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iPhone Lenses

Updated on November 3, 2011

iPhone Camera Lenses

With a larger and larger portion of the population owing iPhones or other similar cellphones that have cameras built in (don't they all now?), there is an increased need for iPhone gadgets such as iPhone lenses. When I got my first iPhone it was great to have a phone with a camera but obviously you are pretty limited to what kids of pictures you can take with the standard iPhone lens, so it is exciting to see what is on offer now.

However, that no longer needs to be the case as it is now possible to buy additional lenses for the iPhone camera. Of course these are not really set to replace a decent SLR camera or maybe even not yet up to the standards of the best compact cameras, but for most people, the pictures that you can take on an iPhone are good enough for everyday use. So, imagine if you could get a bit more inventive with your photographs that you take on your iPhone...well read on!

iPhone lenses - Fisheye

A fisheye lens generally encompasses a 180 degree angle of view - you have probably seen pictures taken with a fisheye lens which do look a little distorted and more like you are looking through an actual goldfish bowl.

The iPhone fisheye lens is a bit of a novelty idea really - although you can take some really great pictures with one of these lenses whether it be with a normal camera or with an iPhone, they have that certain look that you can't get away from. But these photographs are great for landscapes and capturing the world around you in a different context.

0.67X Macro Conversion Lens Wide Angle Lens for Apple iPhone 4, iPod Nano 5, Camera Phones and Pocket Cameras with 9.5mm Lens
0.67X Macro Conversion Lens Wide Angle Lens for Apple iPhone 4, iPod Nano 5, Camera Phones and Pocket Cameras with 9.5mm Lens

This wide angle macro iPhone camera lens also fits other phones whose lens is smaller than 9.5mm. It is made of high class glass, top grade aluminium and with high clarity, so you know you will take great pictures with it.

 

Wide Angle Macro iPhone Lens

If you are looking for something not quite so out of the ordinary then with a wide angle lens for the iPhone you can get a wider view of your subject matter. But not only that, you can take wide angled, macro photos on close up. Take photos from just 10mm away from the subject and with this lens converter you will get really great close-up images.

This is a great iPhone gadget for the person who loves their iPhone but wants something a bit different. An iPhone lens would make a great stocking stuffer for iPhone fans.

With an iPhone lens you can take close up pictures of your subject.
With an iPhone lens you can take close up pictures of your subject. | Source

How Do iPhone Lenses Work?

iPhone lenses work in one of three ways - either they use magnets to attach the lens to the phone, they attach to a case which the phone goes in to, or they use a kind of sticky resin which does not leave marks, to attach the lens to the phone. Whichever way, you can take the lens on and off and use it whenever you like or use the camera just as it came. As the iPhone lenses are so small and portable it does not take much to carry a few of these lenses around with you.

iPhone Telephoto Lens

GSI Super Quality Photo Package for Apple iPhone's Camera - Long Focal 8x Zoom Optical Telephoto Extended 30x70mm Lens - Mini Tripod And Universal Mount Holder - Includes Velvet Case and Cleaning Cloth - Turn your iPhone 4-4G into a High-End Camera!
GSI Super Quality Photo Package for Apple iPhone's Camera - Long Focal 8x Zoom Optical Telephoto Extended 30x70mm Lens - Mini Tripod And Universal Mount Holder - Includes Velvet Case and Cleaning Cloth - Turn your iPhone 4-4G into a High-End Camera!

One further option that you can buy for your iPhone 4 (there are also lenses available for the iPhone 3) is a telephoto lens. This is a high quality, 8 x optical zoom lens and the package also comes with a table tripod so that your photos do not suffer from camera shake with this long focal length lens. Get great shots from a distance whether you are at a concert, sporting event or just out and about.

 
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UK iPhone Lenses

Then number of iPhone lenses available in the UK is not as great as the range that you can find in the US, but you can still get hold of a fish eye or a telephoto lens for your iPhone.

On the right is an example of the telephoto lens that is available in the UK and you can check out that and other iPhone lenses here.

iPhone lenses are great Christmas gifts or stocking fillers for those people who use their iPhones all the time and for people who have everything!

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    • Azure11 profile imageAUTHOR

      Marian L 

      7 years ago from UK

      Thanks PW, I want to publicise some of the really amazing gadgets that there are out there that some people might not realise are even available - I think these lenses could make a really great gift for a person who loves gadgets!

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      PWalker281 

      7 years ago

      Technology never ceases to amaze me. I don't have an iPhone yet, but its good to know all the things I can do with it if I ever get one. Great review, Azure11!

    • Azure11 profile imageAUTHOR

      Marian L 

      7 years ago from UK

      Thanks CZCZCZ, good point I also use a lot of photos for my online writing so this would be a good way to have more scope to take better photos when I don't have my camera around.

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      CZCZCZ 

      7 years ago from Oregon

      Nice article about iPhone lenses, I want to try one out on my iPhone. The close up lens sounds interesting as I take lots of pictures for blogging and hubs with an iPhone.

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