Limelens

Interchangeable Smartphone Lens Set

Smart Lens

Phone cameras are powerful, but they have their limitations. This smartphone lens set gives you more chances to take stunning photos.

The two tiny-but-robust lenses can be attached to 60 types of devices in seconds—tablets included. The first is a 2-in-1 lens offering both a wide angle and macro lens, while the second is a
fisheye lens.

Expand your shot with a subtle 0.67x wide-angle lens, letting you fit more in your frame while maintaining the integrity of your photos. This is a lens perfect for creating portraits with just the right amount of breathing room.

Zoom in ten times as close with the macro lens and get the fine details you couldn’t with your phone alone—the subtle hues of an eye, tiny insects, or the delicate bristles on a flower stem.

You can also amplify your view up to 190-degrees with the fish eye lens. Capture the majesty of landscapes and larger scenes.

Maker Tyler Bodmann grew up surrounded by picturesque scenery in Cape Town, South Africa. This prompted him to create DSLR-quality lenses that could be attached to almost any phone.

The set comes in a durable case you can carry in a pocket. Or keep a lens fixed on your phone so you never miss the perfect photo opp.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Tyler
    Tyler

    Hey there guys and girls! Thanks so much for taking the time to see our product. I'd like to introduce you to our labour of love: Limelens Smartphone Lenses. I'll be here to answer any questions you may have, chat soon!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/28/2016 9:46 AM

    Hi everyone, to get ahead of any compatibility questions....

    Here is a list of all phones Limelens is compatible with.

    And here is a list of all cases Limelens is compatible with.

  • Tyler
    Tyler – Special Guest
    10/28/2016 10:06 AM

    @Mike Thank you for adding in the Compatibility List! We are also now compatible with the iPhone 7 and the iPad Pro 9.7" :) testing was done this morning in Cape Town and the results were great with both!

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie
    10/28/2016 10:42 AM

    @Tyler

    Will this lens also work on the iPhone 7+? Thank you

  • Tyler
    Tyler – Special Guest
    10/28/2016 10:53 AM

    @Bonnie unfortunately we are not compatible with the iPhone 7+. We are currently working on a new fully universal attachment, which we will release sometime next year though. Please let me know if you have a case on your iPhone 7+ and if so, which case, as this may change things.

  • Richard
    Richard
    10/28/2016 1:38 PM

    @Tyler I have an iPhone 7 Plus with an Otterbox Defender series case.

  • Tyler
    Tyler – Special Guest
    10/28/2016 2:40 PM

    @Richard I'm sorry I missed this message. No, unfortunately your case is much too thick for any smartphone lens to work with. I do understand as integrity of the phone is so important, especially a brand new iPhone 7 Plus!

  • Michael
    Michael
    10/28/2016 10:14 AM

    I've tried something like this in the past - I think the lenses were fine, but acceptable repeatability in terms of getting the lens exactly aligned to the camera lens was lacking. Does your product take care of that issue? Also, what issues should we consider with phone cases? Does it work with a typical phone case, or must the phone be bare?

  • Tyler
    Tyler – Special Guest
    10/28/2016 10:27 AM

    @Michael that's a great question and on a similar thought pattern to what probed us into creating Limelens. The Limeclip (attachment) is attached with an alignment tool the first time and then adheres permanently to either your smartphone or phone case, meaning that your lens will be correctly lined up every time you twist it in. With regards to phone cases, as long as they aren't thick and bulky, you can attach the Limelens to the back of the case as welll. The incompatibility with thick cases such as the Otter Box is that the lens should be as close to the smartphone camera as possible in order to maintain clarity. We have also found that rubber cases or other flexible cases allow for you to adhere the Limeclip to the smartphone itself and to then fit the phone case over the Limeclip!

  • Seth
    Seth
    10/28/2016 10:37 AM

    Are the lenses compatible with the exovault cases for iPhones?

  • Tyler
    Tyler – Special Guest
    10/28/2016 10:41 AM

    @Seth What iPhone do you have in particular?

  • Tyler
    Tyler – Special Guest
    10/28/2016 10:50 AM

    I ask because we are compatible with most of the Exovault cases due to their slim profile. However I would like to see the exact case to be certain you will be happy with the compatibility. Let me know :)

  • Melanie
    Melanie
    10/28/2016 10:40 AM

    I'm super excited about these! My question is whether I can purchase a second Limeclip separately. That way, both my husband's phone and mine are able to use the lenses. Otherwise, inevitably the person without the clip will suddenly have need to take the photo, LOL! Thanks!

