Best iPhone Camera Lens Kits 2017

Product Use case Rating
Moment Wide Lens The Best Quality Add-On Lenses 8
Olloclip Core Lens Set New for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus N/A
Amir 3-in-1 Smartphone Lens Kit #1 Seller on Amazon N/A
DxO One Best Overall 8
Olloclip 4-in-1 Photo Lens For iPhone 6 & 6 Plus 8
Manfrotto Klyp Three Lens Kit Best Portrait Lens 7
Ztylus Metal Camera Kit Best Case-Lenses Combo 7
Olloclip iPhone Telephoto Lens Best Telephoto Lens 6
Insta360 Nano Best for 360-Degree Photos 7

An adage among photographers says that the best camera is the one you have with you. That means with the millions of smartphones around the world, most of us are never more than a foot away from a capable camera. The stock camera on the iPhone can produce stunning images, even earning the praise of photographers from National Geographic. But that doesn't mean your iPhone can't use a little help.

Update: We've started receiving the first batch of iPhone lens kits that work with both the iPhone 7 and the dual lens iPhone 7 Plus. So, if you're looking to see how lens affect image quality on the new iPhones, check back soon for new lens kit reviews.

MORE: 21 Awesome iPhone 7 Photos and How to Get the Results Yourself

An ever-increasing number of iPhone kits includes lenses that let you get close-up details (macro), some that capture a 180-degree field of view (fisheye) and some that deliver expansive landscapes or scenes (wide-angle). There are even some telephoto lenses. The best investment you can make is a kit that provides the flexibility of multiple lenses along with strong image quality. 

Our favorite overall is the DxO One ($499), which doesn't use the iPhone's camera at all, but rather plugs into the Lightning port, and gives you a much larger sensor and manual control. If you'd prefer a simpler (and less expensive) clip-on lens, Olloclip in general makes the best accessories, combining as many as four lenses into a single unit. The company makes lens kits for iPhones back as far as the iPhone 4, and recently announced a lens kit for the iPhone7/7 Plus.



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  • lourson
    Archived comments are found here: http://www.tomsguide.com/forum/id-2309719/iphone-camera-lens-kits-2014.html
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  • Tony_39
    I have tried few lenses for my iPhone. I love Hitcase lenses, they are not bulky and easily fits in my pocket while travelling. Olloclip is portable, easy to carry around. It's hard to find place for them while I am on air travel. I personally like Hitcase snap lenses!
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