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Samsung Gear 360 – Editorial – Shooting in 360 and 110 degrees with your phone

360 Challenge 2

The Samsung Gear 360 is one piece of tech that I absolutely love. Its execution is beautiful and its a joy to use. The downside is that it only works with Samsung’s flagship phones. It also works upside down.

I also have the Samsung Lens Cover which is available for the S7 and S7 Edge. This is the wide angle lens fitted to the S7.

The Official Samsung Lens Cover case for Samsung Galaxy S7 with Wide Angle lens fitted

Even without the lenses fitted to the S7 you can obtain some amazing shots. See below.

Haunting #Church #Princetown #Historic #S7

The bee shot below is taken without any add on lenses. Just used Pro mode, macro and fixed the shutter speed.

Feeding Time #macro #SamsungS7 #ProMode #Bee

But now inside the church and outside here are shots using the wide angle lens attachment. See how the extra width at 110 degrees does make a difference.

Inside the historic Church of St Michael & All Saints #Princetown

Church of St Michael #frontview #SamsungS7 #lenscover #wideangle

So now you can see the difference with the outside view of the church with using the wide angle lens.Looks great.

Anyway back to the Gear 360. This can take some amazing photos. For these to display in 360 degrees, you will need to click on photo and view via a desktop PC. Or make sure you change Chrome or Safari web browser to Desktop Mode and make sure you’re viewing Flickr in desktop mode.

St Michael & All Angels Church , Princetown #Historic #Church #Samsung #Gear360 #360degree #photo

The shot below is of the inside of the church. Here the 360 degree camera shines and is ideal for such a scenario.

Inside The Church of St Michael & All Saints, Princetown in 360 degrees - To View You Need to Access Flickr via a PC

I really love the difference photographing makes in 360 degrees. However, shooting in 360 degrees does not work all the time. Sometimes just using the phone without any attachments is the best option, but other times have either the wide or 2 x Telephoto lens changes the end result completely.

Samsung Lens Cover Camera Samples and vs LG G5 Wide Lens

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Yesterday I received the official Samsung Protective Lens Cover for my S7. Samsung also sell this for the S7 Edge.

Below are some camera samples and comparisons with the LG G5. To view full size click on each photo.

Samsung S7 – No lenses used. Snapped at 4:3. Cropped to 16:9.

Along the Two Moors Way, Warren House Inn #SamsungS7 #LensCover

LG G5 – 16mp

Along Two Moors Way #LGG5

Samsung S7 -Wide Lens attached

Along the Two Moors Way, Warren House Inn #SamsungS7 #LensCover

LG G5 – 8mp Wide Angle Lens

Along Two Moors Way #LGG5

Samsung S7 – Wide

Along the Two Moors Way, Warren House Inn #SamsungS7 #LensCover

LG G5 – Wide lens

Along Two Moors Way #LGG5

Samsung S7 – Telephoto Lens

Along the Two Moors Way, Warren House Inn #SamsungS7 #LensCover

Along the Two Moors Way, Warren House Inn #SamsungS7 #LensCover

Along the Two Moors Way, Warren House Inn #SamsungS7 #LensCover

I have since discovered that apparently the wide angle lens can also be used for macro shots. This I need to test still. The Telephoto lens can suffer light flare easily, but this can be removed by blocking the light hitting the lens awkwardly.

All the S7 shots were originally 4:3. I just cropped then to 16:9. I really liked the dog burst shots taken with the telephoto lens. The wide shots were as expected. Quality seemed similar to the LG G5, although in places the edge does go to the S7 with the lenses attached. However, if you have the LG G5, you don’t need to attach anything.

The actual case for the S7 is a very strong and sturdy affair and even has a raised grip section on the right back end. Neat touch.

So what do you think? If you head over to my flickr I have created a dedicated album. The dog shots were all taken with the telephoto lens. CLICK HERE.