There are a lot of iPhone lenses available, but few of them are particularly high quality, however Zeiss’ collaboration with ExoLens aims to bring ‘never-before-seen quality and versatility’ to this market.
Together they have developed three new lenses, with Zeiss’ T* anti-reflective coating, which screw into a machined aluminium exoskeleton bracket available initially for the iPhone 6/6s and 6/6s Plus models.
The 0.6x wide angle and 2x telephoto lenses use aspheric lenses and have no focal length (the focus is set at infinity), making it easy to shoot objects from close up to infinity, claimed Zeiss.
The most interesting of the lenses is the macro, which has a zoom function, something not seen in these sort of accessory lenses before, permitting the full-frame capture of objects with diameters of between three and eleven centimetres.
It promises no discernible distortion or chromatic aberration, and has an attachable, semi-transparent diffusor, to let light reach the subject.