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Patuoxun 3-in-1 lenses review, cheap but with guaranteed creative effect

If you are looking for a pair of smartphone lenses that guarantee the Fisheye, Wide-angle and Macro effect but do not want to spend a fortune and at the same time you want to be sure that you can also use them with other devices, the Patuoxun 3-in-1 that our editorial staff has had way to try in the last few weeks could be for you.

Patuoxun 3-in-1

How they are made

The β€œtrick” of the universality of the product lies in the clip-on system that simply supports one of the three lenses included in the kit directly above the phone's camera. In the sales package we find two lenses (the third is obtained by unscrewing the wide angle one to reveal the macro lens), two clothespins and a carrying bag. All you need to do is attach the two lenses to the clips: after this, everything is ready to be used.

Each lens protected by a rubber cover that keeps accidental scratches away and protects them from shocks when not in use. The clothespins are completely made of rigid plastic of good quality: in iron we find only the spring system, while a thin layer of rubber protects both points that come into contact with the back and display of the smartphone to which the lens is applied, in this way the continuous attack-detach will not over time to scratch or ruin the phone. Both the clothespins with attached lenses fit into one hand, are completely pocket-sized and are truly instantaneous to be applied to be used even in situations where rapidity in seizing the important moment.

How they hook up

The only thing to keep in mind in this sense that for a better quality of the photos it is necessary to remove the case that protects the smartphone. Both the Fisheye lens and the Wide angle lens cover the corners, recreating an obl effect that can only be removed by cutting out part of the photo in post-production. With a case this effect is even more accentuated, therefore requiring an even greater cropping, at the expense of a lower final photographic quality of the image.

Among the other aspects that we liked the least is the attachment-release system of the Wide-angle lens to reveal the Macro one. Given that the slow claws are practically screwed to the clothespins, choosing a screw system also to separate the two lenses seemed a little practical solution. Basically, the group of lenses is screwed to the clip in a clockwise direction: once you have reached the end of the stroke and continue to rotate the lens in the same direction to tighten it to the support, in reality you will unscrew the Wide Angle lens. The same problem also occurs in reverse, when re-screwing the Wide angle lens to the thread of the Macro one. Proceeding counterclockwise, you will screw the first to the second, however if you try to tighten it, you will irreparably unscrew the macro lens from the clothespin. In practice, neither of the two cases will have a lens firmly screwed, with the constant concern of losing it at any moment.