First Look at the Schneider Optics iPro Lens System for iPhone 6

Today we are going to take a look at the iPro Lens System for the iPhone 6. The iPro Lens System is a set of lens and a smartphone case that let you take better photos with your iPhone’s camera. The iPro Lens System is made by Schneider Optics.

Today we are going to take a look at the iPro Lens System for the iPhone 6. The iPro Lens System is a set of lens and a smartphone case that let you take better photos with your iPhone’s camera. The iPro Lens System is made by Schneider Optics.

Let’s start by unboxing all this stuff.
First the iPro Lens System iPhone 6 case. I have already opened this. The only thing in the box was the case. The case is made from a thin rigid plastic, and has a very nice build quality. The case is made by Element Case for Schneider Optics. Element Case is well known for extremely high quality smartphone cases.

To put the phone in the case, you remove the top, by pulling, and then you slide your iPhone into the case and snap the top back on.
What is special about this case is it as a lens mounting system that works with the with the mounts on the different iPro Lenses. It also has standard 1/4 20 mounts for attaching the case to tripods, monopods, or other camera mounts.

Next I have the iPro Lens System Trio Kit for the iPhone 5s. This comes with 5 items in the box: An iPhone 5 / 5s case, three iPro Lens, including a 2x tele lens, a super wide macro lens, and macro lens. It also includes a handle. The handle attaches to the case with an M4 thread. The handle also doubles as a storage tube for the lenses.

You might be wondering why did I buy the iPhone 5s trio kit, if I have the iPhone 6. Two reasons, the iPhone 6 trio kit was sold out, and believe it or not, it was actually, about $45 cheaper to buy the 5 kit and 6 case. The iPhone 6 trio kit was $284. The case was $70 and the 5 trio case was $169. I am hoping that these two items are equivalent to an iPhone 6 kit with an iPhone 5 case left over.

Let’s unbox the lens. The box reminds me of a iPhone or smartphone box. The cover is a very tight fit as the inner cover.

1. Quick users guide for iPhone 5
2. a foam covering the iPhone 5 case
3, This case is a no an element case, no 1/4 20 mount, definitely not an element case
4. the lens mounts are the same.
5. the lenses are stored in the handle
6. one lens cap is included

The first lens is the super wide
the next lens is the macro lens
finally the 2x tele lens

I’ll put the handle back together.
The handle is plastic, for some reason i was expecting metal.

Looks like you can really stabs the phone with the handle.
It also looks like the handle has a 1/4 mount on the bottom.
I”ll take the handle off.

I guess you use the lens cap on the lens on the phone while the other two are in the hansle.

Lets mount the tele lens on the phone.
try the macro lens.

So, what do I think so far?
Well this kit is expensive, I paid $239 and the iPhone 6 kit would cost $284
But the kits consists of high quality parts, each with a lot of value.

You’ve got the case, 3 lenses, and the handle.

The case is an element case, and it’s well made and those cases are a premium product.
The case has 1/4 mounts, so you don’t need some other attachment to mount this to a tripod
I used to use a Glif mount, which wasn’t cheap, either. I liked the gif for photography, but it mount wasn’t so study for moving around a lot.
I have been using this case, and I feel like I can use it as a case, most of the time and have the 1/4 mounts available when I need them
It’s got big buttons for sleep/wake and volume up and down.
It’s easy to access the mute switch.
Thew case does restrict access to the lightning port. I have one third party lightning cable that has a bigger tip.
same for some headset plugs

iPhone photography is a hobby of mine, and I wanted the extra lens to improve the photos I could take.

I was a little surprised with the iPhone 5 case, here, it only has an m4 mount for the handle, there are no 1/4 20 mounts on the case.
It’s ok as I wasn’t expecting to use it. I just was able to save a little money by buying the 5 trio kit and 6 case separately.

Now, I am going to try and put this all back together the way it came. Good thing I made a video of the unboxing.

 

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