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10 Best iPhone Lens That Make iPhone Photography More Awesome

10 Best iPhone Lens That Make iPhone Photography More Awesome

Clicking and sharing photos is simple, fast, and fun with the iPhone. However, no matter how good iPhone’s built-in camera is, it doesn’t come close to a high-end professional camera. Thankfully, there are some brilliant camera and photo-editing apps that will help you extend the functionality of your iPhone.

How would you like to take high-resolution images or zoom in on a distant object to grab a great photo? Would you like to make the iPhone camera as good as your DSLR? Tough luck. There’s no apps for that.

However, you do have an option: invest in an iPhone camera or a lens kit to turn your smartphone into a powerful, all-purpose camera. Sure, they make your iPhone look a little funny, but they also make the pictures look awesome.

Here is our list of the ten best iPhone Lens:

1. VicTsing Detachable Red Fisheye Lens ($8.89)

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VicTsing Detachable Red Fisheye Lens

    This is a simple lens that attaches to your iPhone through a basic cord. It has a 180-degree fisheye lens. You can capture small objects in detail using this iPhone lens. If you are wondering whether it would be convenient to take pictures after attaching lenses to your iPhone, you can start out with this low-price option. Also, this is one of the few options that provide fisheye lens, which is handy to keep in your arsenal.

    2. Neewer 12.5X Magnifier Zoom Lens ($24.45)

    Neewer 12.5X Magnifier Zoom Lens

      If you are simply looking for a zoom lens to take pictures of distant objects, this product is great. It facilitates micro focus adjustments, making it less likely for images to appear contorted. On the downside, it doesn’t include a tripod or other accessories.

      3. Dot for iPhone ($39-49)

      Dot for iPhone

        Dot is a combination of app and hardware that makes the task of taking and sharing panoramas easy. For photographers who are really into 360-degree pictures, this is a must-have app. Additionally, Dot is easy to affix to the iPhone, and has an attractive design. The negative is in the quality of the lens, which isn’t as capable of high quality images as some other options listed here.

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        4. Photojojo Lenses ($20-99)

        Photojo iPhone Lens

          The Photojojo Lens Set includes five different lenses: fisheye, super fisheye, wide & macro, polarizer, and telephoto. You can try out any one, or all of them. A simple adhesive removable metal ring sticks to the phone, and you can attach any of the lenses to it, magnetically. With Photojojo’s easy design, you can turn your iPhone into a professional camera in seconds. On the flip side, these are only simple lenses for decent prices, but nothing extra.

          5. Phocus 3 Lens Bundle ($129.95)

          Phocus 3 Lens Bundle

            This bundle comes with three lenses: telephoto, wide angle, and macro. It also includes a carrying case that ensures easy access to all buttons and ports. The best thing about this bundle is the design: it fits snugly in the hand and makes the process of taking photos using the iPhone less cumbersome. The only problem is that it doesn’t ship with a fisheye lens. This means that you may have to buy it separately in future.

            6. PhoGo Case Kit, Lens and Sunhood ($79.95)

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            PhoGo Case Kit, Lens and Sunhood

              If your aim is to turn your iPhone into a complete camera, this bundle has it all: a good sun hood for better screen visibility, and three high quality lenses. The best part is that it is compatible with different brands of lenses and tripods. The downside is its bulkiness. It’s not the best choice if you are simply looking for some clip-on lens.

              7. MCamLite ($129.95)

              MCamLite iPhone Lens

                With its 37mm wide angle/macro lens, MCamLite truly extends the functionality of your iPhone camera. Its interchangeable lenses make the task of shooting awesome photos easier. The steep price may be a negative for some, but the benefits outweigh.

                8. PentaEye f – Pro ($178-$268)

                PentaEye f – Pro

                  For professional iPhoneographers who want to replace their camera equipment with their iPhone, this is one of the simplest options. As the name suggests, it contains a lens dial with a mount for 5 lenses. It also ships with 2 tripod mounts and 3 strap holders. The lens quality is good, and makes the phone look like a sci-fi camera. There’s just one little problem: it makes the iPhone a little heavy and is quite a handful to carry.

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                  9. Olloclip Lens ($69)

                  Olloclip Lens

                    The great thing about the iPhone is that you can simply put it in your pocket. If you have to carry around lots of lenses, it means that you need more space, and you may need to carry a bag. With Olloclip, you can even put the lenses in your pocket: all the lenses are built into one product. If you plan to use your iPhone as an enhanced point-and-shoot camera, Olloclip is ideal. The only potential problem is that there’s no support for tripods or other accessories.

