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Top 10 Phone Camera Lenses 2017

Today's smartphone cameras boast impressive photographic capabilities, but if you want to take your cellular photography to the next level, take a look at out a number of those phone camera lens kits. They come with lenses dedicated to specific features, which includes macro lenses for close-ups wide angle lenses for sweeping panoramas.

Camera Lens, elecguru Universal 18x Universal Optical Telescope Mobile Lens For Phone Samsung HTC 18X Lens with tripod (18X Universal Clip)TECHO Universal Professional HD Camera Lens Kit for iPhone 7 / 6s Plus / 6s / 5s, Cellphone (0.45x Super Wide Angle Lens, 12.5x Super Macro Lens)AUKEY Optic Pro iPhone Lens, High Clarity 0.2x 238? Field of View, Ultra wide Angle Clip-on Cell Phone Camera Lenses for Samsung, Android Smartphones, iPhoneAmir 3 in 1 Clip-on Cell Phone Camera Lens Kit, 25x Macro Lens + 0.36x Wide Angle Lens + 180? Fisheye Lens for iPhone 6S, 6S Plus & Most SmartphonesKocaso Mobile Phone Telescope Lens Clip On 8x Zoom Binocular PhotographyVinsic Camera Lens, Universal Detachable 180?Fish Eye Lens Wide Angle Lens Micro Lens 3 in 1 Camera Lens Kits for iPhone ipad with 2 ClipsMpow Mlens 3 in 1 Clip-On Lens, Fisheye+0.67X Wide Angle Lens Kit for iPhone 7& Android PhonesWONBSDOM Univsersal 200X Zoom LED Clip-On Microscope Lens+Microfiber Cleaning Cloth for iPhone 4S 5 5S 5C 6 6plus itouch iPad Samsung Galaxy S3 S4 S5 S6Note 2/3/4 HTC Nokia Sony,etc.VicTsing 3 in 1 Clip on 180 Degree Fisheye Camera Lens Plus 0.65X Wide Angle Lens Plus 10X Macro Lens For iPhone 6, 6 Plus, iPhone 5, 5S, 4 and Most Android PhoneM.Way 4in1 10x Zoom Telephoto Fish Eye + Wide Angle + Micro Clip Lens For iPhone 6S 6,Samsung,HTC,Ipad,Tablet PC,Laptops

Award-winning Image Quality

One of the most impressive films in to come out of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival was shot almost entirely on an iPhone 5s. That, alone, garnered the film a tremendous amount of attention, especially considering how good the footage looked. When most people hear the claim, they picture the filmmakers holding forth their iPhones like tourists capturing a street performer in Time's Square, and the process couldn't be further from the truth.

The film, Tangerine, was, in fact, shot on an iPhone, but the iPhone in question was tricked out with a fancy app, a steadycam for fluidity in movement, and a rather expensive experimental 1.33 anamorphic lens adapter. The filmmaker, Sean Baker, even said of the lens, "To tell you the truth, I wouldn't have even made the movie without it."

If you really want to take your cell phone photography to the next level, to get cinematic quality video, gallery quality images, and astronomically beautiful pictures from space, among other things, you need to augment the lens at the back of your phone with more than just a pinch zoom.

The lenses on our list attach to your camera with the greatest of ease, simply snapping into their spots like a paper clip. Once in position, they'll bend the light heading into your phone's camera just before it gets there, giving you either a wider field of view (labelled wide-angle or fisheye) a tremendous amount of zoom (labelled as telephoto, or with a magnification multiplier), or occasionally the ability to get unbelievably close to your subject without it going out of focus (labelled macro).

The best part about these lenses is that competition to come up with the best, least expensive technology has driven the quality way up and the costs way down. Adapters that cost close to $100 for a single lens just a few years ago now come as one in a set of three for under $30.

Zooming Toward A Choice


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When you pinch to zoom with a cell phone camera, you're using something called digital zoom. You may remember seeing both optical zoom and digital zoom specs listed on the last digital camera you bought before our phones stole the entire market. Optical zoom refers to the actual movement of lens elements to bend and magnify the light before it hits your sensor. Digital zoom essentially just crops in on whatever resolution the sensor has already captured, reducing the quality of your images as you pinch.

