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The Best Smartphone Camera Attachments

7 August 2020

When being treated to some of the Caribbean’s most beautiful sunsets on your superyacht a great camera is a must. Of course, carrying a bulky SLR hampers spontaneity and the best underwater cameras aren’t always great for activities above water, meaning a good lens attachment for your smartphone can be an investment worth making. Click through to see our edit of the best attachable lenses for every type of smartphone…

Olloclip Telemedicine iPhone 11 Pro Max Macro ProPack

While many attachable cameras aim to be a jack-of-all-trades compatible with as many devices as possible, Olloclip has centred its brand purely around supplying the best lenses and accessories for the iPhone. The Olloclip iPhone 11 Pro Max Macro ProPack includes an iPhone 11 Pro Max Clip, five Macro lenses including a Fisheye 180° lens, a Pivot Stabilizer Grip, BSR Bluetooth Shutter Release and a Microfiber Pouch.

£217.75 from Olloclip

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Insta360 Nano

If your iPhone camera isn't quite doing justice to the amazing scenery on your round-the-world superyacht adventure then consider investing in the Insta360 Nano. This lightweight smartphone attachment instantly turns your phone into a 360-degree video camera via the use of two back-to-back 210-degree lenses. Capable of taking stills and video, the attachment also comes with a dedicated app for editing, viewing and sharing while the device's packaging is cleverly designed to transform into virtual reality viewing glasses so you can make the most out of your videos.

£249 from Insta360

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ShiftCam ProLens Deluxe Kit

Shiftcam is a company that set out to bridge the camera quality gap between an iPhone 11 and a professional camera, hoping to make professional standard photography a more widely accessible thing. All the Shiftcam gear is designed to work with the iPhone 11 models, offering a variety of cases, lenses and telescopic accessories. This Deluxe Kit has everything you need to pimp your pictures like a pro, including: 

  • 7-slot Premium Carrying Bag (Strap not included)
  • Two ShiftCam Mounting Cases (for iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max)
  • 18mm Wide Angle ProLens, a 60mm Telephoto ProLens, a 10x Macro ProLens, a 230º Full Frame Fisheye Advanced ProLens and a 75mm Long Range Macro Advanced ProLens
  • Adapters and Lens Caps / Lens Hoods for each of the five lenses

£399.99 from ShiftCam

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Moment Wide Lens

Moment is a brand committed to helping customers unleash their creativity on the go, with easy to use products that deliver professional standards. Designed to work in conjunction with the different Moment phone cases, this wide lens screws into the case and delivers photography-standard wide lens pictures and videos. The lens and cases work with all the latest Apple, Google, Samsung and OnePlus devices. 

£148 from OnBuy

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Apexel 36X Zoom Phone Camera Telescope

If you're planning a safari trip or intend to go bird watching, this attachable lens will give you that further reach to ensure you get the best snaps from a distance. The lens simply attaches to the mobile phone clip that goes over your camera lens and secures it in place. It can also be used as a simple monocular in place of binoculars, lightening your load when you travel. 

$40 from Apexel

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