I’ve had the Bitplay Snap 6 for several months now and have really enjoyed the macro lens quite a bit. This afternoon I headed out for a walk and threw on the wide-angle adaptor for a change and wanted to see what I could do with it on the streets. Most of the time I would choose something like the Ricoh GR or the Leica M9 for this kind of work, but that’s not always an option.
The tiny lenses, the handy shutter release and the impressive little iPhone make a great combination for street photography. Most of you already have your phone and some sort of case with you so throwing in a couple small lenses isn’t really going to be noticed in your pocket anyway. For more info on the case and lenses you can take a look at this review.
Shooting wide on the streets can be a benefit or a drawback. The benefit is that you’re bringing in a lot of the scene to give some context to your photograph. The drawback is that you often can’t highlight the subject of your image, because there’s so much to distract the eye.
The wide-angle lens on the Snap 6 has some distortion, most of which can be correct in post. The images in this post were imported into Lightroom where I made some adjustments to distortion. After that I made a few basic exposure/crop edits and then treated them with VSCO Film 00 simulation. Within VSCO I used Kodak TRI-X+1 or Kodak TRI-X+3-. In all, I spent less than 60 seconds on each image.