Best iPhone lens kits 2023

Hitcase Oneclip Truelux Lenses Side
Hitcase Oneclip Truelux Lenses Side (Image credit: Christine Romero-Chan / iMore)

Whether you're a pro photographer or just an amateur, a lens kit for the best iPhone can truly shake up the game. In fact, some iPhone camera lens kits out there can help turn your boring and mundane photos into something extraordinary, allowing them to look DSLR-quality. But no one would know, except you, of course. We think the best iPhone lens kit is Moment's Starter Kits because they include everything you need to get started, including a protective iPhone case. Moment is also pretty much one of the top brands for photography accessories, including smartphone lenses.

Best Overall: Moment Starter Kit

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Moment Starter Kit Lens Lifestyle

Moment Starter Kit Lens Lifestyle (Image credit: Moment)

When it comes to mobile camera accessories, Moment makes some of the best gear around. If you're looking for high quality when it comes to the best iPhone lens kit, then you can't beat Moment's Starter Kit — Two Lenses.

With the Moment Starter Kit, you're getting everything that you need to take amazing photos with just the best iPhone. The Starter Kit gives you all of the essentials that you need: a protective Moment phone case for your preferred iPhone of choice, your choice of one, two, or five lenses from Moment, a Lens Pen to keep the lens glass clean, and a Rear Lens Cap to prevent dust.

The Moment Starter Kit has three choices: One, Two, or Five lenses. If you choose the One or Two option, you get to pick which lenses come with your kit, as well as the phone case. But if you opt for the Starter Kit — Five Lenses, you'll get everything: Fisheye 14mm, Macro, Tele 58mm, and Wide 18mm lenses, as well as your choice of either Blue Flare or Gold Flare Anamorphic Lens.

Moment is one of the biggest brands when it comes to smartphone lenses, and by themselves, the lenses are around $120 a pop, give or take. The cases are also necessary to use a Moment lens, and those are at least $40 when they're not on sale. And while you may not need the lenses all the time, the cases provide tough and durable protection for your device. The Lens Pen helps you clean the glass on the lenses without damaging it, and the cap prevents dust and other small debris from getting on your lenses and potentially scratching them.

Another great thing about the Moment Starter Kit is that it's flexible to suit your needs. Just need one lens? No problem! Need two? Moment has you covered. Want to go with the whole shebang? As long as you have the dough, why not?

Moment iPhone 13 Starter Kit

The best quality lenses

Reasons to buy

High quality
Flexible options to choose from
Includes phone case and other accessories
More cost-effective over buying separately
Compatible with wide number of iPhones

Reasons to avoid

A little pricey
Lenses require case to attach

Moment Starter Kits include everything you need and are flexible with options.

Best on a Budget: Apexel 10-in-1 Cell Phone Camera Lens Kit

Apexel 10-in-1 camera lens kit lifestyle

Apexel 10-in-1 camera lens kit lifestyle (Image credit: Apexel)

If you're on a budget or just want to pick up a few lenses cheap, then the Apexel 10-in-1 Lens Kit has everything you need, and the price is right. With these factors in mind, it's one of the best iPhone lens kits for the value offered.

With this lens kit, you'll get a total of nine different lenses and filters: 0.63X wide lens, 15X macro, 2X telephoto lens, 198-degree fisheye lens, kaleidoscope lens, CPL filter, flow filter, radial filter, and star filter. You can mix and match these lenses and filters together for some awesome effects and unique shots to share on social media.

Since this kit uses a universal clamp to get the lenses on your iPhone, it isn't limited to just iPhones. So if you decide to use another smartphone down the road, you will still be able to use this kit with that device. Just be warned that the lenses may not work best with dual lenses, like on the Plus models of iPhones.

Everything comes in a nice little carrying case that will store and protect the lenses when not in use and makes transporting them around easy.

Apexel 10-in-1 Lens Kit

Room for experimentation

Reasons to buy

Good variety of lenses and filters
Universal clamp
Lots of possibilities for shots
Protective storage case

Reasons to avoid

Not the highest quality of lenses

You get 10 different lenses in this kit, making it a great value. The lenses clip on and come with a carrying case.

Best for Pros: Sandmarc Pro Edition Kit

Sandmarc Pro Edition Iphone 11 Pro Max Lifestyle

Sandmarc Pro Edition Iphone 11 Pro Max Lifestyle (Image credit: Sandmarc)

If you want the best-of-the-best, you can't beat the Sandmarc Pro Edition Kit.

This kit comes with their Telephoto, Wide, Macro, and Fisheye lenses for the iPhone 13 Pro (they also have kits from the iPhone 7 up to the 13 Pro Max). These lenses are made from premium, multi-coated optics to deliver the best results, so you get nothing but sharp and stunning images.

Each Pro Edition Kit comes with a protective phone case and clip mount, along with lens caps and pouches, to safely store them when not in use.

The price may be a bit high, but these lenses deliver DSLR-like results. Sandmarc also has other varied kits available, depending on your needs.

