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Capturing a super-wide angle is not something that can only be achieved if you shoot on a professional camera: it’s also possible if you’re an iPhone photographer!
Meet the top 5 fisheye lenses for incredible iPhone shots - explore the key features, pros and cons, and our verdict!
With the right lens, you can greatly step up your photography, but you’ll need to know which one to choose. Explore everything about lenses in our guide to camera equipment.
- Editor’s choice: SANDMARC fisheye lenses for iPhone
- Best quality: Moment Superfish Lens for iPhone
- Best lens kit: VicTsing 3 in 1 Phone Camera Lens
Moment Superfish Lens for iPhone
- Top-notch build
- Good optical quality
- Cases available for many popular phones
- Mounting case not included
- Material: metal, multi-coated glass
- Magnification: 170 degrees
- Focus: manual
- Weight: 90.7g
- Additional: lens cap, microfiber bag
Wide angle with minimum distortion
The Superfisheye lens by Moment is a relatively long lens - at just 170 degrees, equivalent to 15mm focal length, the angle of view will capture less than other lenses on our list, but only because others truly have an ultra-wide angle. A regular field of view of 170 degrees will ensure less distortion and make it easier to isolate your subject.
Blurry corners are a common problem with fisheye lenses, but this Moment buddy isn’t on their team. Not only does the center deliver sharpness - the edged and corners do as well. The result is a crisp and detailed image all-round, and the brand actually tells the truth when promises edge-to-edge sharpness.
Solid build and great compatibility
The Moment Superfish lens isn’t the most lightweight, but it definitely is extremely solid. The barrel of the lens is made of aerospace-grade metal, with cinema-quality glass in the lens itself. The lens is compatible with most smartphones and requires and smartphone case that works on a phone-by-phone basis.
The Moment Superfish lens is a stellar combination of image quality, build and durability, and price. It delivers all-round sharpness from the center to the edges and the signatory fisheye effect to the images. If you’re looking for an ultra-wide angle lens, you might want to look further, but for regular fisheye quality shots, this lens is a go-to.
FEGEGO Camera Lens Kit for iPhone (With 230 Degree Fisheye Lens)
- Super wide angle
- Suitable for many photography types
- Blur around the image's edges
- Curved image
- Material: metal, glass
- Magnification: 230 degrees
- Focus: manual
- Weight: 119g
- Additional: lens cap, microfiber bag, and a cleaning cloth
One of the widest angles
This fisheye lens is one of the widest options on our list. with its 230 degrees angle. This wide focal length allows you to capture sweeping shots of the surrounding scene, whatever it is - landscapes, interiors, or even fisheye-style portraits.
Lightweight and solid
The lens itself is lightweight and comes with a storage case. To mount the lens on the iPhone, you will need a bracket, which is also light and sturdy.
Sharpness in the center
Images produced by this lens are extremely sharp in the center, although more sharpness could be delivered around the edges, like on the previous lens by Moment. Pictures get a bit blurry on the edges, but that’s a common “feature” of fisheye lenses.
The FEGEGO fisheye lens offers an ultra-wide angle for an affordable price, and this will especially appeal to beginner photographers. The images are crisp in the center, but lack detail on the edges. However, this is definitely something one can live with. The good news is that this FEGEGO lens is compatible with most iPhones, including X, XR, 8, 7 Plus, and 7.
SANDMARC fisheye lenses for iPhone
- Comes with a universal clip
- Very large field of view for fisheye lens
- Sturdy mount
- Blurriness around edges of fisheye lens photos
- Only works with one rear camera
- Material: aluminium, multi-coated glass
- Magnification: 210 degrees
- Focus: manual
- Weight: 25.4g
- Additional: lens pouch, front and back lens caps
High-quality materials and sturdy build
The Sandmarc Fisheye Lens is made from glass, and the lens barrel’s material is metal - this contributes to the high-quality feel and general sturdiness of the lens. The lens case is made of smooth, lightweight plastic with a rubbery feel.
Fast assembling with the clip-on mount
Attaching the lens to an iPhone is easy with the clip-on mount which makes switching between other SANDMARC lenses fast and easy. The clip mount can also improve your selfies - use the clip to place the fisheye lens to the front camera and enjoy more background featured in your self-portraits.
