Should you buy a telephoto for your smartphone? by Jose Antunes

Should you buy a telephoto for your smartphone? by Jose Antunes

One of the first lenses I bought for my Redmi Note 4 smartphone, a model from 2017, was a macro lens, which allowed me to get close to some subjects with that entry-level model. The second lens I imagined I needed was a telephoto. I was wrong…

Everything I read everywhere praises how telephotos (or teleconverters…), usually doubling the focal length of the base lens, allow for more creative work when using a smartphone. As many entry level smartphones rarely offer a real optical lens beyond the regular wide-angle, you may be tempted to buy an external “telephoto” to expand

 
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