ShiftCam 12mm ultra-wide angle aspherical lens for mobile phones

12mm Ultra Wide Aspherical Lens
12mm Ultra Wide Aspherical Lens

Whether professional or savvy enthusiasts, photographers today are increasingly switching between their trusty DSLR cameras and mobile phone photography.

Most existing high-end smartphones come with integrated ultra-wide-angle multi-camera modules, which usually offer an equivalent focal length of approximately 16mm. But if you want something even wider, or are using an older single-camera phone, it’s worth a close look to ShiftCam’s latest offering.

The company has previously developed several professional-grade detachable smartphone lenses which combine the pocket-sized portability of mobile phones and the high-quality capability of a DSLR camera. Now the company announced that it will release soon the first ever 12mm aspherical lens allows for zero distortion – even with the impressive 122° ultra-wide angle of view.

Aa unique 6 Element 4 Group structure.
Aa unique 6 Element 4 Group structure.

The 12mm aspherical lens can be attached to iPhones via a specific case or to all other phones with a universal lens mount. Weighing less than 100g, this pocket-friendly detachable lens houses an impressive 6 elements 4 group structure – perfect for capturing those unexpected moments.

The body is made from aluminum, the front element comes with a Nano-coating to reduce flare and ShiftCam says the lens is practically distortion-free.

The pioneering use of specialist DSLR lens manufacturing techniques on a much smaller scale, this brand new focal length for mobile photography that enables you to capture 3x more.

Early bird pledges are available from $89 or roughly £70 with worldwide shipping expected to take place during August 2019. For more details and full specifications, you can jump to the official ShiftCam Kickstarter project page.