The SANDMARC fisheye lens is an equivalent of a 10mm lens. It will give you a 5x field of view with only a tiny amplified distortion, and its solid metal build with the clip-on mounting will ensure pleasant use. The lens does an amazing job at landscape and nature photography.
Amir Phone Camera lens kit
- Decent build quality
- Convenient back caps
- Distortion/smudging can appear
- Material: aluminum-magnesium alloy
- Magnification: 230-degree fisheye
- Focus: manual
- Weight: 128g
- Additional: microfiber bag, universal clip, cleaning cloth, protective case
Well-designed and easy to attach
Amir's fisheye lens is well-designed and easy to attach. It needs to be screwed onto the macro lens, and while doing that, be sure not to screw it on too tight. The lenses in the kit come attached t each other - the front cap can be a little tough to remove, but the rear caps have a small tab for easy removal when you're ready to shoot.
180-angle and dual-side lens cap
The Amir fisheye lens offers 180-degree angle capture and produces signatory sphere-shaped images with dark corners. With this lens, it’s important to ensure that it’s centered over the smartphone’s camera lens. Otherwise, you may end up with blurry images and distorted focus. The dual-side lens caps and a drawstring lens cleaning bag make the Amir lens kit easily portable, featuring everything you need.
The Amir photo lens kit is a practical and solid lens kit perfectly suitable for amateur mobile photographers. High-quality glass helps prevent ghosting and flares from reflections. The lenses fit well on the clip and are easy to assemble, and the kit features small additional things for lens care. This kit is compatible with a wide range of smartphones including older iPhones like 5s, 6, 6s, and 7, as well as Samsung Smartphones.
VicTsing 3 in 1 Phone Camera Lens
- Generally sharp images in the center
- Includes the three most-often-used lens types
- Lens clip design could be better
- Difficult to mount lenses on clip
- Lens 2: 10X macro lens
- Lens 1: 0.65X Wide angle lens
- Lens 3: Fisheye lens
- Material: metal, optical glass
- Magnification: 180 degree
- Focus: manual
- Weight: 11g
Sharp center area
In this lens kit, all three deliver incredible sharpness in the center, whether it's fisheye, wide-angle, or macro. No matter which smartphone you’re attaching the lens too, it can pride itself on the stable delivery of sharp and detailed images.
The VicTsing is probably one of the most versatile and user-friendly lens kits available on the market. It is compatible with almost all smartphones and tablets and is easy to attach and assemble. If you are ever getting confused about mounting, the instruction that comes along with the kit will help you out. Unlike some other fisheye lenses, this one doesn’t need any special phone-by-phone case or mounting system.
VicTsing's smartphone camera kit comes with three lenses crafted from optical glass — a 0.65x wide-angle, a 10x macro, and a fisheye. Along with them, there are two lens clips, two lens caps, and a small carry bag. The unique rubber-padded slide-on attachment contributes to easy mounting. The build quality is decent, and the shots the fisheye takes definitely qualifies for one of the best fisheye performance currently available.
How we picked the best
Great field of view
When it comes to iPhone fisheye lenses, you won’t be given the focal length like with the DSLR cameras. You will instead see the field of view number which will tell how much of the scene the lens can take in. The higher the degree, the wider the image, and the more impressive the fisheye effect.
Different lenses attach differently to smartphones, and you should be aware of their mounting systems. Some will require a separate case, some will clip on straight to the smartphone. The clip-on system is more convenient, but can become tricky to use: it’s easy to lose the clip, and sometimes they’re hard to align.
Most of the lenses are compatible with pretty much the majority of smartphones, but some are made specifically for mobile phones like iPhones. Check the compatibility before purchasing the lens to ensure you won’t have to buy another one or change the lens once you get a new phone in the future.
The best fisheye lenses should at least deliver sharp images in the center, and if they do so in the corners as well, that’s a good sign to get the lens. The best fisheye lenses also have minimal optical errors like chromatic aberration.
Where to buy fisheye lenses for iPhone?
In retail stores or on the official websites of the producing brands.
How do I choose a fisheye lens?
When choosing a fisheye lens, think about the field of view, image quality, ergonomics, and smartphone compatibility.
Can you do fisheye lens on iPhone?
Yes. Here are five products: Moment Superfish Lens for iPhone, FEGEGO Camera Lens Kit for iPhone, SANDMARC fisheye lenses for iPhone, Amir Phone Camera lens kit, VicTsing 3 in 1 Phone Camera Lens