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6 Best Fisheye Lens for Your Phone

Wide cameras have always been favorites. But what about mounting one on your phone? What about a fisheye lens for your phone? Is that doable? Of course! There are literally tons of fisheye lenses out there, many of which are specifically designed so they can work on your iPhone, your iPad, your Android phone, or any other tiny camera you happen to have around you.

However, given the fact that there are just so many fisheye lenses for phones, we decided to take a closer look at them. And by closer look, we mean we’ve looked at what’s available, compared them in terms of demos, online reviews, features, and prices, and are now here to present you with the 6 best fisheye lenses that you can put on your phone. Let’s get started!

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Fisheye lens picture in the sky among the public buildings of the historic old town of Prague.

6 Fisheye Lens You Absolutely Need for Your Phone

6. Optikal Universal Devil’s Eye Fisheye Lens

This little fisheye lens is specifically designed for your phone or any other small camera that’s fitted on a very slim device. This little lens comes equipped with a spring handle that will let you pin it directly on your phone, kind of like children’s hairclips. It’s even colorful like a kid’s hairclip: it’s white and made of aluminum and it has an orange ring inside the camera that gives it a nice contrast.

In terms of performance, the image from this fisheye lens is surprisingly good and reviewers have said mainly positive things about it.

Link to buy: here.

5. SBX 180 Degree Fisheye Lens

Extremely similar to the previous one, what sets this one aside is that it doesn’t look like a hairclip, but rather like a rubber band. Don’t be misled, though: it still features a clip, it’s just not that obvious. Like most cameras we’ll mention here, it’s also usable in reverse position to take a fisheye lens selfie (double the hipster effect by adding a cool Instagram filter). SBX mention that this one is trademarked, even though we haven’t heard of SBX by now. Also includes a lens cap, which is nice.

Link to buy: here.

4. i-Kawachi Universal 4 in 1 Clip Design Fisheye Lens

We’re not going to lie: standalone fisheye lens for iPhone are just unjustifiably expensive. This one, on the other hand, is a set. For about $13, you can get this set featuring a basic 180 degrees fisheye lens, a wide lens, a super wide lens, and as a bonus, you also get a macro lens. The latter one will enlarge your image by 10 times. The design is also really innovative because it features a sliding clip so that it will work on a multitude of devices.

Link to buy: here.

3. K&F Concept 3 in 1 Universal Fisheye Lens

Going from 4 in 1 to 3 in 1 isn’t really practical, we know. However, the K&F concept is a really interesting one because it combines the hairclip design we saw at number 10 on this list and makes it better. How? By improving the quality of the lenses, by adding 2 more lenses to the package and by painting it all in a nice shade of whatever color you can think of (diabetes pink, blinding blue, cheesy yellow, stark green?). The other lenses in the package are a wide lens which can enlarge the field of view by 0.67x and a basic macro lens.

Link to buy: here.

2. Polaroid 238° Fisheye Lens

Kicking things up a notch, we have this superb Polaroid 238° fisheye lens for iPhone devices. Compared to the other lenses on this list, this one really is superb quality. The lenses are authorized by Polaroid and can produce absolutely stunning images with an incredibly wide 238-degree field of view. And the lens is also really easy to attach. It can be put on just about any camera and it will turn your boring photo or video into something that will awe just about anybody. The best part about it is that it actually looks like a fisheye lens.

Link to buy: here.

1. Extendable Selfie Stick with Fisheye Lens

Yes, you did read that right! Why on Earth somebody would need a selfie-stick that also carries a fisheye lens for iPhone is beyond me. Still, this little doohickey is the best way to start a wacky party. Simply pop your iPhone into the respective slot and take wild and wide photos of you and your friends. Then post the photos on Facebook and then watch how everybody on your friends list is awed at how amazing your photos are. Or you could just enjoy the part – it’s up to you. Still, this is a good semi-gag, semi-useful gift.

Link to buy: here.

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The London Eye captured with a fisheye lens.


Do you like fisheye photos like the one above? If you do, then you should probably get one of the fisheye lenses above. You can use it for professional reasons, you can use it just for fun – it really doesn’t matter. The lenses are relatively cheap, especially if you choose the 4 in 1 sets, so why not give it a try? All in all, we have to say that the most professional of the fisheye lenses above is the Polaroid fisheye lens, so if you’re a serious photographer, you might want to give it a look.

Let us know which one you pick!

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