Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation (Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)

Spam prevention
Ambassador
3,986,094
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I have tried a less expensive lens attachment and was not happy with the result. The camera on my phone does a fine job.

Oct 12, 2016 11:45 AM
Ambassador
2,523,346
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Interesting... now I have to look into this!

Oct 12, 2016 10:38 AM
Rainmaker
790,066
Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Local Knowledge & Global Network

My iPhone 6S+takes great pictures and I don't have external lenses for it, but I have heard great things about them.

Oct 12, 2016 08:09 AM
Rainmaker
5,539,536
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I'll be buying an iphone 7 soon.... and will investigate if that's available and/or necessary with that phone....

Oct 12, 2016 04:21 AM
Rainmaker
1,662,373
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Nope, but I've heard they are pretty lame also. Just get a good camera or pay for a photographer. 

Think about it Jerry, it's like strapping on a nose to your camera.

Oct 12, 2016 04:17 AM
Rainmaker
1,430,777
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Jerry Newman I've seen this lens attachment advertised all over the place. Sounds like a lot of hype.

Oct 12, 2016 04:01 AM
Ambassador
938,941
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

Jerry, we are on the same page. I was thinking about trying out. Now I think I will hold up. Thanks

Oct 13, 2016 09:44 PM
Rainmaker
1,434,894
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

I have not! I am interested in reading if anyone has and their experience with it!

Oct 13, 2016 05:53 AM
Rainmaker
793,767
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I tested the iPhone zoom lens, but didn't find it added that much and it's pricey.

Oct 13, 2016 05:40 AM
Rainmaker
899,502
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I have not - didn't realize there was such an animal

Oct 13, 2016 12:28 AM
Rainmaker
1,610,441
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

The quality of those clip on lenses is very poor and the end result will reflect that fact. Better to use good equipment in the hands of a trained photographer.

Oct 13, 2016 12:27 AM
Rainmaker
3,830,621
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Interesting...never thought of it.  

Oct 12, 2016 11:43 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,283
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

no

Oct 12, 2016 10:26 PM
Rainmaker
3,069,179
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

I have not

Oct 12, 2016 10:24 PM
Rainmaker
3,662,070
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow Jerry, did not know that.  Thanks

 

Oct 12, 2016 10:14 PM
Rainmaker
713,143
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

I have wondered about them... they sound good... but  I still prefer my Canon for photos...although my phone takes good pictures! whole new world!

Oct 12, 2016 05:53 PM
Rainmaker
3,725,493
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I have not, as I don't really ever take pictures.

Oct 12, 2016 05:05 PM
Ambassador
3,722,026
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I got a lens attachment, and it did not work as well as my real camera.  

Oct 12, 2016 04:23 PM
Ambassador
4,309,924
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jerry Newman - looks like '7' is not so lucky! iPhone 7 did not take off as much as expected (I think) - and so is 'burning' Note 7 from Samsung!

Oct 12, 2016 03:00 PM
Rainmaker
98,334
Eileen Begley
Coldwell Banker, DelMonte - Carmel, CA
Monterey Real Estate

Yes, I did that with my last iPhone 4S.  Had a telephoto. It came with a case to use to attach the lens. But if you had another case you preferred to use - then it was a hassle swapping. But will have to see if there is a case can use for my iphone 6 and still use the lenses that way.

Probably the best lens for RE sales would be a wide angle lens. You can get better inside shots that way. The iPhone cameras are pretty good. So if you use your camera on your phone a lot, then just keep the lens with you in a little pouch.  It would be as good as many point and shoot digital cameras.

The newer ios (operating system for iphones/ipads) has a built in editing program for photos that is pretty darn good. Most people don't seem aware of it though. Will try to do a post on it later... most photos could use a little quick editing!!

Oct 12, 2016 02:07 PM
Rainmaker
1,922,538
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

i havent invested yet but am interested

Oct 12, 2016 01:07 PM
Rainmaker
5,176,846
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I think the phone does a great job.  I have seen those upgrades, and was not impressed, but check it out for yourself, it just my opinion.  The latest upgrade for the iPad camera has a zoom feature, which is neat.  I tried it.  A

Oct 12, 2016 12:51 PM
Ambassador
1,770,905
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

No Jerry but this an excellent question. I would hope Bob Stewart features it. This has the potential for very good advice.

Oct 12, 2016 12:26 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,753
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

No, I have great camera equiptment

Oct 12, 2016 10:06 AM
Ambassador
5,036,034
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I have not,

Oct 12, 2016 09:52 AM
Rainmaker
1,280,298
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

I don't use my phone as a camera. I use it as a phone!

Oct 12, 2016 07:27 AM
Ambassador
2,806,103
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Jerry - I had a good set - tele, macro and wide angle - that was a title company giveaway at an event, but I can't use it on my new phone because the protective phone case won't let the lens attach.

Oct 12, 2016 07:13 AM
Rainmaker
850,060
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I did buy the lens and applied it to my iPhone.

The results were awful. Got that out of my system.

Cameras are better today, but the lens attachment is not better.
I would compare the image quality to GoPro2. Completely unsuitable for real estate, and certainly interior images.

The Samsung 7 Note has an EXCEPTIONAL camera. However, it comes with other baggage.

The iPhone7's low light feature may be the solution.

Oct 12, 2016 06:39 AM
Rainmaker
1,119,832
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

There has been a few AR blogs on the iPhone 7 camera already(Shueh+iphone 7 etc.)

A dual lens stereo lens is in sample production status.  The camera and chip is developed here in Silicon Valley. Zoom is always through software-too pricey to use variable focus length lens.... iPhone 7 zoom is not very good in tele photo image wise.

Oct 12, 2016 05:23 AM
Rainmaker
864,177
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Nope. The newer cameras already have very high resolutions.

Oct 12, 2016 05:04 AM
Rainmaker
1,072,329
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Good question Jerry! I haven't seen any in use but know they exist. Of course their content always looks great in the commercials. I thought they were much more than a $100 for the iPhone version and all seem to be gimmicky in how they're mounted.

Oct 12, 2016 04:46 AM
Rainmaker
920,718
Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Not me but what I would love to have a zoom feature on my iPhone. I still have to carry a camera for those types of shots.

 

Oct 12, 2016 04:25 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,329
FN LN
Toronto, ON

No.

Oct 12, 2016 04:25 AM
Rainmaker
3,854,202
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good to know. First I have heard of this option! Thanks!

Oct 12, 2016 03:50 AM
Rainmaker
1,337,413
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No, looks too "redneck" for me.

Oct 13, 2016 02:50 AM