iPhone users never had any sort of scarcity when it comes to accessories and the recently unveiled Exolens is one such accessory that is ought to make your iPhone camera better. We have seen camera attachments for the iPhone in the past but the ExoLens is born out of partnership between Fellowes and the famous lens manufacturer Zeiss, thus atleast on paper, it speaks of supremacy.


A wide-angled lens, a macro lens and a telephoto lens were put on display at the CES and each one of these lenses needs to be attached to an aluminium mount which is currently compatible with iPhone 6/6 Plus and the 6s/6s Plus.

The folks at Verge found out that the images taken with the lens to be undistorted and clear, the construction of the lens alao seemed to be solid unlike many other cheap stap on camera lenses. Since the attachment comes with a bracket, it is but evident that one cannot simultaneously use the Exolens with a case which can be a cumbersome exercise for many. That being said, the mount has a fixture which will let users attach the same to the tripods.

The Exolens is expected to hit the market in the second quarter of 2016 and it will retail in two packages. One which includes mount, macro and wide-angle lenses bundled along with a carrying case, this is priced at $199. The Telephoto lens will however retail separately priced at $199.

I have used the external lenses before on my phone and I somehow felt the entire ordeal of aligning the lenses and attaching the unit every time to be a herculean task. The Exolens however will be a great choice for people looking out for a near pro imaging experience on the iPhone without actually carrying a DSLR. On a separate note the Lens is also available for Samsung Galaxy S6 and you can buy it here.

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Mahit Huilgol is a Mechanical Engineering graduate and is a Technology and Automobile aficionado. He ditched the Corporate boardroom wars in the favor for technology battle ground. Also a foodie by heart and loves both the edible chips and the non-edible silicon chips.