Hands on: ShiftCam lenses for iPhone review

The ShiftCam lenses could be all you've ever wanted to get more from your iPhone photography

ShiftCam lenses
(Image: © Hannah Rooke)

Digital Camera World Verdict

I've never really been that bothered about investing in lenses for my iPhone but these ShiftCam lenses have completely changed my mind. The range of six lenses include two macro lenses, a 60mm telephoto, a 230 degree fisheye, an 18mm wide-angle and a 1.33x anamorphic lens aimed at videographers. The macro lenses were the most impressive as they completely changed the way you shoot with your iPhone camera and the images you can achieve. The 60mm would be a great addition to a traveller's photography kit, especially if you wanted to keep your kit completely pocked sized. The lenses feel well built, each come with a magnetic lens cap and aren't too expensive.


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    Fun to use

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    Improve image quality

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    Transforms iPhone camera


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    Make phone bigger

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    No indication of aperture

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Since iPhone cameras have become so good, lots of brands have gone to the effort of creating lenses for iPhones that quite honestly, just aren't that good. The ShiftCam lenses for iPhone however, not only feel good quality but they drastically change the type of images you can shoot with your iPhone camera.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.