Richard Sibley takes a look at the Manfrotto KLYP+ Deluxe Photo Kit

Manfrotto-KLYP+-Deluxe-Photo-Kit Manfrotto KLYP+ Deluxe Photo Kit at a glance:

  • Suitable for iPhone6 and 6 Plus
  • Accessories include a three-LED light, tripod mount adapter, telephoto and fisheye lenses
  • Price: £109.95
  • Website: www.manfrotto.co.uk

Manfrotto’s latest KLYP case has been designed for Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and when purchased in the Deluxe Photo Kit it features a number of extra accessories. The kit contains a three-LED light, with a choice of three different power settings. The brightest of these settings works well as a fill light for photos or video when shooting outside, and is bright enough to cause your subject to squint.

Attaching the light to the case involves sliding the base of the light to the edge of the case. There is also a useful tripod mount adapter that slides off the base of the light and onto the case, allowing the iPhone to be mounted to a tripod. Alternatively, it can be left on the light so the light can be mounted on a tripod.

Perhaps most exciting for photographers are the two lenses, a telephoto and fisheye, that complete the kit. These small lenses screw onto the case in front of the phone’s camera, and act as conversion lenses. The telephoto lens provides 3x magnification, which equates to a 105mm equivalent field of view, making it great for portraits. The fisheye lens gives a hemispherical field of view, so besides the obvious fisheye distortion there is also some strong vignetting in the very corners.

Overall, the kit is good. The light is small but powerful, the lenses do the job they were designed for and the addition of the tripod mount is useful. Disappointingly, however, the actual Klyp case feels quite plasticky and flimsy – and not somewhere you’d want to safeguard your expensive, stylish and valuable iPhone.

Manfrotto-KLYP+-Deluxe-Photo-Kit-caseSCORE: 4 out of 5