A few weeks ago, I reviewed the Ztylus Revolver RV-3 Camera Lens Case for the iPhone 7 Plus. I have had that case since the Spring, but got my best look at it during a recent vacation in New Orleans with my wife. I also had the Ztylus Switch 6 with me on that same New Orleans trip and posted a collection of photos with it, along with the Revolver while I was there. I ran into a bit of trouble with my first set of lenses for the Switch 7, so I waited until I got my warranty replacement set to write this final review.
Ztylus has stepped forward as an interesting competitor to olloclip in the market for higher-end enhancement lenses for iPhone cameras. There are plenty of knockoffs and cheap alternatives available from Amazon, eBay, and other online outlets, but Ztylus’ products show a level of creativity and polish in their designs that the lesser products don’t. However, good design alone does not a good picture take. Does the picture quality from Ztylus’ lenses match up to their case and lens design? Read on to find out.
I’ll get into the details more in the head-to-head review, but unfortunately, the Ztylus Switch 6 camera lens case is a more flawed product than the Revolver case I shot with yesterday. It has more potential, as a couple of the lenses are REALLY useful. However, the Wide Angle lens, which is the one I use the most, had a lot of issues with focus, which was very disappointing.
Our time in the Big Easy is drawing to a close, as my wife and I have to head back home this afternoon. So, I’ll get straight to the pictures, and save the rest for the review in a few days.
The stock camera on the iPhone since the iPhone 4 has been one of the best, if not the best that you can get on a mobile phone. However, what we have today with the dual cameras and Portrait Mode of the iPhone 7 Plus makes even those really good to great cameras of the past pale in comparison.
As we have progressed to this point where the smartphone that we carry in our pockets every day can make a solid point and shoot camera seem unnecessary and irrelevant, many companies have tried to bolster and augment the iPhone’s camera to make it even more competitive with cameras that have optical zooms and wide angle lenses.