is definitely a must have. And like the others, it won’t break the bank. As I post this, Amazon prices it at $23.

The beauty of this lens is that it comes with a clip that attaches comfortably to both the iPhone 4/4S as well as the brand new iPhone 5. It’ll work on the iPad as well.

In addition, if you have one of their Gizmon camera cases, the lens will screw onto the case. It will also work if you purchased the telephoto lens attachment. The case that lens comes will is comparable with Gizmon’s lenses.

For those of you who love the nostalgic photography, this lens is a must have. I give it a 4 out of 5 stars.

To lean more about Gizmon’s lenses, follow this link.

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