If you read one thing, read this: our app is designed to work with the the Lensbaby LM-10, LM-20, and LM-30 magnetically-attaching lenses for your your Android mobile phone from Lensbaby, Inc. These lenses create optical depth of field and other creative effects on your iPhone, similar to those possible on a DSLR camera.
If you don’t own this lens, please visit lensbaby.com to find out how to get one for yourself.
This app will work on most phones but with the large number of Android phones out there, we have not been able to test the app on every device in existence so results may vary slightly.
Why do I need to use this app?
When shooting with LM-10, your images and videos will come out upside down in other photo apps. Using our app lets you flip your image right-side up when shooting with LM-10.
Your LM-10 and LM-20 sweet spot of focus will be stuck in the center of your image with other photo apps.
Our app lets you move the LM-10 or LM-20 sweet spot anywhere in the image to match your area of focus and blur to your preferred composition.
What else does the app include?
Rule of Thirds Grid
White Balance Lock
Toggle to switch between still & video mode
Toggle to switch between right-side up and upside-down mode
Filters: (filter selection depends upon filters available on your specific mobile phone)
A sharpening slider (available in gallery mode after taking the photo)
How to Use
After mounting your LM-10, LM-20 or LM-30 to your mobile phone when in the Lensbaby app, double-tap anywhere within the image area to select centered sweet spot mode.
Point your phone at a light-colored monochrome surface like a wall, or the floor. It may not be exciting, but it’s a very effective way to see if the lens is centered or not.
If any of the four corners are darker than the other three, slide the lens up/down/left/right until all four corners have a similar brightness.
If the lens is off-center, the sweet spot of focus with LM-10 or 20 will be soft and the image will vignette (one or two corners will fade to black).
After positioning the lens so that the vignette or lack thereof is equal on all four corners. your sweet spot with LM-10 or LM-20 is now as sharp as it can possibly be and you are ready to rock the world of creative mobile photography with your Lensbaby.