The 18X TELEPHOTO LENS WITH TRIPOD was deifinitely not what I was expecting. I have and older Samsung phone. This Telephoto Lens and Tripod actually works with my phone. This was a wonderful surprise. I was able to assemble and attach the entire unit to my phone in less than five minutes. I went outside and took some amazing pics of the inside of our bamboo forest. Also took a crisp, clear pic of my elderly neighbor's house, which is about 1/4 mile away. I can honestly say I was amazed at the quality of the photo. I did not think that I was in the market for a telephoto lens, but it seems I was wrong, I love this thing!! Plus, the tripold helps hold my hands steady when trying to capsure a shot. One more awesome surprise.... It also works as a monocular!!! Included with the kit is a rubber eyeguard that can be attached to the "telephoto lens" and VIOLA! It's a monocular! You can see just as far, looking through one eye. I found this really cool. Kids would probably love to use it if playing pirate, haha, jk! Not a toy, but at this price, can buy one for everyone. If anyone is in the maket for a great telephoto lens, or monocular this is definitely the one to choose. The price can't be beat and the quality is EXTRAORDINARY!