Anybody even remotely interested in cameras is aware that Zeiss lenses are the gold standard. But the 170-year-previous company’s lenses can charge countless numbers of dollars each and every, generating them very inaccessible for newbie photographers.

But that is now modifying, as the company has teamed up with the ExoLens manufacturer to release three Zeiss lenses for the Iphone six/6s and Furthermore. The three lenses are extensive-angle, telephoto and macro. The extensive-angle is readily available now for $199.ninety five the other two will be on sale later on this summer time as standalone lenses. For now the product is solely readily available from Apple, each online and in their retail outlets.

The kit comes with an ExoLens Iphone case, which is how you attach the lenses to the mobile phone. The case is genuinely nicely-produced — the company states each and every 1 is machined from aluminum and has a delicate inside liner to secure your mobile phone. The case also has a standard screw-in tripod mount, as nicely as a “cold shoe” mount to attach an further accent like a mild or microphone.

We took an early search at all three lenses on an Iphone 6s, and you can see the effects under.

(to review the before and just after, simply click between the two shots in each and every album)


The extensive-angle is the only lens at present on sale. When getting a picture, the to start with noteworthy profit of utilizing the lens is that you can see nearly double the written content inside of the frame. For instance, if you’re getting a photo of a bedroom and can only see portion of the room, the extensive-angle lens must make it possible for you to suit the whole room in the shot.

It functions in the same way nicely in tight spaces — verify out the under shot from inside of a doggy crate, taken from the identical actual place, with and without having a lens. The lens opens up the whole inside of of the crate and tends to make you come to feel like you are inside of. Ultimately, for shots that are not space constricted there isn’t way too much big difference, but it’s still good to shoot with the lens and get additional written content inside of your shot.

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    With Zeiss’ extensive-angle lens

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    Without having a lens


Although not on sale but, I observed the macro lens to be very incredible. Know that issue wherever your Iphone will get rid of aim if you get up close with your subject matter? Yeah, this doesn’t take place when you use this lens. I saved relocating the lens closer, basically to the point wherever the subject matter was touching the lens, and it stayed crystal apparent the whole time. Check out the ridiculous big difference between the two actual identical pictures under, 1 with the lens (remaining) and 1 without having (right).

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The past lens lets you choose telephoto pictures without having the decline in good quality that happens when you have to use iPhone’s digital zoom. The lens provides 2.0X magnification, and although not as breathtaking as the two former lenses, it will possibly occur in handy in scenarios wherever you wish you have been just a tiny closer to the motion.

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As terrific as these shots search, there are of class downsides in utilizing these lenses — mostly the point that you have to carry them all over with you. But still, which is a compact price tag to fork out to be capable to get the good quality commonly reserved for DSLRs and cameras with more substantial lenses than the 1 constructed-in to the Iphone.