Best iPhone Camera Lens Kits 2017

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.

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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. 

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 now the iPhone 8, too). They're pricey, but the image quality you get from Moment's lenses is simply the best around.

For people who want something a bit more affordable, Olloclip's Lens Kits are where it's at. There are multiple systems to choose from including the standard three lens Core Set, the Active Set which includes an ultra-wide angle and 2x telephoto lenses or the Macro Pro Lens Set which features lenses with 7x, 14x and 21x magnification.  

Update (9/20): Olloclip announced that it is working to adapt its Connect system to the iPhone X, and is pretty sure that it will work with the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, but will confirm it on its website. Moment said that its lenses will work with the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X, and is making new cases for the latter.

And if you're looking for something even more sophisticated, check out the DxO One. Instead of using the camera built into the device, the DxO One plugs into an iPhone's Lightning port and uses its own 24.2-MP sensor to capture super sharp pics that even the latest iPhone's camera can't match. And because all the DxO One needs to work is iOS 10.1 or later and a Lightning port, it's compatible with pretty much any iPhone or iPad made within the last three years.

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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!
  • thurstonb95
    Great stuff but when are we going to see a good telephoto lens for the iphone?
  • Aahana
    This is Good smartphone but i use Gretel GT6000 and this is a wonderful phone with Long Lasting battery 6000mAh and you know this phone also have dual rear camera. This is a Good Looking and feature reach phone.
  • roberto.zanconato
    Just upgraded my iPhone from 6 plus to 7 plus and now the Olloclip is scrap. Could they not sell a new plastic clip to host the old lenses?