ZEISS lens kit for iPhone


Now at the Apple Store: a wide-angle accessory lens kit by ZEISS and ExoLens.

This is the first in an add-on lens set. The ExoLens with ZEISS Mutar 0.6x Asph T* wide-angle lens is available exclusively from Apple ($199.95).

ZEISS and ExoLens are also planning to introduce tele and a macro-zoom lenses for the iPhone this summer.

The ExoLens bracket attaches the ZEISS optics to the phone. It includes a standard  1/4”–20 tripod thread and cold shoe.

Apple’s iPhone 6s has a native 4.15 mm F2.2 autofocus fixed lens that’s the 35mm format equivalent of 29 mm. The 12 MP sensor is ⅓” (4.89 x 3.67 mm) with 1.22 micron pixels.

The Wide-Angle ZEISS Mutar 0.6x Asph T* wide-angle lens has an aspherical optical design and is practically distortion-free. Edge-to-edge contrast and quality are excellent. The 35 mm equivalent wide-angle focal length is 18 mm. Yes, you will now be able to shoot 4K video with interchangeable/adapter lenses on the iPhone.

The  Longer ZEISS Mutar 2.0x Asph T* will have a 35 mm-equivalent focal length of 56 mm. The iPhone’s small sensor, large depth of field, and autofocus enable focus from infinity to 1.2 feet.

The ZEISS macro lens will have focus adjustment from 3 to 1.1 inches, with variable focal lengths of 40–80 mm focal length (35-mm equivalent).




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