Any of the telephoto lenses on our list, including the telescopic and microscopic lenses, are optical enhancers, so the resolution of your image remains at its highest constant. The wide-angle lenses also maintain complete resolution, but there wasn't a threat to your image from going wider in the first place.

Choosing from among these sets will have everything to do with how you want to affect your image and what you want to shoot. I wouldn't recommend the microscope attachment for your next selfie, for example.

Most casual camera phone shooters would do well with any of the triptych clip-on lens adapters, the sets of three that include a fisheye, macro, and telephoto enhancement. These sets ought to satisfy the needs of anyone looking for a little enhancement without spending too much money.

The more specific the tasks you need tackling by some of these attachments, the more you're liable to spend on them, and the more limited their usage outside that task will be. The telescopic attachment is great for astronomical photography or for spying on your neighbors, but it's useless on anything that isn't a minimum distance from your camera. The microscopic attachment is probably the coolest thing on our list, and it would be a wonderful addition to any science classroom, but it wouldn't do to Instagram your brunch with it.

Old Glass, New Class


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Lenses predate the invention of the camera by millennia. As long as there has been the written word, there have been stones carved and polished to allow readers with aging eyes to magnify and decipher smaller text. These lenses also proved useful in starting fires when they concentrated beams of sunlight onto a small pile of kindling.

It was these single-element lenses that adorned the first cameras developed in the 19th century. Crude as they were, the lenses produced a lot of artifacts, as well as a significant amount of field distortion. By the late 1800s, however, photographers and lens manufacturers had begun to combine lens elements to cut down on distortion and to create clearer images that allowed more light to pass onto the exposure surface.

Fast forward another century, and the cell phone age is in full swing. Right there alongside it, the digital photography revolution rolls on, and before long the two worlds collide, as several phone manufacturers integrate simple cameras into their cell phone bodies. It starts out seeming like a novelty, but by the time the first iPhones hit shelves in 2007, phone cameras begin to look like serious contenders among casual photographers.

The camera industry responded by trying to make everything about their systems smaller, going so far as to do away with the reflex mirror in their most expensive and prestigious models, with Canon and Nikon notably holding out against the tide. They'll come around, eventually, but by then everybody will have a good phone and a better set of lenses like these for it.


#10.M.Way 4in1 10x Zoom Telephoto Fish Eye + Wide Angle + Micro Clip Lens For iPhone 6S 6,Samsung,HTC,Ipad,Tablet PC,Laptops


As inexpensive lenses, you'd never know! I think they all do a great job. The practice shots I took with the other lenses are too silly to post (pajamas) but the photos I attached are all taken on my Samsung Galaxy Note 5 with the 19x Macro lens.


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#9.VicTsing 3 in 1 Clip on 180 Degree Fisheye Camera Lens Plus 0.65X Wide Angle Lens Plus 10X Macro Lens For iPhone 6, 6 Plus, iPhone 5, 5S, 4 and Most Android Phone


For the extremely low price of these lenses, I was not expecting anything great. The boy was I wrong. This set of lenses comes with two clips, one for the fisheye lens and one for the macro/wide angle. This package also comes with a nice carrying case and lens covers. They fit right on my iPhone 6 without a problem and provide a much greater photography experience. If you are looking to get more out of yours. An era lens without the exorbitant price of many other lenses, then these are the lenses for you.


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#8.WONBSDOM Univsersal 200X Zoom LED Clip-On Microscope Lens+Microfiber Cleaning Cloth for iPhone 4S 5 5S 5C 6 6plus itouch iPad Samsung Galaxy S3 S4 S5 S6Note 2/3/4 HTC Nokia Sony,etc.


This magnificent microscope magnifies things to 200 times their original size, giving you an in depth look at leaves, freckles, insects and hallmarks on your jewellery.Perfect for: Biological / Medicine / Ore & Jewelry / Antiques / Plate-making / Textile / Currency & Stamp / Industrial-printed circuit boards / Precision parts / Horticulture / Family & office etc.


