iPhone 11 Pro Anyone have Camera Lens Protector Recommendations for 11 Pro?

evrard

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I'm looking for any recommendations on how to best protect the camera lenses on the new iPhone 11 Pro. Anyone have any suggestions?
 

PBz

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I personally want to go ‘naked‘ with my soon to be new 11P. The camera(s) are a large reason for my upgrade. WTS, I don’t think I would cover the lenses. I say that as having the same concern with the phone being case-less and setting it down on a table. I would say avoid marble/granite/stone.
 

Ambulater

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I'm looking for any recommendations on how to best protect the camera lenses on the new iPhone 11 Pro. Anyone have any suggestions?
As far as I know, no one makes high quality optical filters for camera lenses.....at least I’ve never seen them. Lens filters usually incorporate optical coatings to reduce image degradation, but even then there is can be some degree of deterioration in image quality in some circumstances.

So anything short of a true lens filter would likely have a terrible affect on the image quality a phone camera produces. For instance, putting screen protector material over the lenses would be disastrous I’m sure. Your best bet is a case that is thick enough that the lenses don’t protrude when you set the phone down.
 
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PBz

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As far as I know, no one makes high quality optical filters for camera lenses.....at least I’ve never seen them. Lens filters usually incorporate optical coatings to reduce image degradation, but even then there is can be some degree of deterioration in image quality in some circumstances.

So anything short of a true lens filter would likely have a terrible affect on the image quality a phone camera produces. For instance, putting screen protector material over the lenses would be disastrous I’m sure. Your best bet is a case that is thick enough that the lenses don’t protrude when you set the phone down.
Well said.
 

FuzzMunky

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What is the point in degrading your image quality and light transmission by adding a piece of cheap glass over a sapphire crystal lens? Makes no sense. It's not going to scratch with normal use. Relax.
 

noteple

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Its a Lens
Don't put it in your purse or pocket with metal objects.
sliding it across the bar like a beer mug isn't recommended either
 

shoehornhands

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Go to Amazon and search for "iPhone 11 pro lens protector." There are quite a few options. Most of them have small cutouts for the actual camera lenses, but it can still provide a bit of a buffer.

Here's a bit of peace of mind if you go without a protector though:


These iPhones are pretty sturdy.