iPhone camera lenses compatible with cases/covers?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by peanutismint, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. peanutismint macrumors 6502

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    I've wanted to get a lens kit for my iPhone 4 for quite some time. I really like the look and build quality of the Olloclip, as well as other similar clip/stick-on lenses, but as I use my precious iPhone in a case I have concerns as to whether I'd be able to use accessories like this on top of my case.

    I'm wondering if anyone's had a similar experience and whether you found any lenses that worked well even when using your iPhone in a case/with a cover. Part of me thinks with some of the lenses (like the ones where you have a stick-on ring that sticks over your aperture and then allows lenses to 'clip on' magnetically for instance) you'd surely be better off using them with a cheap phone case anyway and sticking the lens to the case rather than to your iPhone?

    I'd be interested to hear of your experiences! :)
     
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  3. peanutismint thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. captainc macrumors member

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    What is your price range?
     
  5. peanutismint thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't really have a limit in mind, but for instance an OlloClip is around £60 which in my opinion is pretty steep for what probably isn't that great quality a lens anyway....So let's say, cheaper than an OlloClip! :)
     
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  7. lpena macrumors newbie

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    My wife uses a wallet case for her iPhone 5. Has anyone found a set of camera lenses that will fit over the leather wallet case so she doesn't have to take it out every time she wants to get a picture?
     
  8. peanutismint thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I think there's very few decent quality lenses that will fit over a case.

    Since I posted this thread (a long time ago!) I caved and bought an Olloclip and even though I have to take my phone out of its case to use it, it is indeed a great quality lens and very versatile. I've enjoyed using its wide-angle mode to counteract the cropping that occurs when filming video, so it's really great for that.
     
  9. ihonda macrumors 68000

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    olioclip now has a case out designed for their lens.. check it out
     
  10. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    It's difficult to design anything to accommodate every case out there given the variances in thickness, style, etc. You'd really need to find a case and lens designed to work together.
     

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