The iPhone changed the way we look at cameras and photography forever. The convenience and capability killed the point and shoot camera, and made lens quality and photographic software improvements one of the most important aspects of all current smartphones. However, there remains one small drawback- smartphones aren’t built to hold like cameras.
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.
In a short period of time, Ztylus has cemented their reputation of being on the cutting edge of iPhone camera extension accessories. I personally own their Revolver case and lens system, and have been very impressed with it. While it works with my iPhone 7 Plus, it only works with the wide-angle lens.