7 iPhone lenses to capture the best shots this summer

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In addition to great weather and all sorts of fun, summer inevitably brings the perfect lighting for photography. This year, rock your Instagram feed with some of our favorite iPhone lenses.

  • What’s the best smartphone for mobile photography? The new OnePlus 6 is loaded with features to up your mobile photography game, including a 16MP and 20MP dual camera.
  • How can you enhance your mobile photography skills? Study up a bit on general photography such as composition, lighting, and understand your gear.
  • What’s one accessory every mobile photographer should have? Apart from lenses, having a great mobile photo printer brings your captures to life. There’s nothing like having a physical print of your photo within seconds.

Gone are the days where only professional photographers could capture the best photos. With always-improving technology, everyone has a fairly decent camera right in their pocket. And, since summer is here, most of us will be headed to the beach, the pool, or even on vacation. To help you capture the beautiful world around you, we’ve compiled the best of the best iPhone lenses to up your photography skills. Leave your DSLR at home and travel light; these accessories have you covered.

Professional quality lenses are simple yet efficient

olloclip Connect X iPhone X Lens System

This lens system enhances your iPhone X’s impressive camera by adding to the lens that’s already there. The Fisheye and Macro 15x Lens allows you to shoot both closer and wider. Likewise, it offers a 180-degree spherical effect, adding a unique perspective to any shot. Price: $59.99

Why we love it: olloclip has always been known for their pro-quality iPhone lenses. These attach easily yet retain the sleek design of your smartphone. 

SANDMARC iPhone Photography Lenses

These photography lenses come in three editions: Macro, Wide and Fisheye. The Macro lens allows you to take close-up images with vivid details. Similarly, the Wide lens features a 2x wider capture while the Fisheye lens offers 5x wider capture. Price: $79.99

Why we love it: The three editions together cover all of your photography bases. It’s like having your DSLR and all your lenses in your pocket.

Lenses that are a bit different for a new perspective

Lensball Spherical Crystal Lens
Featuring K9 crystal, this glass ball will literally turn your world upside down. The ultra-clear sphere reflects the view around you but flipped 180°. Because it captures all of your surroundings, you can actually focus on the Lensball and produce a beautifully creative composition. Price: $24.95

Spherical Crystal Lens

Spherical Crystal Lens

Why we love it: If you’re really looking for a way to make your photos stand out, the Lensball is for you. It can even turn photos of your food into something creative (which your followers will be thankful for). 

Take better selfies from your phone

Firebox Take Better Selfies Phone Lens Kit

The kit comes with five lenses to unleash your creative side and take better pictures using just your phone. The lenses simply clip on in a matter of seconds, making it easy to change lenses and capture the perfect shot. Plus, it’s small enough to fit in your pocket and even comes in a protective travel pouch. Price: $28

Take Better Selfies Phone Lens Kit

Take Better Selfies Phone Lens Kit

Why we love it: Admit it – you take selfies. This kit is easier to use than a selfie stick and gives you ultra-crisp images. 

Capture it all in 360 degrees

Insta360 Nano S 4K 360-Degree Smartphone Camera

This tiny device clips onto your phone to record immersive 360-degree video. Thanks to a new 20-megapixel 4K sensor, the Nano S offers much better detail than its predecessor. At 30 frames per second, the footage is also silky smooth. This is partly thanks to on-board image stabilization, which keeps the shakes at bay. Price: $239

Why we love it: While wide-angle lenses can put more in the frame, they often bring along distortion. Recording in a full 360° lets you relive the moment and everything around it. 

Combine your lenses with a protective case

Moment iPhone X Photo Case

The latest addition to iPhoneography, this Moment Case fully supports the entire Moment Lens collection. Conforming perfectly to the iPhone X, it transforms your smartphone into a DSLR. Plus, swapping out the lenses is a cinch. Price: $29.99

Why we love it: As beautiful as the images the lenses capture, this case is just as stunning. The sleek wood is the perfect complement.

Standalone cameras for better mobile captures

Pi SOLO Immersive Smartphone Camera

Connecting to your smartphone, this camera captures every moment with stunning clarity. Offering 4K resolution, the Pi SOLO features an impressive 187-degree field of view. This means you get a wide angle so you don’t have to choose between what to capture and what to leave out. Price: $259

Why we love it: Sometimes, having an extra lens on your smartphone is too bulky. If you want to keep things slim, you can just slip this nifty camera into your pocket.

Of course, summer is about so much more than photos. Check out our dedicated category to make the most of your summer.

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Meet Ashley Timms

Ashley Timms is the Editor in Chief at Gadget Flow where she gets to write about the most incredible products in the world. When she’s not writing, she’s producing fine art dog photography.

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