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Macro-Zoom - ExoLens® with Optics by ZEISS

Entering a new era of smartphone photography.

Along with the wide-angle and telephoto accessory lenses, the macro-zoom lens belongs to the ExoLens® with Optics by ZEISS product family. The optical design of the accessory lens is called Vario-ProxarTM and comes equipped with the trusted T*® anti-reflective coating from ZEISS. It also offers outstanding edge-to-edge contrast across the entire image field as well as virtually no distortion or chromatic aberration.

The macro-zoom lens with a focal length of 40 to 80 millimeters is the first and only smartphone accessory lens with a variable focal length setting. In combination with the optics of the smartphone camera, turning the ring does not increase or reduce the field of view. The ring functions much like a manual focus with which different planes can be set into focus. Depending on the setting, objects that are three to five centimeters away or five to eight centimeters away can be captured, enabling the full-frame razor-sharp capture of objects approximately three to twelve centimeters in size using the macro-zoom lens.

The supplied detachable semi-transparent diffuser can be used as a spacer. This ensures that the object is illuminated evenly and enables convenient focusing, even with a short object distance and a shallow depth of field.

  • Features
    ZEISS ExoLens - Variable focal length setting

    Variable focal length setting

    ExoLens with Optics by ZEISS

    The macro-zoom lens with a focal length of 40 to 80 millimeters is the first and only smartphone accessory lens with a variable focal length setting. In combination with the optics of the smartphone camera, turning the ring does not increase or reduce the field of view. Instead, the ring functions much like a manual focus with which different planes can be set into focus. If photographers want to shoot objects that are three to five centimeters away, they turn the ring to the right as far as it will go, and to the left for objects that are five to eight centimeters away. This enables the full-frame razor-sharp capture of objects approximately three to twelve centimeters in size using the macro-zoom lens.

    High-level optical performance for the close-up range

    ExoLens with Optics by ZEISS

    The macro-zoom lens is virtually distortion-free, without chromatic aberration and delivers excellent contrast across the entire image field. A unique image quality is achieved with a shallow depth of field in the close-up range which is unmatched by any other accessory lenses for smartphones.

    ZEISS ExoLens - High-level optical performance for the close-up range
    ZEISS ExoLens - T* anti-reflective coating from ZEISS

    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.

    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 ExoLens - ExoLens bracket
    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: the high-quality and trustworthy workmanship of the external design ensures secure protection against dust and spray water. The supplied detachable semi-transparent diffuser can be used as a spacer. This ensures that the object is illuminated evenly and enables convenient focusing, even with a short object distance and a shallow depth of field.

  • Image Comparison

    ExoLens® with Optics by ZEISS: macro-zoom on the iPhone®, maximum focusing distance

    ExoLens® with Optics by ZEISS: macro-zoom on the iPhone®, maximum focusing distance

    ExoLens® with Optics by ZEISS: macro-zoom on the iPhone®, minimum focusing distance

    ExoLens® with Optics by ZEISS: macro-zoom on the iPhone®, minimum focusing distance

  • Data
      Macro-zoom accessory lens Macro-zoom in combination with smartphone
    Available brackets for smartphones
      iPhone 1) 6, 6s, 6 Plus, 6sPlus
    Optical design
    ZEISS Vario-Proxar  
    Lens elements/groups
    3/2  
    Diameter (without/with lens hood)
    34 mm/39 mm
     
    Length (without/with lens hood)
    12.5 mm/23.2 mm
     
    Weight (without/with lens hood)
    41 g/48 g
     
    Focal length
    40 – 80 mm approx. 24 – 27 mm2)
    Focusing range
      30 – 78 mm
    Image field (diag.) 2)
      approx. 79° – 76°
    Coverage at close range (MOD) 2)
      ø 35.6 mm (near)
    ø 111.3 mm (far)
    Magnification ratio at minimum object distance 2)   approx. 1:6 (near)
    approx. 1:18 (far)

    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

    Brochure

    ExoLens with Optics by ZEISS
    Downloads: Datasheets ZEISS ExoLens

    Technical Datasheets

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

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