Whether you're a photography enthusiast or just someone who loves taking stunning photos with a smartphone, the best iPhone lenses can help you instantly upgrade your camera to be better at taking the photos you want, from a wide-angle snapshot of a day to capturing the red pepper flakes on top of your dinner.
There are different types of lenses you can choose from that vary in style. The four most common are:
Wide-angle: best for landscapes and scenery shots
Telephoto: best for far-away subjects as well as great portraits
Fisheye: best for that memorable and fun effect with shaded borders
Macro: best for zooming into those hard-to-capture details for photos of food or other detail-oriented shots
So, the best iPhone lens for you really depends on your needs: Are you shooting mostly snaps of you and your friends and family? Or are you going on a scenic trip soon and don't want to bother with the weight of a DSLR or mirrorless camera?
Whether you're looking for a quick (and cheap) boost to your iPhone, or high-quality photos you'd be proud to get printed and put on the wall, there's an option for you. But a word to the wise: Some require a specific phone cover or modification, so make sure you have all the pieces and that your phone model is compatible with the lens before hitting the buy button.
To help you narrow down the thousands of lenses available, here's my roundup of the best iPhone lenses.