Subscribe to Make Magazine Today!

What a difference a couple of years make. Back in 2009, you had to scrounge together a bunch of lenses and glue them to a jar lid if you wanted a smartphone lens carousel. Nowadays you’ve got options.

Looking for a set of workhorse lenses? Check out The iPhone Lens Dial from Photojojo. For considerably more than the cost of a subsidized iPhone you can outfit your latest handset with three lenses: wide angle, fisheye, and telephoto.

How about some fun without breaking the bank? Then try the Holga iPhone Lens Filter Kit SLFT-IP4. It costs an order of magnitude less than the Lens Dial, but comes packed with four novelty lenses and five filters for creative picture taking.

Whether you’re building your own or buying an off the shelf mod, you’ll have a ton of fun extending your gear well beyond its intended use.

Adam Flaherty

Adam Flaherty

I make cool stuff and write about other people making cool stuff on makezine.com. If you have something you think I should see, send me a tip.


  • chitz chitz

    :)) for this money (iphone+lens) you can buy a dslr

  • http://www.comvigo.com/ Internet Filter

    I phone is the grates and top most cell phone that provides multi features functionality and grate interface in front of the user.