Monday, 16 February 2015

I am Totally Loving #2



Last month if you recall I was loving flowy pants {you can read about that love affair here...


This month I am totally in love with the Sony Smart Lens....







Now the Sony lens was a family gift from Santa.....we must have all been very, very good ;-)

The Sony Smart Lens is a wireless lens that connects to your iPhone.  The model that Santa gave us is a 10x optical zoom.  

The girls have a real interest in photography, especially the eldest three who have done a few courses etc... but a new camera was way out of our  {I mean Santa's!}  budget this year so this seemed like a great option....and it definitely is!!

For me it has rejuvenated an interest in taking photos....just ask hubby and he'll tell you that I took hundreds of photos using the lens whilst on our Christmas holidays.

The quality of the photos is fantastic and the zoom of the lens produces a much clearer photo than the zoom of the iPhone camera.

More often than not our existing camera gets left at home due to it's size but with the smart lens I can easily pop it into my bag or even my pocket so it is much more likely to come on outings with us and more moments can be captured!

It is so easy to use {my girls taught me lol !!}  and attaches to the iPhone in seconds. It comes in black or white but Santa liked the black!





A great feature is that you can take the picture using the button on your phone or the button on the lens and you can also take photos with the lens not physically attached to the phone which I have really loved playing around with!




Here are a few of the photos that I took on holidays using the lens....believe me I had to work hard to only feature 9 photos {I literally did take hundreds!!}





























So there you have a few of my favourite pics from holidays using the Smart Lens.  And the Sony Lens has been getting a workout since we got home too.  All of the photos in my next 10 on 10 Photography circle project are being taken with the lens so make sure you keep an eye out for that on 10th March!

{by the way this was in no way a sponsored post....just something I am totally loving and wanted to share!!}



Do you have a camera or a lens that you love?  
Or do you take most of your photos on your phone...{if you do I hope you are better at backing them up than I am!!!}?





20 comments:

  1. Great. Now i want an iphone and an extra lens. This is incredible how phones can take great pictures. Xx cathy

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    1. haha Cathy!! it is amazing what phones can do these days isn't it!

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  2. Dangit. Now I need this too. I've got like $2500 worth of things on my photography wish list. I don't think Santa will be bringing anywhere near that. And I'm pretty sure the birthday fairy will be passing on most of it as well. Dangit.

    Great photos!

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    1. Camera equipment is pretty expensive isn't it Jen. Thankfully this lens came in somewhere around the $200 mark from memory and gets used by myself and the girls...when I let them lol...so made a great family gift! Make sure you get onto Santa's good list...you never know!!

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  3. That's pretty funky! I'd love to play with one of those.

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    1. It is a lot of fun to play with Vanessa!!

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  4. What a great idea to extend the use of your phone. Good job Santa!

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    1. Haha Santa did good!! It is so great because I can use my phone for even more decent photos now!

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  5. That looks awesome. I bought a cheap little attachment off Ebay that you clip on the top of your IPhone that let you take panorama, fishbowl and super close ups, it was fabulous, until I dropped it and it smashed. Must get another one.

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    1. Oh yes my daughter had those...even they are amazing, she took some great close up shots with that...but oops you dropped it :(
      Hope you get another one soon!!

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  6. Oh my I need to check this out!! I'm a total nut for any and all photography gadgets!! Awesome!! Jx

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  7. When it comes to getting clear, crisp shots in photography it's all about the lens. When people ask me what sort of dSLR they should get I always tell them to spend the bulk of their money on the lens and not the body. An entry level dSLR body will take amazing pictures with good, quality lenses. That's what I save my money for, I have so many on my wish list!

    I am totally going to have to check out this, I do take quite a lot of happy snaps on my iPhone so this would be really cool to have in my arsenal and play around with.

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    1. That's a great point Kylie about the lens being the priority. Sounds like you have a long wish list....with an iphone lens added to it now!!

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  8. Oh interesting. I must be living under a rock because this is the first I seen of it. But I want it! lol

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    1. When you have teenage children you will be aware of every device available Karin...that's how I learnt about it lol !!!

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