Got my hands on a set of Ztylus two weeks back and after playing it for awhile, it’s time for a review!
Ztylus is a camera case that allows users to put on attachments. What’s available is the Revolver Lens Attachment that comes with 4 lens and also a LED Ring Light attachment(not featured in this post). I got the set with the classic black and silver with the lens attachment to try out.
Here’s how it looks like with the lens attached to the case. The case is very sturdy and yet still remains slim. Although I must say that the whole get up with the attachment and all do add on some weight and some might find it a little bulky. ( For girls especially, shouldn’t be a problem for guys.)
When you’re not using the lens, the Ztylus case comes with a removable disc in place which comes with a sturdy metal clip stand. This is pretty handy for people like me who like to watch shows on my phone while having my meals. I really like how simple and stylish the whole design of the case is. It makes my phone look like some old school camera which is pretty cool.
A side view of the lens. Simply line the wordings with the white dot so the lens will flip out and fits over the iPhone camera nicely. There’s actually only three lens as the wide angle lens is attached to the macro lens as a magnetic attachment.
A closer look at how it looks like when the lens is flipped out. This pink lens is the Circular Polarizer lens which is very useful in getting rid of the glare and reflections in the photos. And it’s quite fun to be rotating the lens to get the exact effect you want.
I love the fish eye lens most as it adds in the fun factor to taking photos with the phone.
So enough about the aesthetic side of the Ztylus and here’s some photo I’ve took on my iPhone with the Ztylus lens attachment!
My favorite would be the macro lens and the fish eye lens. Here’s a sample of my clumpy eyelashes taken with the macro lens. Do take note that you have to go in as close as 2cm or lesser for it to focus. I would say the macro effect is pretty awesome for a lens made for the phone. You can hardly get this effect on a normal or even semi pro camera.(Unless you buy a separate macro lens. :P)
Fish eye effect on the napping neighborhood cat! Love this effect! And also note the vibrant colors!
As I mentioned, the polarizer lens helps to reduce reflection and glare. Here are some examples.
For better comparison of the lens, I’ve taken 5 photos of the same subject. The first being taken with the iPhone camera and the rest with the Ztylus lens.
One thing for sure is that photos taken with the Ztylus lens are more rich in colors which I like. And it’s pretty handy and easy to inter-change between lens by simply turning the attachment to the lens you want. Definitely a must have for iPhone photography enthusiasts!
You can buy the Ztylus Case and Lens Kit at:
Funan Digitalife Mall
Singapore 179097 6338 5905 / 6338 7466