                    10. Scheneider iPro Lens ($229)

                    Scheneider iPro Lens

                      This kit includes high-quality lenses that shoot stunning pictures and are not easily damaged. The three lenses are well designed and include tele, super, and wide lens. There’s a handle that can be affixed to any side of the case. The handle doubles as a tripod mount. The only downside is that it doesn’t have fisheye iPhone lens, and will burn a hole in your pocket.

                      In Summary

                      Whether you want just one lens for better zoom, or want a barrage of lenses that (almost) turn your iPhone into a DSLR, there are more than enough options in the market. These lenses are the perfect investment for serious iPhone photographers, and people who just love to extend the functionality of their mobile, alike.

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                      Last Updated on February 15, 2019

                      7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

                      7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

                      Now that 2011 is well underway and most people have fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to their New Year’s resolutions (myself included), it’s a good time to step back and take an honest look at our habits and the goals that we want to achieve.

                      Something that I have learned over the past few years is that if you track something, be it your eating habits, exercise, writing time, work time, etc. you become aware of the reality of the situation. This is why most diet gurus tell you to track what you eat for a week so you have an awareness of the of how you really eat before you start your diet and exercise regimen.

                      Tracking daily habits and progress towards goals is another way to see reality and create a way for you clearly review what you have accomplished over a set period of time. Tracking helps motivate you too; if I can make a change in my life and do it once a day for a period of time it makes me more apt to keep doing it.

                      So, if you have some goals and habits in mind that need tracked, all you need is a tracking tool. Today we’ll look at 7 different tools to help you keep track of your habits and goals.

                      Joe’s Goals

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                        Joe’s Goals is a web-based tool that allows users to track their habits and goals in an easy to use interface. Users can add as many goals/habits as they want and also check multiple times per day for those “extra productive days”. Something that is unique about Joe’s Goals is the way that you can keep track of negative habits such as eating out, smoking, etc. This can help you visualize the good things that you are doing as well as the negative things that you are doing in your life.

                        Joe’s Goals is free with a subscription version giving you no ads and the “latest version” for $12 a year.

                        Daytum

                          Daytum

                          is an in depth way of counting things that you do during the day and then presenting them to you in many different reports and groups. With Daytum you can add several different items to different custom categories such as work, school, home, etc. to keep track of your habits in each focus area of your life.

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                          Daytum is extremely in depth and there are a ton of settings for users to tweak. There is a free version that is pretty standard, but if you want more features and unlimited items and categories you’ll need Daytum Plus which is $4 a month.

                          Excel or Numbers

                            If you are the spreadsheet number cruncher type and the thought of using someone else’s idea of how you should track your habits turns you off, then creating your own Excel/Numbers/Google spreadsheet is the way to go. Not only do you have pretty much limitless ways to view, enter, and manipulate your goal and habit data, but you have complete control over your stuff and can make it private.

                            What’s nice about spreadsheets is you can create reports and can customize your views in any way you see fit. Also, by using Dropbox, you can keep your tracker sheets anywhere you have a connection.

                            Evernote

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                              I must admit, I am an Evernote junky, mostly because this tool is so ubiquitous. There are several ways you can implement habit/goal tracking with Evernote. You won’t be able to get nifty reports and graphs and such, but you will be able to access your goal tracking anywhere your are, be it iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, or web. With Evernote you pretty much have no excuse for not entering your daily habit and goal information as it is available anywhere.

                              Evernote is free with a premium version available.

                              Access or Bento

                                If you like the idea of creating your own tracker via Excel or Numbers, you may be compelled to get even more creative with database tools like Access for Windows or Bento for Mac. These tools allow you to set up relational databases and even give you the option of setting up custom interfaces to interact with your data. Access is pretty powerful for personal database applications, and using it with other MS products, you can come up with some pretty awesome, in depth analysis and tracking of your habits and goals.

                                Bento is extremely powerful and user friendly. Also with Bento you can get the iPhone and iPad app to keep your data anywhere you go.

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                                You can check out Access and the Office Suite here and Bento here.

                                Analog Bonus: Pen and Paper

                                All these digital tools are pretty nifty and have all sorts of bells and whistles, but there are some people out there that still swear by a notebook and pen. Just like using spreadsheets or personal databases, pen and paper gives you ultimate freedom and control when it comes to your set up. It also doesn’t lock you into anyone else’s idea of just how you should track your habits.

                                Conclusion

                                I can’t necessarily recommend which tool is the best for tracking your personal habits and goals, as all of them have their quirks. What I can do however (yes, it’s a bit of a cop-out) is tell you that the tool to use is whatever works best for you. I personally keep track of my daily habits and personal goals with a combo Evernote for input and then a Google spreadsheet for long-term tracking.

                                What this all comes down to is not how or what tool you use, but finding what you are comfortable with and then getting busy with creating lasting habits and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.

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