The Lensbaby Sweet Spot lens is a small lens for smartphones with a magnetic mount. The lens mounts to a metal ring that is secured around the smartphone’s camera lens with adhesive. The metal ring, in turn, allows the magnets in the lens to easily snap onto the phone’s camera.
A free app flips the image, which is inverted due to the Sweet Spot’s optics, and allows you to move the sweet spot of the image around the frame while the rest of the image remains blurred.
The lens provides a 0.5x magnification and can be mounted on either end.While it will work with other camera apps, you will have to shoot upside-down and then manually rotate all of your images after shooting. However, as noted, the Lensbaby app does this for you before you shoot.
The app is pretty straightforward and easy to use. The Lensbaby LM-10 is easy to mount and remove; however, it’s a little on the bulky side for normal camera usage. It stows in your pocket easy enough to keep around for those special shots that you want that Lensbaby effect on. It even includes little lens caps to keep the glass from getting damaged.
It is available for the iPhone 4s/5/5s/5c and most Android 4.1+ devices.
If you are a fan of Lensbaby lenses on your DSLR, then you will like the LM-10 Sweet Spot lens for your smartphone as well.
The Lensbaby LM-10 Sweet Spot runs $69.95. Check it out here at B&H Photo.