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Smart Phone Camera Lenses for Travelers

So you’ve got your vacay coming up and you want to pack light. No room for bulky camera gear. And why would you need it anyway, right? Camera phones do such a great job, there really is no need for the big guns unless you’re a professional.

But for those of us who aren’t professionals and want to get a little more from their iPhone then there’s always the option of adding a lens into the mix. Here’s a list of our favorites:

1. Moment Lenses

Moment started out as a Kickstarter (which was fully funded in 41 minutes!) and they make some pretty amazing gear for your phone. Their lenses are made from super-high quality glass, meaning crisp photos and no lens distortion. You will need to buy one of their phone cases to house the lens but this is no drawback: their cases are really well designed and very easy on the eye. To kit out your phone will be a little pricier than the other options below, but if you’re concerned with great quality and design, then this is your best bet.

2. Xenvo Camera Lens Pro Kit

Sold as a kit on Amazon, this is truly a bang for your buck. It comes with a wide angle lens, a macro lens, as well as a rechargeable LED light to illuminate your subjects. You attach the lens to the phone via a clip, making it compatible with all smartphones. The best part about this kit is the price: Only $30 on Amazon.

3. Ōllo Clip

Last but definitely not least is the Ōllo Clip lens kit. Made exclusively for iPhone, these lenses are really well designed and made. Unlike the lenses above, these are designed to cover both lenses on the phone, making them selfie-ready, all the time. The lenses easily attach to the top of the iPhone and comes with straps to attach to your keychain or wear around your neck. Get it on Amazon or on their website for $99.

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