By Les Shu — – DigitalTrends.com
Billed as a “professional photography and videography tool,” ExoLens is a new add-on lens system for the iPhone 6. With a machined aircraft-grade aluminum bracket that fits over the iPhone, ExoLens lets you screw on either a wide-angle lens or 3x zoom lens over the smartphone’s built-in fixed lens.
According to ExoLens CEO John Willenborg, “Apple came to us two years ago looking for a higher-end lens system for their upcoming devices. The goal was to engineer something that reflected the quality and precision of the iPhone 6 with the power of a mini DSLR.” Hence why it’s an Apple Store exclusive.
Of course, calling the iPhone 6 a mini DSLR is a bit of a stretch, but it borrows the same concept of interchangeable lenses. The iPhone 6 has one of the best cameras in the iPhone’s history, and ExoLens is leveraging that with its optics. The Telephoto 3x Lens extends the iPhone 6’s 30mm focal length to 90mm, letting you magnify a scene while still using the device’s autofocus and other features. The 165-degree Wide-Angle Lens gives the iPhone 6 an action camera-style fisheye lens, letting you take in more of a scene. The bracket also puts a tripod screw on the phone, so you can attack it to a tripod for a steady shot. In addition to the two lenses, the kit comes with lens caps, a lens hood for the telephoto lens, and a microfiber lens bag that only has enough room to fit one lens. Since it isn’t software dependent, you can use any camera app.
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