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Google Nexus 5 huge camera ring is a magnet that can hold add-on camera lenses

News   •   Dec 09, 2013 04:19 GMT

Do you own a Google Nexus 5? Noticed the huge camera ring? If you were thinking that this is all for looks, you’re wrong. It is actually a magnet that can hold add-on camera lenses.

According to PhoneArena, “You've probably all seen the Nexus 5 and the huge camera ring on its back. It’s nothing like we've seen before - much bigger than the camera rings on any other phone, but if you think it’s there just for the looks and no practical purpose you’re wrong. Turns out, that camera ring actually holds a magnet that you can use to snap little add-on lenses enabling effects like wide-angle, fish-eye, telephoto and so on.”

However, the site notes, “Keep in mind, though, that not all of these lenses fit well as some have different polarization and the magnet actually repels them instead of snapping on. To be perfectly sure it works you can simply ask the seller if that particular lens is compatible with the Nexus 5’s magnets.

“Also, as big as the camera ring is, the magnet is still not all that strong, so while most lenses seem to fit fairly well, bigger ones could easily slip off or not fit at all. This will thus find best use with smaller lenses.”

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