The geeky excitement shared by mobile photographers over the dual-camera of the iPhone 7 Plus has not waned.
And as they’ve played with the small optical zoom and blurring backgrounds in portrait mode, two small accessories companies have been quietly but furiously developing a two-lens attachment dedicated to enhancing the reach of the 7 Plus camera.
Ztylus Innovation and mobile photography accessories company Kamerar have teamed up create a dual lens zoom kit, featuring a fisheye, telephoto and macro zoom system.
Apple debuted the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus in the fall with the Plus being the breakout star of this year’s new Apple products thanks to the two lenses, one a 28 mm wide angle and the second a 56 mm telephoto with an optical 2X zoom (a digital zoom will go up to 10X).
Photographers, both novice and professional, have mostly raved about the 7 Plus camera. But the camera’s capabilities are still not enough for serious photographers to permanently shelve the range of lenses in their DSLR kit.
“Eventually, we believe phones with dual lenses will become mainstream in the market,” Ztylus COO Thomas Chen told Cult of Mac. “A few months before the iPhone 7 Plus was launched, we already started to brainstorm on this concept based on the rumors of the new dual-lens system.
“As soon as the phone was officially launched, we confirmed our concept design and completed the testing on our optics to make the optical characteristics worked perfectly with the lenses on the phone.”
Kamerar ZOOM Lens Kit, which comes with a case and two dual-lens attachments, will be available for sale soon on the Kamerar website. No price is listed however, a sign-up for email notices for availability is now posted on Kamerar website.