ExoLens shows premium iPhone camera lens attachments with Zeiss optics

We've seen lens attachments for the iPhone before, but none of them have been of this caliber. Or price point, but more on that in a minute. At CES 2016, a young brand known as ExoLens (owned by its parent Fellowes) is showing off its latest products, including a pretty awesome-sounding set of lenses developed in collaboration with a name you might have heard of – Zeiss. The latter, in case you need a refresher, is one of the leading companies in the realm of professional optics. 

ExoLens is launching three new Zeiss lenses for the iPhone, each with its own application – wide-angle, telephoto, and macro. The wide-angle lens expands the camera's field of view, the telephoto lens adds optical zoom to bring subjects closer, and the macro lens is designed for extreme close-up shots, somewhere in the range between 3 to 12 centimeters. Keeping each lens firmly in place is the ExoLens custom mount, which attaches to the iPhone itself.

At launch, the lenses will be compatible solely with the iPhone 6/6s and the iPhone 6 Plus/6s Plus, but compatibility with other smartphones is to be added eventually. Surely, that would be a matter of developing a mount for other handsets. Specifics aren't laid out, but it seems safe to assume that ExoLens would make its products compatible with the high-end Samsung Galaxy phones.

Anyone looking to get a set of these will be able to do so in "late Q2 2016", when the ExoLens Zeiss lenses will be released via specialty stores, as well as on Amazon and at the brand's own online store. For $299, you'll be able to get the macro and wide-angle lens in a set, while the telephoto lens will set you back another $199. Of course, cheaper alternatives are available, and you can take a look in our selection of iPhone camera accessories for photo and video.

source: ExoLens via The Verge




Posts: 106; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

When I thought tourists were annoying enough without the smartphone camera extension.

2. nenadmitrovic

Posts: 64; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

Selfie stick and tablet as camera

7. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Hipster and burger with long tooothpick-flag(stuck in s**t)!!!

3. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Hope it becomes compatible with the LG flagship, to make it's already-killer camera even more stunning!

5. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Just z5p is enough for me.

4. Dee79

Posts: 307; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Why premium iphone lens?

6. LRSousa

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

I just wanna know why spend money on something that is just gimmick? The lens on the phone is what matter here...

8. rsiders

Posts: 1935; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

When you can use that money to go towards a real lens for a dslr camera....good luck with that.

9. AlikMalix unregistered

The lenses for dslr start at around $800 at the cheapest and $1800 to $2000 for regular.

10. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No they do not. They start cheaper than that depending on their focus range and camera brand its for. A 50MM lens starts at $60.00. Dude, do you even Google any facts? EVER!?

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