The best iPhone may certainly come with an already impressive camera system, especially the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, but you can always enhance it further with the right accessories, like a lens kit. Yup, that's right — separate lens attachments for your iPhone can give you impressive results that can rival the best DSLR under the right conditions. Most lenses include fisheyes, macros, and even telescopic or super wide-angle field of view. And if you're doing something like shooting video with your iPhone, a lens can make all the difference. Here are the best lenses for iPhone videography that we've found that can help you step up your photography game!
Quality wide angle moments
Moment makes some of the best quality lenses on the market. This 18mm M-Series Wide Lens gives you 2x more picture in each capture thanks to the multi-element glass design with edge-to-edge clarity. It comes with a lens, lens cap, and a microfiber bag.
Time for your close up
If you want to do more macro shots, the Moment Macro Lens is what you need. This lens helps you capture life-size images of small objects at the highest quality possible. The product itself comes with the lens, a lens cap, and a microfiber bag.
Tele for all
The Moment 58mm Tele lens provides sharp edge-to-edge clarity and brings you 2x closer to your subject. With a single lens phone, this is equivalent to a 58mm lens. On a dual-lens phone, it's equivalent to 115mm lenses. The lens itself includes the lens, lens cap, and a microfiber bag.
The finest videography
Create your best films with Moment's Anamorphic Lens. It provides sweet horizontal flares and a widescreen, letterboxed look that's great for cinema. The 1.33x design gives you an organic look and character of 240:1. You can also use the Moment Pro Camera app to de-squeeze the images and videos when necessary. The Anamorphic Lens comes with the lens, lens cap, hex tool to rotate bayonet, and a microfiber bag.
Moment's Superfish Lens is the first fisheye lens that captures more photo in a single image and delivers a completely flat image. That means no curves or blurry edges, just edge to edge clarity and sharpness across the entire scene. Think of it like a GoPro camera lens on your iPhone. You get the lens, lens cap, and a microfiber bag.
A required Moment
If you plan to get any of the Moment lenses we just mentioned, you need to make sure you get one of Moment's iPhone Cases to go with it. That's because the lenses will only attach to their own series of iPhone cases. There are a few different varieties for every iPhone model going back several generations, and the ones for the iPhone 12 series and newer also include MagSafe.
If you're going with the Moment system, you can collect lenses and use them from generation to generation. But each time you buy a new iPhone, you do have to buy a new case and one of these drop-in mounts to attach the lenses. Luckily they aren't expensive.
A great value
If you're on a budget, this kit is a great value. You get a standard fisheye, a wide-angle, and a macro 10x lens. These clip onto your phone, with or without a case, and don't need an extra accessory, like a special case, to use. These also work with a variety of different devices, so it should work if you upgrade or switch handsets later.
Up your photo and video game for cheap
If you want to get the most bang for your buck without spending too much, this is a great beginner's kit. You get an 18x telephoto zoom lens, 0.63x wide-angle lens, 15x macro lens, 198° fisheye lens, six different kaleidoscope lenses, a CPL filter lens, tripod, and Bluetooth camera shutter for easy snapping and recording. The lenses are also clip-on, so they work with a variety of different devices, and should work if you change or upgrade your device later.
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Even though the iPhone can already take pretty good video and photo, having lenses increases the quality of your videos and photos. Plus, some of these lenses offer a perspective or field of view that you just can't get with the iPhone by itself, so it really ups your overall game. Even boring and mundane subjects can look interesting through a fisheye or macro lens, which is why these are the best lenses for iPhone videography.
We're big fans of Moment, because the company offers so many high-quality lenses and accessories. You'll need to buy a new iPhone case and drop-in lens mount insert each time you upgrade your iPhone, but the lenses themselves are virtually future-proof, so you'll have them for the long haul. You'll get the best results with the Moment system, because the lenses are secured and won't shift around while you're shooting video or taking photos.
If you're in the market for something cheaper, the Criacr Phone Camera Lens comes with a few different lenses and just clips onto any iPhone with or without a case. It's more or less future-proof, since it's not made for one specific iPhone.
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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.