Sandmarc Pro Edition Kit

Best of the best

Reasons to buy

Comes with four high-quality lenses
Results in DSLR-quality photos
Provides compatible protective phone case
Includes lens caps and storage pouches

Reasons to avoid

Very expensive

The Sandmarc Pro Edition Kit comes with a protective case to clip the DSLR-quality lenses on, but it is not cheap.

Best for Convenience: Zytlus Designer Revolver M Series Camera Kit

Zytlus Revolver Case for iPhone XS

Zytlus Revolver Case for iPhone XS (Image credit: Zytlus)

If you want convenience, nothing quite beats the Zytlus Designer Revolver M Series Camera Kit, as long as you still have an iPhone XS or XS Max. Unfortunately, Zytlus hasn't made this case available for the newer iPhones with triple-lens camera systems.

With this kit, you get a stylish case with a magnetic connection attachment area on the back of the case. Just insert the revolver lens here, and you have just added three sets of dual lenses to your iPhone. Just flip them out of the disc and align them up with your cameras, then shoot away!

The revolver includes the following combinations: Wide Angle/Telephoto, Macro/Super Macro, and Fisheye/Telephoto. It's super easy to get to the lens you want, and all it takes is a flip. The case itself features several different designs that are sure to catch someone's eye, and the metal plate for the lenses match the design perfectly.

It's important to note that this case is only available for the iPhone 7/8, iPhone 7/8 Plus, X/XS, XS Max, and XR. So if you're still rocking one of these older iPhones, then you're good to go! Who doesn't love some convenience?

Zytlus Designer Revolver M Series Camera Kit

Style and convenience

Reasons to buy

Unique style
Very convenient mechanism
Gives you six different lens options
Case gives you protection
Ready to go in seconds

Reasons to avoid

You're stuck with the case

These uniquely designed cases have a magnetic attachment on the back, allowing you to flip a lens out to cover your camera.

Best Value: Hitcase TrueLUX Lens Bundle

Hitcase Oneclip Truelux Lenses Iphone 11 Naked

Hitcase Oneclip Truelux Lenses Iphone 11 Naked (Image credit: Christine Romero-Chan / iMore)

For those looking for a high-quality lens bundle without breaking the bank too much, then HitCase's TrueLUX Lens Bundle is the one to pick up. When you combine it with the company's highly affordable OneClip, you have a super universal lens kit that works on pretty much anything, including your iPhone 13 Pro.

The TrueLUX Lens Bundle includes a SuperWide, Wide, and Macro lens. These work wonderfully with Hitcase brand phone cases, or you can just pick up the OneClip, which these lenses twist into. In our review of this product, we noted that the lenses themselves feature multiple spherical lens elements that ensure you're getting crisp images with no distortion and excellent detail throughout the entire field of view (FOV).

The SuperWide delivers with a 148-degree diagonal FOV in photo mode and 121-degree diagonal FOV in video mode. Wide has 120-degree diagonal FOV in photo mode and 98.6 degrees (diagonal) or 86.1 degrees (horizontal) FOV in video mode. The Macro lens has a focus distance of 12-22mm as it offers 3x the magnification of the standard camera lens.

When you combine the TrueLUX Lens Bundle with the OneClip, you'll be able to use these lenses with your iPhone, case or no case, and with or without a screen protector. The OneClip also works with pretty much any other smartphone, tablet, and laptop.

Hitcase TrueLUX Lens Bundle

Great quality

Reasons to buy

Wide compatibility range with OneClip
Includes the three essential lenses
Lightweight and weatherproof
Includes protective caps and carrying case
High-quality lenses offer amazing clarity

Reasons to avoid

Requires OneClip accessory or compatible Hitcase case

This bundle includes SuperWide, Wide, and Macro lenses from Hitcase. However, you need the Hitcase OneClip or compatible case.

Up your photo game with the best iPhone lens kit

The Moment Starter Kits are the best iPhone lens kits that money can buy. With the Starter Kits, you get your choice of Moment phone case, which is required for Moment lenses. You can also choose between one, two, or five lenses. If you go for the One or Two Lens options, you get to pick the lenses that you want in the kit. The Five Lens Kit includes all of Moment's most popular lenses: 14mm Fisheye, 18mm Wide, 58mm Tele, Macro, and either Blue or Gold Flare Anamorphic Lens.

While the Moment phone case is required for the iPhone lenses to attach to the handset, you won't have them attached all the time. When they're not on, the case still provides excellent protection for your iPhone, keeping it safe from scratches and scuffs. The Starter Kits also come with a Lens Pen to help you clean the glass on the lenses, and caps are provided to prevent dust and debris from scratching the lens when not in use.

Christine Chan

Christine Romero-Chan was formerly a Senior Editor for iMore. She has been writing about technology, specifically Apple, for over a decade at a variety of websites. She is currently part of the Digital Trends team, and has been using Apple’s smartphone since the original iPhone back in 2007. While her main speciality is the iPhone, she also covers Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac when needed.

When she isn’t writing about Apple, Christine can often be found at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, as she is a passholder and obsessed with all things Disney, especially Star Wars. Christine also enjoys coffee, food, photography, mechanical keyboards, and spending as much time with her new daughter as possible.