  • Tyler
    Tyler – Special Guest
    10/28/2016 10:44 AM

    @Melanie hahaha that's an awesome question! Yes, this is something that we can most definitely arrange. What phones do you and your husband have? I ask because each set comes with 3 Limeclips which fit different smartphones and make up the large compatibility range. I will chat with the Grommet and see how we can make this happen. But we will make this happen haha.

  • Melanie
    Melanie
    10/28/2016 10:54 AM

    @Tyler we both have the iPhone 6s. Thanks for looking into this! I'm curious... in a year or so when we upgrade our phones, will you be continuing to come out with clips to fit whatever new models Apple or Samsung develop? Just curious if these lenses will become 'obsolete' in the near future because of new phones.

  • Tyler
    Tyler – Special Guest
    10/28/2016 11:21 AM

    @Melanie while we cannot predict the phone models that will be released in the near future, we are here to stay and will be continuing to make clips for the widest range of smartphones on the market. We are however working on a truly universal attachment that we hope to release towards the end of next year. Our plan is to continue with the current attachment method and add further products to our arsenal, rather than replacing old attachment methods with new attachment methods completely. Another thing to note though is that smartphone cameras are expected to change their optics as time goes on. The iPhones of the future may very well increase their field of view (how much the camera can capture) beyond the capability of our current lenses and in that case we would need to have created newer lenses to adjust for this.

  • Tyler
    Tyler – Special Guest
    10/28/2016 11:24 AM

    I am waiting to hear back from our US team regarding these extra Limeclips. Will post here as soon as I have an answer for you!

  • Melanie
    Melanie
    10/28/2016 11:51 AM

    @Tyler excellent! My finger is poised over the 'buy' button waiting to hear. ;)

  • Tyler
    Tyler – Special Guest
    10/28/2016 12:04 PM

    @Melanie we will be adding an extra set of limeclips to your Limelens Set free of charge!!

  • Tyler
    Tyler – Special Guest
    10/28/2016 12:05 PM

    My apologies for the wait! Thank you for the support!

  • Melanie
    Melanie
    10/28/2016 12:38 PM

    @Tyler wow. Above and beyond! Will Grommet just recognize my name on the order? Placing it now! very excited.

  • Tyler
    Tyler – Special Guest
    10/28/2016 12:48 PM

    @Melanie Yip that's correct! Could you email [email protected] with your full name just to make super sure though? I'd rather that than you providing it here on a chat room :)

  • Melanie
    Melanie
    10/28/2016 1:00 PM

    @Tyler done!

    all the best.

    m

  • Anna
    Anna
    10/28/2016 10:59 AM

    Tyler, I have a LG Rebel LTE Tracfone, would Limelens work with this phone?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/28/2016 11:17 AM

    Hi Anna, check out the list of compatible phones at the top of the comment board.

  • Tyler
    Tyler – Special Guest
    10/28/2016 11:34 AM

    @Mike my apologies, the LG Rebel LTE Tracfone is not on our list as it was not made available in South Africa. After looking it up now, I absolutely believe we are compatible with this Smartphone. We will update our compatibility list to include this too.

  • Denise
    Denise
    10/28/2016 11:04 AM

    Will these lenses work with Android 4G devices?

  • Tyler
    Tyler – Special Guest
    10/28/2016 11:25 AM

    @Denise do you have a specific model in mind?

  • Katy
    Katy
    10/28/2016 11:13 AM

    Hi Tyler, What a great way to take better pictures than ever before! Great work! I was wondering will this world on an Amazon Kindle Tablet?

    Thanks a lot,Katy

  • Tyler
    Tyler – Special Guest
    10/28/2016 11:26 AM

    @Katy this is not something we had even considered. Our lenses would absolutely work with the Amazon Kindle Tablet! We shall add it to our compatibility list :) Thanks for the great question!

  • Nanette
    Nanette
    10/28/2016 11:14 AM

    What types of phones will this work with?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/28/2016 11:17 AM

    Hi Nanette, a complete list of compatible phones can be found at the top of the comment board.

  • Dale
    Dale
    10/28/2016 12:09 PM

    @Mike Thanks so much Mike. I do have a case, but it's just a knock off. I'll go back to my records and check what it is exactly and get back to you. I do agree this phone's camera is amazing, but I would certainly love the ability to take the close ups that your limelens allows!

  • Tyler
    Tyler – Special Guest
    10/28/2016 12:15 PM

    @Dale rather than going through the mission of finding what exact case you have, maybe take a picture of the case and send it through to [email protected] I'll check it out and let you know asap!

  • Dale
    Dale
    10/28/2016 11:18 AM

    I was checking the compatibility list. Of course, my Samsung Galaxy S6 is not listed. Why would you go from the S5 to the S7? Curious, as I was ready to purchase.

