Exolens make surprisingly effective screw-in lenses for the iPhone. The pick of the crop have to be the ‘Pro’ models with optics by Zeiss: they’re a good way to change the field of view of your phone’s built-in lens without degrading the quality of the image.
We had a play with the ExoLens/Zeiss lenses last year and found them to be very useable – the wideangle adapter is particularly useful for video as it counteracts the sensor crop that the phone uses to record video in rather than stills.
Exolens Case: a more substantial attachment
Until now the lenses have mounted to the iPhone 7 via a clip (‘Edge Mount’) that secures itself to one side of the case. With the lenses costing over a hundred dollars each, you’d be forgiven for thinking that ever so slightly precarious.
ExoLens have addressed this with a new full case for the iPhone 7 (a model that fits the Plus is coming later in the year). It’s a two-parter with a screw thread to attach the ExoLens lenses and looks like it removes a potential point of failure over the original system.
Price and availability
The ExoLens Case for the iPhone 7 is available now, for $49.95 US from Exolens.com.