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Telephoto - ExoLens® with Optics by ZEISS

Entering a new era of smartphone photography.

The Exolens® with Optics by ZEISS telephoto accessory lens with the ZEISS MutarTM optical design impresses with its modern, elegant and intuitive product design. It forms a product family together with the macro-zoom and wide-angle accessory lenses. Thanks to its intricate and newly developed aspheric optical design, the accessory lens (field angle factor 2.0x) features edge-to-edge contrast rendition that's one of a kind. Not only is chromatic aberration corrected, but bright-dark transitions in the image and, in particular, highlights are largely free from colored artifacts. The T*® anti-reflective coating from ZEISS ensures improved light transmission and minimizes the reflection on glass-to-air contact surfaces. 

Protection against dust and spray water makes the ExoLens® with Optics by ZEISS telephoto accessory lens perfect for the challenges of outdoor use. The telephoto accessory lens enables the photographer to maintain a comfortable distance from the subject of the photo, making it ideal for portraits and street photography. The image quality remains constant because there is no need to use the performance-reducing digital zoom on the smartphone.

  • Features
    ZEISS ExoLens - Aspheric optical design

    Aspheric optical design

    ExoLens with Optics by ZEISS

    The optics in a modern aspheric design are almost distortion-free, without chromatic aberration and deliver excellent contrast across the entire image field. The aspheric lens technology of the wide-angle and telephoto accessory lenses used to be reserved for high-quality SLR lenses. This ensures unique image quality unmatched by any other accessory lenses for smartphones.

    T* anti-reflective coating from ZEISS

    ExoLens with Optics by ZEISS

    All ZEISS lens element surfaces are equipped with a proven T*® anti-reflective coating which increases transmission, enabling brilliant images even in unfavorable light conditions. Very thin, transparent coatings are applied to the surfaces of the lens elements to make them anti-reflective. One by one, special substances are vaporized with very high energy in a high vacuum. These are then deposited on the glass surface in layers with precisely controlled thicknesses to achieve the desired reflection reduction. The first coatings were already being applied by ZEISS in the 1930s.

    ZEISS ExoLens - T* anti-reflective coating from ZEISS
    ZEISS ExoLens - ExoLens bracket

    ExoLens bracket

    ExoLens with Optics by ZEISS

    The tailor-made, smartphone-specific ExoLens® bracket made from precision-machined aluminum with soft interior liners ensures the perfect fit and protects your smartphone from scratches. The bracket also features an integrated standard tripod mount and a cold shoe mount for attaching additional components such as tripods or external light sources.

    ZEISS Mutar

    ExoLens with Optics by ZEISS

    The ExoLens® with Optics by ZEISS wide-angle and telephoto accessory lenses impress thanks to the modern ZEISS MutarTM lens design. These are converters specially tailored to smartphone optics. They change the field of view of the smartphone lens to the extremely wide-angle or telephoto range for distortion-free image rendition with very high contrast all the way into the corners of the image. A front converter does not affect the f-stop of the lens, leaving the speed of the smartphone lens unchanged.

    ZEISS ExoLens - ZEISS Mutar
    ZEISS ExoLens - An innovative product design

    An innovative product design

    ExoLens with Optics by ZEISS

    An innovative product design that ensures optimal ease-of-use and meets the highest aesthetic standards: even the lens hood, normally an accessory, is integrated seamlessly into the lens body and can be detached and attached the other way around for transportation. The high-quality and trustworthy workmanship of the accessory lens ensures reliable protection against dust and spray water.

  • Image Comparison

    ExoLens® with Optics by ZEISS: telephoto accessory lens on the iPhone®

    ExoLens® with Optics by ZEISS: telephoto accessory lens on the iPhone® 

    Only iPhone®

    Only iPhone®

  • Data
      Telephoto accessory lens
    Telephoto in combination with smartphone
    Available brackets for smartphones
      iPhone 1) 6, 6s, 6 Plus, 6sPlus
    Optical design
    ZEISS Mutar
    Field angle factor
    Lens elements/groups
    Front thread (vignetting possible when using accessories) M40.5 x 0.5  
    Diameter (without/with lens hood)
    44 mm/52 mm  
    Length (without/with lens hood)
    33.5 mm/46.5 mm
    Weight (without/with lens hood)
    91 g/98 g  
    Focal length
      56 mm 2)
    Focusing range
      0.36 m – ∞
    Image field (diag.) 2)
      42 °
    Coverage at close range (MOD) 2)
      ø 273 mm
    Magnification ratio at minimum object distance 2)   approx. 1:45

    1) iPhone® is a trademark of Apple Inc.
    2) Assuming the following optical parameters of the smartphone camera: full-frame format (36 x 24 mm) equivalent focal length f = 28 mm, sensor diagonal = 6 mm, minimum object distance MOD = 80 mm, magnification ration at minimum object distance approx. 1:17

  • Downloads
    Downloads: Brochure ZEISS ExoLens


    ExoLens with Optics by ZEISS
    Downloads: Datasheets ZEISS ExoLens

    Technical Datasheets

    ExoLens with Optics by ZEISS
  • Registration
    ZEISS Product Registration - ExoLens

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    Product Registration

    You can now register your ExoLens® with Optics by ZEISS and receive a one-year extended warranty.

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  • Find a Dealer

    ExoLens® with Optics by ZEISS is now available at selected camera stores. If you cannot find your country on this list, please click here.

    Downloads: Brochure ZEISS ExoLens

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    ExoLens with Optics by ZEISS

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ExoLens with Optics by ZEISS


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