ShiftCam's MultiLens Camera Cases for iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro Now Available

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After a successful crowd-funding campaign, ShiftCam has started taking orders for its new multi-lens cases for iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro that augment and enhance the cameras on Apple's latest smartphones using a slide-to-shift frame system on the back of the case.

With the new cases, iPhone 11 series users can make use of several new shooting options on the fly by pushing the square of integrated lenses on the back of the case into different positions.


The most options come with the 5-in-1 MultiLens Case for iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max that turns the existing 2x Telephoto lens into 4x Telephoto and adds a 180-degree fish-eye lens to the main camera.

Also included on the 5-in-1 case is a Circular Polarizer Lens for the Ultra-Wide, as well as 10x Macro and 20x Macro lenses for the main and Telephoto cameras.


A 3-in-1 case is available for the iPhone 11 that comes with a 10x Macro and 180-degree fish-eye lens, while also bringing the same Circular Polarizer to the Ultra-Wide camera.

Owners can slide in additional lenses from the ShiftCam ProLens series onto the back, and the cases also come with a ProLens Series Adapter for the front-facing camera.


The 3-in-1 MulitLens Case for iPhone 11 costs $64.99, while the 5-in-1 MultiLens Cases for iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max both cost $74.99. All of the cases are available in either a matte black or a clear, matte transparent color.

Additional optional lenses range from $29.99 for the CPL Filter to $129.99 for the 12mm Ultra Wide Angle Aspherical Pro Lens. Prices are taken from the ShiftCam website and correct as of writing, while all of the above kit is also expected to be listed on Amazon soon.

Article Link: ShiftCam's MultiLens Camera Cases for iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro Now Available
 

nathan_reilly

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pretty neat!

*edit* as I think about this I wonder how reliably the lenses end up in the same position....feel like this needs to be pretty precise for good optics.
 

ruslan120

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Is this reliable for video?

I've tried using a cheap lens kit from Amazon and the moving lenses during video (OIS) wreak havoc on the image with an attached lens.
 

himanshumodi

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Does this work? Stacking lens on top of lens like this doesn't seem like a good idea for getting good photography. I'd imagine lens need to be housed a lot more securely and precisely than what a case might allow.
 

JasonLR

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Reading the comments on the Indigogo campaign.. Backers haven't received their cases yet. and the Website price is the same as the Indigogo price (after their roulette discount popup gives you 10% spoiler alert: SPIN10).

I'm intrigued but have had bad add on lenses before.. I'll wait until the reviews start coming in.
 
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ThankYouRob

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These look to be competitively priced against the Moment lenses, which seem to get a lot of attention. Has anyone 'round these parts ever used these (or Moment/others) for video work? I've been very curious about adding this to my arsenal.
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Reading the comments on the Indigogo campaign.. Backers haven't received their cases yet. and the Website price is the same as the kickstarter price (after their roulette discount popup gives you 10% spoiler alert: SPIN10).

I'm intrigued but have had bad add on lenses before.. I'll wait until the reviews start coming in.
Thank you, great advice. Do you by any chance have any experience with any aftermarket add-on lenses? The Moment ones are the "big name" that I see a lot of reviews of, but obviously there are more than just Moment out there.
 
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JasonLR

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Thank you, great advice. Do you by any chance have any experience with any aftermarket add-on lenses? The Moment ones are the "big name" that I see a lot of reviews of, but obviously there are more than just Moment out there.
No I don't. I saw you mention them and was going to look them up.
 

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Read the return policy carefully, if you are thinking about trying this out to see if it's something of use / quality. Notably, anything on sale is not returnable. And just about everything is marked down by $5 or $10. In fact, when I look at applicable products for my 11 Pro Max, 17 of 18 products it filters down to are listed as being discounted (e.g., show a slashed through price).

The full policy is here: (https://shiftcam.com/pages/returns-policy). Key excerpts are below as of 1/6/2020:

"We hope you are pleased and happy with ShiftCam Products at Shiftcam.com. However, if the product itself is defective or damaged on arrival, you can return your purchase within 30 days of delivery for a refund of the full purchase price (shipping costs are not refundable, and if your order with free shipping, we will not refund the postage cost that used for your order’s delivery).

Please note that returns are not allowed for the purpose of getting a future promotional deal, and ONLY regular priced items may be returned and refunded. Unfortunately, all sale items (including any order with discount code applied order) cannot be refunded."


If you have any issues, you may very well be in trouble. Even if you buy something and it's broken upon arrival, does the second paragraph in the excerpt above supersede the first? e.g., if you bought something on sale and it arrives shattered, no refund for you? It certainly sounds like at a minimum, if you were to get a broken product (that wasn't discounted), they are going to charge you back for shipping (both directions) if you exceeded the "free shipping" hurdle at $75 to start. Maybe the right thing to do if you are really curious is disclaim the discount (if they would even let you) and get in writing from them how much outbound shipping is. At least you would know the financial risk you are taking.

So is this a company willing to stand behind its products? I know they are a startup (and capital is probably tight), but there are plenty of others who have do-right, no-gotcha policies.
 

ericgtr12

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Oh FFS, if you're that interested in photography get a real camera. A good camera is important but glass is where it's at in photography, no phone has the ability to put a real professional level lens on it like a DSLR or mirrorless camera.
 

alpi123

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With the quality of a 2010 Android phone, plenty of those cases. Next.

Plus, almost nowhere on the internet are there real pictures taken from any of their lenses, only unboxings and one or two from their website. Fishy af.
 

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These look to be competitively priced against the Moment lenses, which seem to get a lot of attention. Has anyone 'round these parts ever used these (or Moment/others) for video work? I've been very curious about adding this to my arsenal.
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Thank you, great advice. Do you by any chance have any experience with any aftermarket add-on lenses? The Moment ones are the "big name" that I see a lot of reviews of, but obviously there are more than just Moment out there.
I used Sandmarc - the only downside is they 'screw' in rather than bayonet. However the quality of the class is pretty good. Their anamorphic one is fabulous. I shot some stuff on the iPhone using the lenses and posed it up on YT if you want to see.

 
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