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.
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're looking for the sharpest photos you can get from a set of add-on lenses, our pick goes to Moment's lenses, which can be used alone, or in tandem with its cases for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 6.And if you're simply going for the set of lenses with the biggest bang for you buck, Olloclip's Core Lens Set is where it's at.
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