This 'high quality' $25 lens kit can turn your smartphone into a professional camera


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Whether you’re out at the park or lounging on your couch, you have to admit that sometimes you get the urge to capture the moment with a selfie. Maybe you’re having a good hair day or you just want to catch the sunset — whatever the case, your phone’s trusty camera rarely ever fails.

However, after a while, your phone’s included capabilities can get a little boring — even with the added features of portrait mode and the like. To make things a bit more interesting and polished, the folks at Firebox have created the Take Better Selfies Lens Kit. And, based on shoppers’ reactions to the product, it does exactly as it says and then some.

Shop: Take Better Selfies Lens Kit, $24.99

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Described as a product to “unlock the full creative potential of your camera phone,” whether you’re using the front or rear camera, this pocket-sized 5-in-1 set comes equipped with five quality, clip-on attachment lenses for your phone: fisheye, wide-angle, macro, telescopic and a circular polarizing lens.

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The well-crafted bundle comes in a sleek, professional-looking carrying case that tightly houses each lens and can be clipped onto your phone using the included attachment. Each option performs different functions that can transform the way your cell phone camera interprets and produces images.

The fisheye lens captures a “vast and distorted 198-degree field of view for abstract portraits and striking panoramas,” making it perfect for an artistic result or for capturing wide and expansive landscapes.

The wide-angle lens increases your camera field to 130 degrees so you can fit all of your friends into the selfie shot without breaking your arm or upgrading your phone for hundreds of dollars more.

The macro lens offers an “impressive 15-times magnification” that allows you to capture the smallest nuances and details in flowers, banknotes and even eyeballs. It takes “it’s time for your close up” to a whole new level.

The telescopic lens lets you “get twice as close” without having to physically move and uses a shallower depth of field to make your subject stand out from the details in the background.

Lastly, the circular polarizing lens (CPL) may be your new best friend for those at-home selfies as it removes unwanted glare and reflections imposed by water or glass.

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Reviewers have nothing but good things to say about this genius product, with one shopper admitting that it’s “brilliant.”

“They are very high quality and do exactly what they say they will! Such a great little kit to have!” the five-star reviewer wrote, with another adding that they are “very pro!”

Other phone attached lenses on the market cost upwards of $100 for just one pair, making this $25, customer-approved option totally worth the price, especially as it gives you more bang for your buck.

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