The best iPhone camera accessories

Pick up these iPhone accessories to take your mobile photography to the next level

More so now than ever, the iPhone is as much a camera as it is an actual telephone. As the camera has improved over the years, so have the third-party gadgets designed to improve your iPhoneography. To help save you the time of searching, we’ve rounded up the best iPhone camera accessories and brought them together in a convenient list.

Battery Pack ($15+)

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Taking photos and videos on your iPhone can be taxing on its battery. To make sure you have enough juice to capture everything you want, you’re going to want an external battery pack. To save you time, we’ve rounded up 25 of the best battery packs on the market for you to choose from. These range from small, pocket-sized options to ones large enough to restart your car battery in the event it gives up.

Moment Lenses ($35+)

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One of the most effective ways to improve your smartphone photography is to purchase add-on lens attachments. While there are plenty of cheaper options on the market, none are made to the build quality of Moment Lenses. Constructed of high-quality glass within a metal frame, Moment Lenses let you capture telephoto, wide-angle, and fisheye perspectives. Videographers should also check out the new anamorphic lens.

Manfrotto Pixi Mini Tripod ($22)

Manfrotto knows a thing or two about making tripods, and its mobile lineup is no exception. The Manfrotto Pixi Mini Tripod has been around for some time, and for good reason: It is designed in Italy like its larger siblings, and offers the same type of build quality you’d come to expect from Manfrotto. Included with the tripod is a dedicated smartphone mount that fits even the largest of iPhones (without a case, that is).

Olloclip Core Lens Set ($100)

Like the Moment and Zeiss lenses, Olloclip is another solution for making the most of your iPhone’s camera(s) through additional lenses. Olloclip’s Core Lens Set is its latest offering. It includes a dedicated lens mounting clip and three interchangeable lenses: A fisheye, a super-wide angle, and a 15x macro lens. Unlike the aforementioned lenses, Olloclip’s is more affordable.

Movo MTP2000 ($20)

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If you’re looking to add a little motion to your smartphone’s video or timelapse footage, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better deal than Movo’s $20 MTP2000, a glorified egg timer that will pan your phone around with a simple twist. It can rotate a full 360-degrees in 120 minutes and works with pretty much any smartphone or action cam you throw its way. It even has a one-year warranty, if for some reason it breaks.

DJI Osmo Mobile 2 ($170)

DJI Osmo Mobile 2

If video is more your thing, you’ll be hard-pressed to find an iPhone accessory more valuable than the DJI Osmo Mobile 2. The DJI Osmo Mobile 2 is the second iteration of DJI’s multi-axis gimbal nearly identical to the system used in its 4K Osmo camera system. It’s designed to be used alongside a dedicated smartphone app, and offers a slew of clever features to ensure you never miss a moment and capture it all as smoothly as possible.

Manfrotto Lumimuse LED Light ($45)

Manfrotto Lumimuse LED Light

The LED lights integrated into smartphones are adequate for a handful of situations. But they’re far from perfect. If you need more light in your scene, be it a photo or video, Manfrotto’s Lumimuse is your solution. It’s a small, credit card-sized light designed to boost low-light images or add a little more creative control.

Fujifilm Instax Share SP-2 ($158)

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Sometimes it’s nice move your photos off the screen and onto a piece of paper. Now, you can do so in a heartbeat with Fujifilm’s Instax Share SP-2 instant printer. Using Fujifilm’s Instax film cartridges, you can now send photos directly to the printer and have them turned into Polaroid-like photos to hand out to friends and family. The best part is, it comes in both gold and silver, so you can match it to your iPhone (sorry, black and rose gold iPhone owners). If you want larger square prints, check out the Instax Share SP-3.

Hitcase Pro 2.0 ($130)

Hitcase Pro 2.0

Your iPhone might never be a GoPro, but the Hitcase Pro will get it darn near close. Hitcase Pro 2.0 is a waterproof, shockproof, and mountable case for your iPhone that effectively turns it into a rugged action cam. As you’d expect from an action cam, it features the same mounting system as the GoPro, meaning it shouldn’t be too hard to find accessories and mounting plates for every possible situation. There are even add-on lenses to extend the imaging capabilities of your iPhone. Currently, the Hitcase Pro 2.0 is available for pre-order.


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