iPhones have always been popular for its camera, with each being better than the previous one. The beautiful display and amazing camera make it one of the best smartphone for photography. Various professional photographers are using them as a replacement for DSLR. In fact, photographer Sephi Bergerson shot and edited an entire Indian wedding using only his iPhone. It has now become an all-around tool for shooting events like concerts or sporting activities.
Amalgamating the features of iPhone with inventive camera accessories can be used as a substitute to expensive DSLRs and mirrorless cameras with interchangeable lenses. Also, it offers a great opportunity for wannabe photographers as they don’t need to own exclusive and affluent gadgets to become a professional. All they need is to add some cool accessories to their iPhone and start shooting. Here is a list of 5 best iPhone photography accessories of 2018.
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1. Zoom iQ5
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Planning to shoot a video? iPhone 8 users have an extraordinary movie-making machine that offers features like image stabilization and 4k video capture. But the quality of microphone doesn’t match to it’s amazing camera. Zoom iQ5 is here for the rescue. High-quality sound, internal mic, works with every app and small enough to hang on the iPhone’s Lightning port. What else? This device comes with its own companion app that lets owners change some of the internal settings for the microphone. It has a microUSB port that charges your battery-draining iPhone, the mic ball which can rotate in the direction of your choice and a headphone jack for monitoring.
2. Kenu Stance Tripod
This pocket tripod is convenient, cheap, small and steady. Just like the earlier version, its tiny size lets you slip the device into your jeans pocket and yet is strong enough to support your iPhone without a wobble. Kenu Stance Tripod also works on a horizontal stand but it is not suitable for taking long time-lapse videos because you cannot plug your iPhone to tripod for charging.
3. DxO ONE
The ongoing trend of iPhoneography has sparked a revolution in the field of photography. But due to its physical limitations, the image quality is severely affected. DxO ONE is a professional camera module that connects to the iPhone via Lightning connector. It comes with a 1-inch sensor, f/1.8 prime lens, 20.2 MP resolution and supports fast shutter speeds. This camera module acts as a large viewfinder and can turn up to 60 degrees to explore and experiment unique angles and turn into a small DSLR.
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4. Insta360 Nano
The growing obsession for virtual reality is genuine especially when you have a boring everyday job. This technology transports you to places you have never been to. Now, if you have a knack for VR and photography is your passion, then you can consider using Insta360 Nano camera. It is a 360-degree iPhone camera that can record 3040 x 1520 video footage at 30 frames per second. Has dual f/2 fisheye lenses, supports instant sharing on all popular social media sites and connects to iPhone via lightning conductor.
Unlike the Moment and Zeiss lenses, Olloclip is affordable and allows you to make the most of your iPhone’s camera via additional lenses. Olloclip’s Core Lens Set is its latest addition for iPhone 8. It contains a lens mounting clip and three lenses that are interchangeable i.e. a 15x macro lens, a fisheye and a super-wide angle.
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These are the 5 best iPhone photography accessories of 2018. Do share with us if you have some more cool photography gadgets for iPhone, we always look forward to new suggestions and thoughts!