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#7.Mpow Mlens 3 in 1 Clip-On Lens, Fisheye+0.67X Wide Angle Lens Kit for iPhone 7& Android Phones


This is the 4th generation of Mpow Lens, and this time we bring you the best phones lens Mpow has ever made. Fisheye Lens effect becomes striking; 0.36X Wide Angle Lens shoot wider views compared to the previous 0.67X one; What's more, the extra bonus,20X Macro Lens has also been updated compared to the other 10X ones in the market, thus you get more details in your photos.


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#6.Vinsic Camera Lens, Universal Detachable 180?Fish Eye Lens Wide Angle Lens Micro Lens 3 in 1 Camera Lens Kits for iPhone ipad with 2 Clips


This set comes with 3 different lenses: a fish-eye lens, a wide-angle lens, and a macro lens. I can tell you that these lenses are amazing! I tried these on my new iPhone 7 Plus and they worked like magic. I was impressed with the quality of these lenses as I did not notice any loss of clarity at all. The lenses are very easy to use, all you need to do is screw the lens to the clip and align the lens to your smartphone camera lens and clip it on. A small storage pouch for you to bring along on trips and 2 cleaning cloths are also included. Please watch my video to see them in action.
I am very pleased with this purchase and I would highly recommend this.


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#5.Kocaso Mobile Phone Telescope Lens Clip On 8x Zoom Binocular Photography


Why doesn’t your phone have a zoom function? Well, now it will with the 8x Zoom Optical Lens for Mobile Phones. This handy lens will turn your regular near-sighted mobile camera into a telephoto lens! Simply clip the lens onto your mobile device and experience 8x zoom. Prepare to take pictures like a pro with this accessory, capture yours today!


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#4.Amir 3 in 1 Clip-on Cell Phone Camera Lens Kit, 25x Macro Lens + 0.36x Wide Angle Lens + 180? Fisheye Lens for iPhone 6S, 6S Plus & Most Smartphones


Amir updated 3 in 1 lens gives you a better experience of photo shooting with a cell phone. 25X Macro Lens has been updated compared to the other 10X ones in the market, thus you get more details in your photos. 180? Fisheye Lens effect becomes incredible and dramatic. Besides, 0.36X Wide Angle Lens gives you wider views compared to the previous 0.67X one.


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#3.AUKEY Optic Pro iPhone Lens, High Clarity 0.2x 238? Field of View, Ultra wide Angle Clip-on Cell Phone Camera Lenses for Samsung, Android Smartphones, iPhone


Easily clips onto any mobile device with included clip. Fits the front and back cameras of most smartphones and tablets, and even works with laptop webcams. No complicated setup, no special mounts needed, just clip on, focus and click for high impact wide angle photography.


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#2.TECHO Universal Professional HD Camera Lens Kit for iPhone 7 / 6s Plus / 6s / 5s, Cellphone (0.45x Super Wide Angle Lens, 12.5x Super Macro Lens)


from my perspective, I absolutely will recommend this Len to anyone who likes iPhone photography. Believe it or not, only two out of all these photos I took I used iPhone version of Lightroom and intense the color a little more and the rest are original. I took the lens off for one of the photos just to have a little fun with it. The macro lens itself has one issue itself to me is that you have to focus it so close to get a sharp view of the item. I tried to pull its little back but it blurred out.


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#1.Camera Lens, elecguru Universal 18x Universal Optical Telescope Mobile Lens For Phone Samsung HTC 18X Lens with tripod (18X Universal Clip)


- Universal type, suitable for iPhone, iPad, Samsung, HTC and other smartphones.
- 4-in-one universal clip lens: Wide angle, macro lens, fish-eye lens, Telephoto lens Macro lens, can take clear photos of small objects.
- Lens made of imported optical glass, lens surface coating, With this lens, you can see the image on your cell phone by 18x magnification.
- 90 degrees of the scene can be captured by a telephoto lens, which can let you enjoy the unreal world. Telephoto lens can shoot the scene within three hundredmeters very clearly applies to any smartphone.
- Easy to enjoy photography and find the instant beauty of the world.


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