ShiftCam Traditional 10x Macro ProLens review

The ShiftCam Traditional 10x Macro ProLens takes intricate photos, better than any phone's built-in macro camera

ShiftCam Traditional 10x macro lens
(Image: © Hannah Rooke)

Digital Camera World Verdict

As you'd expect, the ShiftCam Traditional 10x Macro ProLens has a very specific purpose: to take macro photos. And unless that's all you want it for, it's not very useful. That's not to say you shouldn't buy it – if you want to test the waters of macro photography without investing in an expensive lens for your main camera, you can get a feel for the practice with this lens. I was really impressed with the quality of the photos, the in-focus areas were pin-sharp, and unlike when you use a phone's portrait mode the blurred areas looked "real".


  • +


  • +

    Well built

  • +

    Cheap for a macro lens


  • -

    Not very versatile

Why you can trust Digital Camera World Our expert reviewers spend hours testing and comparing products and services so you can choose the best for you. Find out how we test.

The ShiftCam Traditional 10x Macro ProLens might leave some folks puzzled. While ShiftCam has been making lenses for camera phones since 2017, during that time the technology in handsets has advanced massively – with many now featuring multiple lenses. 

However, that doesn't mean that the ShiftCam lenses are obsolete – in fact, it perhaps means the opposite. Now that sensors on the best camera phones are so much better, you can take even better photos than you could before especially when using the best lenses for iPhone and Android camera phones.

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.