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3 Great Mobile Phone Camera Lenses

Mobile Monday is a weekly CanvasPop blog series featuring reviews on some of the coolest mobile photography apps available. Check back on Mondays for a new review!

We’ve reviewed some pretty impressive mobile photography apps in the past on Mobile Monday — apps that allow you to edit, organize, and enhance your photos from the comfort of your phone. Mobile phones these days have so much more to offer than just great apps when it comes to photography! We wanted to explore what else was out there. Investing in a good detachable lens for your phone, may just be the thing you’re looking for to really step up your mobile photography game. Here are 3 of our favorites:

Transform your phone into a classic camera with this lens system brought to you by Gizmon. Not only is the case a nifty little add on for your iPhone, but it also boasts a shutter button, optical viewfinder, and conversion lens mount. Choose from a variety of lenses offered by the company, that you can easily clip on and off the case — including a cross screen filter, fisheye lens, CPL filter and more.

It’s no secret we’re huge fans of the Olloclip, just check out our Mobile Monday series on Instagram to see some of our shots with the versatile lens (these kinds of shots make for some great canvas prints!) The lens is a tiny 3-in-1 wonder that allows you to take some very cool fisheye, wide-angle, and macro shots with your iPhone. It is compatible with any iOS application that uses the rear facing camera on the iPhone 5, 4S, or 4. The lens retails for $69.99 and can be purchased directly through their site. You won’t regret the investment!

If sports and extreme photography is more your thing, we suggest checking out the Outride by Mophie. The case is extremely durable, and is both waterproof and impact-resistant. It will transform your iPhone into a sweet wide-angle action sports camera, and mounts to pretty much anything. Strap it to your handlebars, helmet, or even your kayak! It currently sells for $149.95 and is available for the iPhone 4S and 4.