Lens and filter maker, Schneider Optics, announced its popular add-on lens system for the iPhone is available for the iPhone 5. The system now offers a larger family of lenses, including a new Macro and Super Wide. The iPro Lens System is built to enable professional quality photographic and video imagery with the iPhone by adding the benefits of interchangeable Macro, Wide Angle, Super Wide, Fisheye and Telephoto lenses to capture more in every shot. The iPro Lens System’s professional optics are simple to use and handle, and the integral, self-storing black case doubles as a handle. A bayonet mount securely fastens the lenses to the custom iPhone case.
Due to the iPhone 5 design, the Schneider team engineered a new outer case. With a slide-on design, the two-piece system offers easy installation and removal.
Because the iPhone 5 camera provides increased resolution, a better lens and improved sensor, Schneider engineered a new family of lenses: the Series 2. This includes a new Fisheye, offering 180 degrees of view with a larger image circle and sharper images. With a 150° increase in width, the Super Wide doubles the field of view of the iPhone’s built-in lens. The Wide Angle offers edge-to-edge sharpness. The new Macro may be used for detailed close-ups of stamps, coins, jewelry and flowers. And the 2X Tele lens was designed from the ground up in anticipation of the higher resolution iPhone 5’s camera.
Those who already own the original iPro lens series for the iPhone 4 and 4S will now be able to use their existing lenses on the iPhone 5 by upgrading to the new iPro 5 Series 1 case. The two-section case features a bayonet mount to accept both the original iPro optics and the new Series 2 lenses as well.