Every iPhone user should own these iPhone camera accessories
The iPhone is the most popular camera in the world. And Apple improves it further with each iteration of its iconic device. The latest iPhone 12 Pro Max camera is light-weight, splash-resistant, water-resistant and dust-resistant. With its three lenses — there’s a 13mm UltraWide Lens, a 26mm Wide Lens and a 65mm Telephoto Lens — everyone has the power of professional photography sitting in their pocket. But do you want to take your iPhone photography beyond your device’s baked-in capabilities? Then you’ll need a few extra tools. Here are the iPhone camera accessories you need for truly great pics.
IPHONE CAMERA ACCESSORIES – ANAMORPHIC LENS
The anamorphic lens by Moment is fantastic for landscape and portrait photography. It creates a cinematic wide frame shot, putting a 2.4:1 ratio into the 16:9 iPhone camera frame. There are two types of these lenses available: Gold Flare and Blue Flare. The Gold Flare lens brings out the rich tones and golden flares in your photos, making it excellent for shooting indoors or around the golden hour. The Blue Flare lens took inspiration from J.J. Abrams films to add an early 1960s sci-fi aesthetic to your photos. Both lenses are high-quality, made with aerospace-grade metal and the same hand-polished glass used for high-end 4K film lenses. The biggest downside to these lenses is that they require an M-series case made specifically for using them. However, the lenses clip easily into the M-series case. And they work with any iPhone model from the 6/6s to the iPhone 12 Pro Max. Costing $149.99 for the lens and between $19.99 and $49.99 for the case, it’s definitely worth the investment if you are looking to step up your photography.
IPHONE CAMERA ACCESSORIES – LENS KIT
If you are looking for lenses that add more variety to your photographs, then the Criacr Phone Camera Lens 3 in 1 Lens Kit is an excellent, inexpensive option. This kit is available to purchase through Amazon, and it comes with three lenses: a 15x macro lens, a 180-degree fisheye lens, and a 0.6x wide-angle lens. The lenses clip to any smartphone, so they’re compatible with any iPhone model. These Criacr lenses are professional, high-definition lenses made with high-class glass to reduce the glares and ghosting that reflections can cause. And the clips are PVC, so you don’t need to worry about scratches on your phone.
IPHONE CAMERA ACCESSORIES – PORTABLE LIGHTING
The Lume Cube 2.0 LED light is only 1.6 inches tall, but it stores enough power to light up an entire room. The brightness level of the cube is easily adjustable. The Lume Cube also has a low-light option that allows users to adjust the brightness level between 1% and 10%. On 100% brightness, it holds 1.5 hours of battery life. It has an 80-degree beam-angle lens that creates zero hot spots. While there are buttons on the Lume Cube, it is Bluetooth-controlled using the Lume Cube app. It also has a 360-degree optical sensor to act as a slave flash. The Lume Cube 2.0 comes in at $89.95, but the kit includes a CTO warming gel, a softening diffuser, a .25-inch 20 camera mount, a modification frame, and a USB-C charging cable. The Lume Cube is travel-sized, extremely durable and waterproof up to 30 feet, making it excellent to use in most environments.
IPHONE CAMERA ACCESSORIES – TRIPOD
The UBeesize Selfie Stick Tripod is conveniently lightweight, its heavy-duty aluminum weighing under a pound. And the UBeesize is versatile too, because it can switch between a selfie stick and a tripod. It extends up to 51 inches or can fold down to 17.5 inches, which makes it easy to take on the go. It has a cellphone clamp that extends out to 3.75 inches, and it’s compatible with all iPhone models. As a tripod, it has non-skid feet, a neck rotation of 180 degrees and a head rotation of 360-degrees, allowing photographers to take amazing photos in either landscape or portrait mode. This affordable tripod is an outstanding choice if you’re a seasoned pro or just getting into photography.
IPHONE CAMERA ACCESSORIES – REMOTE SHUTTER CONTROL
Using a remote shutter control is essential if you are taking photos by yourself. And there are plentyinexpensive options on the market for remote shutter controllers. One of our favorites is from CamKik. The CamKik remote shutter controller is available in multiple color options, and you can use it at a distance of up to 30 feet. It is Bluetooth-controlled and compatible with any iPhone model. The small strap attached to the remote allows for a discreet look if you are on-camera. And at $7.49, it’s an affordable choice.