“Could Zeiss make iPhoneography even better?” Les Shu reprots for Yahoo Finance. “The optics company is collaborating with ExoLens to develop a series of Zeiss-branded mobile lenses for its iPhone interchangeable lens bracket system.”
“The Zeiss-ExoLens lenses – the Mutar 0.6x Asph T* wide-angle, Mutar 2.0x Asph T* telephoto, and Vario Proxar macro zoom – use Zeiss’ optics design, which is known for quality,” Shu reports. “Made out of black anodized aluminum, they are specially coated to reduce reflections and light transmission, but they use the same mounting system as existing ExoLens variants, which screw onto a metal bracket that slips onto the iPhone (6/6S and 6 Plus/6S Plus).”
“‘The wide-angle and telephoto lenses offer excellent image performance with outstanding edge-to-edge contrast,’ Zeiss says. ‘The macro lens features a zoom function — unique for accessory lenses of this type — for flexible image composition.’ Chromatic aberration is also corrected,” Shu reports. “The photos do look impressive.”
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MacDailyNews Take: The photo examples are indeed impressive:
• Wide-angle: www.flickr.com/photos/carlzeisslenses/sets/72157669565591915
• Telephoto: www.flickr.com/photos/carlzeisslenses/sets/72157668679882460
• Macro: www.flickr.com/photos/carlzeisslenses/sets/72157666932423733