The Easy-Macro from Photojojo: A Review

| Monday, June 18th, 2012

If you love photography, you probably already love photojojo.com. It’s a wonderfully quirky site for photographers with all sorts of tips, a forum, and a store. Today, I’m reviewing an iphoneography tool you can purchase from Photojojo: the Easy-Macro macro lens. The Easy-Macro ($15.00) is a macro lens for your iPhone (and other phones as well). In essence, it is a rubber band fitted with a plastic lens that allows you to take super-close-up shots with your iPhone.

All you have to do is slide the Easy-Macro onto your iPhone and get in close to your subject. You can use it with or without a case, and it will work with any camera app you have on your iPhone.

Best of all, it takes pretty darn good macros (see examples below; all are straight out of the camera, no editing whatsoever).

What’s Macgasmic

The Easy-Macro is small, light, a no-brainer to use, and it is inexpensive. If you want something extremely portable so you can take macro shots, this is a great little tool.

What’s Not

My main concern with the Easy-Macro is durability. It’s a rubber band, for goodness’ sake. And, just like rubber bands, I suspect eventually it will get brittle, especially if you leave the Easy-Macro in a hot car. Plus, I wonder if, with the stretching required to secure the Easy-Macro to the iPhone, the little lens will come loose from the rubber band eventually. I’ve not had any issues with my Easy-Macro, but I’ve also not had it very long. Only time will tell how durable it will be. Although the Easy-Macro takes good macros, I prefer the Olloclip (see my review here) which, while much more expensive, is a metal three-in-one clip-on lens for your iPhone.

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