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ExoLens shows premium iPhone camera lens attachments with Zeiss optics

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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

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posted on 08 Jan 2016, 02:48 5

1. BATTERY_LIVES_MATTER (Posts: 106; Member since: 01 Sep 2015)

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

posted on 08 Jan 2016, 02:57 1

2. nenadmitrovic (Posts: 58; Member since: 01 Aug 2014)

Selfie stick and tablet as camera

posted on 08 Jan 2016, 06:49

7. Switch00 (Posts: 526; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)

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

posted on 08 Jan 2016, 03:22

3. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)

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

posted on 08 Jan 2016, 04:40

5. techperson211 (Posts: 1280; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)

Just z5p is enough for me.

posted on 08 Jan 2016, 03:56

4. Dee79 (Posts: 303; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)

Why premium iphone lens?

posted on 08 Jan 2016, 04:55

6. LRSousa (Posts: 28; Member since: 20 Jun 2014)

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

posted on 08 Jan 2016, 13:24

8. rsiders (Posts: 1090; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)

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

posted on 08 Jan 2016, 14:30

9. AlikMalix (unregistered)

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

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 13:40

10. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14501; Member since: 25 Sep 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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