Best Lenses and Lens Kits for Shooting Video on Your iPhone iMore 2020
While our iPhones are pretty great at taking photos and video (the best camera is the one with you) by themselves, you can always improve it with lens kits. With a lens kit, you can get even better photos and video that could be similar to the results you get with a DSLR, but without all that extra bulk. Here are some great iPhone lens kits to up your mobile photography and cinematography game!
- Get the perfect Moment: Moment Starter Set
- Quality wide angle moments: Moment Wide Lens
- Time for your close up: Moment Macro Lens
- Tele for all: Moment Tele 58mm Lens
- The finest videography: Moment Anamorphic Lens
- Fantastic fisheye: Moment Fisheye 15mm Lens
- Ultimate filmmaking: Moment Filmmaking Super Set
- A twofer!: Moment Set of Two Lenses
- All-in-one iPhone video package: Olloclip Filmer's Kit Plus
- All the macros!: Olloclip Macro 7x + 14x + 21x Essential Lenses
- Increase your perspective: Olloclip Fisheye + SuperWide + Macro Essentials
- Shoot like a pro: Olloclip Super-Wide + Telephoto Pro Lenses
If you can't decide what Moment lens to go with, then check out their Starter Set. It includes the popular Wide 18mm Lens, Photo Case, Rear Lens Cap, and Lens Pen. You save $20 with this bundle. They have case options from the iPhone 7 up to the iPhone SE 2 (and everything released in between).
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. You will need a Moment M-Series Photo Case or Battery Photo Case to use Moment lenses. It comes with the lens, lens cap, and a microfiber bag.
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. You need a Moment M-Series Photo Case or Battery Photo Case to use this lens. The product itself comes with the lens, a lens cap, and a microfiber bag.
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. Again, you'll need a Moment M-Series Photo Case to use with this lens. The lens itself includes the lens, lens cap, and a microfiber bag.
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. Moment M-Series Photo Case required, and this 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. You will need a M-Series Photo Case.
The Filmmaking Super Set from Moment includes your choice of one of five lenses (the five individual lenses we mentioned previously), M-Series Moment Photo Case, a Freefly Movi, and Counterweight for Movi. This is all you need for the best mobile filmmaking setup, and you save $20 with this bundle versus buying everything separately.
Can't decide between all of the different Moment lenses? You can choose to buy two of your favorites in this customizable set, and save at least $15 versus buying them individually (the total amount saved depends on the lenses you choose). Remember, the M-Series Photo Case needs to be purchased separately.
If you want a complete and comprehensive kit for your iPhone video and photo needs, don't miss out on Olloclip's Filmer's Kit Plus. This includes their mobile video grip, Pivot, a universal lens clip, and five lenses: Fisheye + Macro 15x 2-in-1 Essential, SuperWide Essential, Telephoto 2x Pro, and UltraWide Essential. Everything comes packed in a custom compression-molded case for travel and storage.
If you want to put a focus on creating beautiful macro shots with your iPhone, this essential kit gives you everything you need for macros. You get three macro lenses with different levels of magnification. This set also has the Connect X Lens System so that you can swap out with other Connect X Lenses. The clip that it comes with is compatible with the iPhone XS.
This is a great starting point from Olloclip, as it includes the three most popular lenses: fisheye, super-wide, and macro. You get 180° spherical effects, wider fields of view, and super macro magnification for all of your photography and video needs. It also comes with a Connect X Lens System so that you can swap out with other Connect X Lenses. The clip is compatible with iPhone XS and XR.
This kit includes Olloclip's popular SuperWide and Telephoto Pro lenses. These are souped-up versions of their standard SuperWide and Telephoto, except they have more light gathering capability, no distortion, and larger usable image areas. These lenses will help you get stunning results that will make people question if you really just only used your iPhone. They're also equipped with the Connect X Lens System to swap out with other compatible lenses. The set includes an iPhone XS clip.
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: Godefa Cell Phone Camera Lens with Tripod and Shutter Remote
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.
This bundle of three lenses from Hitcase includes SuperWide, Wide, and Macro lenses, so it's everything you would need. When you combine it with the company's universal and affordable OneClip accessory, you can use these lenses with any iPhone, smartphone, tablet, and even computer. The lenses produce high quality, crystal clear images.
Make your photos and videos look pro!
Even though the iPhone can already take pretty good video and photo by itself, having lenses increases the quality of your videos and photos. Our top recommendation is the Moment Starter Set because Moment makes some of the best lenses out there and they're well-known for their top-notch quality. This starter set has everything you need for fantastic photos and videos.
If you want more than one lens to work with, then check out the Olloclip MultiClip Filmer's Kit Plus. Olloclip is another amazing brand for iPhone photography accessories and this one packs in a ton of useful tools and lenses. For those on a budget, the Godefa Cell Phone Camera Lens with Tripod and Shutter Remote has a nice variety, and the price can't be beat.
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