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Alcatel Flash 2 Limited Edition Lens Conversion Set

We got hold of a Limited Edition Lens Collection for the Alcatel Flash 2 which will be released this April. The Lens Set adds macro and fisheye capabilities to the Alcatel Flash 2 originally released back in September 2015.

If you’re one of the owners of the Flash 2, the lens set comes in a premium packaging and a fancy carrying case for the two lenses.

While most other 3rd-party extension lenses for other smartphones come in a clip-on mechanism, the lens for the Flash 2 has a replacement back cover with threads to screw in the additional lenses. This means you’ll have to remove the original back cover and put in the new dedicated back cover before you can uses them.

The new back cover is made of soft, premium leather with stiches around the edges. The leather cover is a bit thicker and the protrusion on the lens module is about a millimeter off the surface.

The smaller of the two lenses is a macro lens with a 2.8X magnification while the bigger one is the fisheye lens. Both conversion lenses have a solid, metal build with a rubber cap on both ends. Both lenses have thick glass optics.

Here are some sample photos from the macro lens:

Here are samples from the fisheye lens:

For reference, here is a sample photo using the native camera wihtout any of the conversion lenses:

Of the two, the macro lens seemed to take really good photos and adds more detail with the maginifcation factor. The fisheye lens can be fun at times but we rarely find any occasion to use it.

The Limited Edition Lens Collection for the Flash 2 will retail for Php1,490 and will be distributed by Lazada this April.

Check out our review of the Alcatel Flash 2 here.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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5 Responses

  1. ohmyg says:

    why do they hardly make any telephoto lens, even if its pricey it’s useful at times when you can’t go near your subject, it’s more useful than the fisheye lens..

  2. Easy E says:

    Just release the Flash Plus 2 with marshmallow.

    • Abe Olandres says:

      It’s on its way. They’re beta testing it now.

    • b says:

      “The update for the Flash 2, Marshmallow version is still under development. We’ve ran a first round of testing and we believe that is some more work still need to be done. Also, we are going to update the baseline with the latest MTK update. To ensure that the latest security updates from Google could be easily patched. The expected release date of the stable version would be by the end of May or early June. We understand that most of you were excited for it and expecting it soon. But we had to do it this way to ensure that you are up to date.”

      from: http://community.flash3c.com/t/updates-flash-2-lens-kit-marshmallow-and-more/2714

      Also, second round of beta testing is ongoing right now.

  3. Well that’s kinda pricey for that kit. I was expecting it to be cheaper.

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