This is the first time I’ve had a case that would accept lenses for the iPhone and I was excited to give the macro lens a shot so I grabbed an old crusty barnacle and a dollar bill and gave it a shot.
The first thing I noticed was how close the working distance is to the subject. I’m estimating the working range to the subject is about 1cm. That indeed gets you very close to your subject. The drawback is that sometimes at this distance the iPhone blocks some of the light reaching the subject.
Considering that I was shooting with a lens that cost price of a few drinks at Starbucks and an iPhone I was very impressed. Since I don’t have any cameras that have macro capabilities I can see myself having a lot of fun with this lens. It is $20 well spent.