Best add-on lenses for your iPhone

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iPhone add-on lenses are a bonus for iPhonographers who crave creative variety from their iPhone cameras.
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For a huge percentage of mobile photographers — from amateur snappers to creative artists — the iPhone is the camera you always have with you. Every iPhone packs an undeniably great camera. But, as with DSLRs or mirrorless cams, the more you shoot, the more variety you crave.

Swapping out lenses at will helps you create a vast mélange of visual adventures with your iPhone. Our roundup of the best iPhone lenses shows you how to find the right external lens or lens kit for your needs.

New lenses will make your iPhone photos even sharper

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A twist will bring German precision optics to your iPhone.
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Some of the best photographic lenses originate from Germany. Think Zeiss or Leica. Now, a Stuttgart startup named Lemuro hopes to earn that same respect with lens attachments for the iPhone.

And if looks, a swell of support on Kickstarter and that whole assumption about German precision engineering are indicators, Lemuro may get there.

Updates for your Mac dock, iPhone camera and more [Week’s best deals]

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The week's best deals include a 3-lens attachment for iPhone, a massively customizable Dock upgrade, and more.
The week's best deals include a 3-lens attachment for iPhone, a massively customizable Dock upgrade, and more.
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Welcome to another new week, and another round of great deals on gear and more at the Cult of Mac Store. This week’s best deals include an update for your Mac’s Dock, and a powerful lens attachment for iPhone. Plus, we’ve got days of coding courses and a slick car mount for your phone. Everything is discounted by a third off or more. Read on for more details:

Moment says lenses work with newest iPhones

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Moment, considered by many mobile photographers to be the leading maker of smartphone lenses, are taking orders for cases that will fit the new iPhones.

Tests show the stable of Moment lenses and the Photo Case work with the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, Moment founder Marc Barros said.

This rugged case turns your iPhone into a GoPro [Review]

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The Hitcase Pro 2.0, shown with a super-wide lens, is now available for iPhone 6, 6s and 7 on Kickstarter.
The Hitcase Pro 2.0, shown with a super-wide lens, is now available for iPhone 6, 6s and 7 on Kickstarter.
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Yes, the iPhone can shoot pictures in the same places as many pro-level cameras. But because the iPhone lacks pro-level durability, you may not bring it on your most rugged adventures.

Hitcase’s latest product should ease your mind and let capture your most extreme imagery ever.

Upgrade your iPhone with 60X zoom and more [Week’s Best Deals]

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Get triple backup and extra reach for your iPhone's lifeline with this bundle of MFi-certified Lightning cables.
Get triple backup and extra reach for your iPhone's lifeline with this bundle of MFi-certified Lightning cables.
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Take your mind off the crazy week and rest your eyes on some of its best deals at the Cult of Mac Store. This go around we’ve got a trio of MFi-certified Lightning cables, a lifetime VPN subscription, a full-on telescopic lens for your iPhone and a skeleton key for streaming video.

The best part? Most of these deals are priced at more than 90 percent off!

These magnetic iPhone lenses will make your videos and photos much more attractive

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An utterly simple and useful way to get your videos and photos to the next level.
An utterly simple and useful way to get your videos and photos to the next level.
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I was shooting my son’s school play a couple of months ago with my iPhone, as I don’t have a dedicated video camera any more. Because I sat up close, I wasn’t really able to capture the whole stage in one shot.

What I needed was a wide-angle lens. That’s where these PhotoJojo magnetically attachable lenses come in.

When you’re shooting video with an iPhone, there are times when you want a bit more control over the image without having to resort to a confusing app.

The simplest way to get an altered image is an attachable lens, and these magnetically attached lenses from PhotoJojo do just the trick.

The Top 7 iPhone and iPad Accessory Trends In The CES iLounge [CES 2012]

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LAS VEGAS, CES 2012 — Four times bigger than last year, and now filling about half the massive north hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, the iLounge is home to an enormous plethora of iDevice accessories. I weaved and wandered through lanes of the iLounge pondering the products I was seeing, and out of all of what I found filling the massive space, these were the trends that stood out.