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Choosing a Fisheye Lens for iPhone

Updated on February 5, 2013

iPhone Fisheye Lens Adds New Possibilities to Your Camera Phone

Camera phones are small and portable, making them great for capturing moments in your everyday life, but they don't offer the same versatility and features as a regular digital camera. One way to expand your phone's abilities is to get an add-on lens. A fisheye lens for iPhone is one fun accessory that can help you get more creative with your shots. These lenses either clip on to your phone or attach magnetically, making them easy to put on and take off. And they'll make your phone more fun! Here's a look at some of the most popular iPhone fisheye lens options available.

(Image of 3-in-1 iPhone lens provided by amazon)

The Best Fisheye Lens for iPhone - Olloclip 3-in-1 Lens for iPhone 4 & iPhone 4S

The most popular and best-rated iPhone fisheye lens on Amazon is actually three lenses in one. This clip-on lens allows you to take fisheye, macro and wide angle shots with one lens that can be easily attached to or detached from your phone. It gets good ratings from customers, who have ranked it 4.1 out of 5 stars by Amazon reviewers. One reviewer said he likes it because "This lens kit (which is small enough to ride in my messenger bag all of the time) adds a world of versatility to the camera I always have close at hand."

Olloclip 3-in-1 Lens for iPhone 4 & iPhone 4S
Olloclip 3-in-1 Lens for iPhone 4 & iPhone 4S

Product features:

- The Fisheye lens captures approximately a 180 Degree field-of-view and produces some striking images.

- The Wide-Angle lens is great for when you need that extra field of view, approximately double that of the normal iPhone.

- The Macro lens applies roughly a 10X multiplier and allows you to focus the iPhone within 12-15mm of the subject. The Macro lens is cleverly concealed within the Olloclip and can be accessed by unscrewing the Wide-Angle lens that is normally attached to it.


An Affordable Fisheye Lens for iPhone - Silver Fish Eye Lens for iPhone

If you really just want the fun effect of a fisheye lens and don't need the macro and wide-angle options of the lens above, this fisheye lens is easy on the budget and attaches with a stick-on adhesive that can be attached and detached multiple times with no residue. Amazon customers have rated this lens 3.8 out of 5 stars.

More Lenses for iPhone - BrainyDeal Universal 2 in 1 Fish Eye Lens + Macro Lens for iPhone 4/4S

This 2-in1 fisheye lens and macro lens gives me more flexibility than a standard fisheye lens, as it allows you to also take close-up macro shots without the trademark distortion of a fisheye lens. This one works on iPhones and more other cell phone cameras that aren't bigger than 13mm diameter.

Examples of Fisheye iPhone Photos

See what you can do with a fisheye lens

The photos shown here were taken by Flickr users and are licensed under Creative Commons. Please click a link to see a larger image on Flickr and get more details about the photo.

Fisheye Photo by vincentvds2 on Flickr

Fisheye iPhone Image by Inorigbphoto on Flickr

Fisheye Phone Image by Wes Ilyn on Flickr

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