Wednesday, January 6, 2016

ZEISS is Jumping Into the World of Smartphone Lens Accessories [feedly]



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ZEISS is Jumping Into the World of Smartphone Lens Accessories
// PetaPixel

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ZEISS today announced that it is partnering with Fellowes Brands to create a premium line of lens accessories for smartphone photography, "setting a new quality standard" in the space.

Three lenses have been created so far: a wide-angle, a telephoto, and a macro. Each of the ExoLens-brand lenses will feature ZEISS optics and will be made with black anodized aluminum with white labeling.

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Each of the lenses features T* antireflective ZEISS coating that helps to minimize reflections and improve light transmission.

Mounting the lenses to a smartphone will require a special device-specific ExoLens bracket that holds the phone on one side and the lens on the other. The machined aluminum bracket has a screw thread for the lens, a standard tripod mount, and a cold shoe for accessories.

Here are a few sample photos captured with ExoLenses by ZEISS Ambassadors (you can find a large gallery of high-res photos here):

Photo by Brian Matiash/ZEISS

Photo by Brian Matiash/ZEISS

Photo by Christian Dandyk/ZEISS

Photo by Christian Dandyk/ZEISS

Photo by Topher Delancy/ZEISS

Photo by Topher Delancy/ZEISS

Photo by John Win/ZEISS

Photo by John Win/ZEISS

The first ExoLens+ZEISS lenses will launch and ship sometime in the late second quarter of 2016, and will be compatible with iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S, and 6S Plus (support for additional devices may come later on).


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