Iphone photography and better quality: Zeiss Exolens and Manfrotto Klyp
So I travel a lot. The kind of work I do - I evaluate development programs - implies in the need to photograph people in their urban, rural and social settings. I havenīt been doing this very consistently, because I find that photography requires a mindset that is different from the one you engage in when, por example, conducting interviews or workshops. So it often comes down to taking a few pictures when all other has been done or stealing a moment when the opportunity arises. Another factor is the kind of equipment - I find that elaborate equipment draws a lot of attention and shifts focus away from the goals I set for my visits. Iīve used film SLRs, Coolpix A, Olympus Pen and Ricohs, but even with these smaller cameras the shift isnīt swift and smooth enough.
Iīve turned to the iphone as a tool that might provide a solution. Picture quality of the latest phones is, within limits, outstanding although the array of compositional options at hand is more limited, especially where depth of field is concerned. Importantly, people are used to phones and will accept it easily when you take a picture. It doesnīt solve the mindset issue - more my problem - but itīs a less interfering photography.
I am looking at accessories to further enhance the possibilities of iphone photography. I was looking at the Zeiss Exolens Pro lenses and the Manfrotto Klyp system. Does anyone of this community use these and if so, what do you think of it?