  • Tyler
    Tyler – Special Guest
    10/28/2016 11:30 AM

    @Dale this is something we are asked a lot, not surprisingly as the Samsung S6 has such an impressive camera. The S6 came out with a camera that was unprecedented in terms of how far it protrudes from the phone, so much in fact that the S7 camera went back to being quite flush in comparison. We do not list the S6 as the Limeclip does not fit snugly without the use of a smartphone case. If you do however have a smartphone case then this is a different story and you could attach the Limeclip to the back of the phone case instead. Please let me know if you do have a smartphone case and if so, which type, so that I can personally check the compatibility for you.

  • Bill
    Bill
    10/28/2016 11:36 AM

    @Tyler I guess you'll get no end of compatibility questions so here's another...my new Google Pixel XL?

  • Tyler
    Tyler – Special Guest
    10/28/2016 11:42 AM

    @Bill I can't tell you how jealous I am of you. That's probably the best Smartphone Camera on the market. We have not yet been able to test our Limeclips with the Google Pixel XL, however from the pictures, it certainly seems like there is plenty of space for attachment. I will 100% take the fall if by some travesty, we aren't compatible with your phone.

  • Liz
    Liz
    10/28/2016 11:26 AM

    Hi Tyler. Can this lens be used with an iphone 6s that's in a slim otter box?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/28/2016 11:38 AM

    Hi Liz, you can check your phone's and case's compatibility at the top of the comment board.

  • Tyler
    Tyler – Special Guest
    10/28/2016 11:45 AM

    @Liz, unfortunately even the slim otter box case is far too thick to allow for our lenses to get close enough to the camera for the clarity your iPhone 6s deserves.

  • Nadine
    Nadine
    10/28/2016 11:30 AM

    I have iPhone 5s. Wit an otter box case.

    Will I be able to use the lens with the case on?

    Nadine

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/28/2016 11:39 AM

    Hi Nadine, you can check with the phone and case compatibility lists at the top of the comment board.

  • Tyler
    Tyler – Special Guest
    10/28/2016 11:46 AM

    @Nadine, unfortunately we do not work with the Otter Box cases. My apologies!

  • Theresa
    Theresa
    10/28/2016 12:24 PM

    @Tyler I too have the 5s with an otterbox case so am a little sad this wonderful technology won't work for me.

  • Tyler
    Tyler – Special Guest
    10/28/2016 12:31 PM

    @Theresa I am more sad than you are :( unfortunately, no smartphone lenses on the market can deal with the thickness of the Otterbox cases... Perhaps one day we shall meet again!

  • HeathCliff
    HeathCliff
    10/28/2016 11:33 AM

    I notice the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is listed, but not the 3. Aren't they exactly the same body/ size?

  • Tyler
    Tyler – Special Guest
    10/28/2016 11:48 AM

    @HeathCliff the main body is the same, however the camera protrudes in such a way that it is not possible for our Limeclip attachment to surround the camera. If you have a smartphone case then this may be a different story. Let me know if you do and I will check the case online to see whether we could work.

  • LINDY
    LINDY
    10/28/2016 11:35 AM

    For protection of my iPhone 6 as well as for convenience, I use an Incipio stash back case. Is the mount for the lenses compatible with this case, or, like the Otterbox cases, is it too thick? Thanks!

  • Tyler
    Tyler – Special Guest
    10/28/2016 11:50 AM

    @LINDY yes I'm sorry to say that the Incipio Case makes it impossible for our lenses to get anywhere near your smartphone camera. Due to the irregular shape of the Incipio Case, our mount would also not be compatible. Thank you for your question!

  • Judi
    Judi
    10/28/2016 11:40 AM

    I have a Motorola Droid Turbo 2. Will you be making this available for Motorola Droids? The camera is centered on the phone, with the flash below it.

    Thanks,

    Judi

  • Tyler
    Tyler – Special Guest
    10/28/2016 11:56 AM

    @Judi we do not fit the Motorola Droid Turbo 2. Unfortunately this is the situation with the majority of Motorola's since the middle camera/flash/button platform is slightly raised and does not sit flush on the back of the smartphone.

  • Robert
    Robert
    10/28/2016 11:41 AM

    Tyler,

    I have a Droid Turbo.5.1

    I do not use a case but am concerned about mounting to the back of the phone as it has a textured back to and is slightly curved where the mount would go. Please confirm if it will mount adequately to this phone before i buy.

    Thanks

    Bob

  • Tyler
    Tyler – Special Guest
    10/28/2016 11:59 AM

    @Bob thanks for your question. Although the phone does have a slight curve and textured back, as long as the Limeclip is positioned vertically beneath the camera, we will be compatible. I shall add this to our compatibility list!

  • Margie
    Margie
    10/28/2016 11:46 AM

    I have checked your list of compatible phones but still want to ask if this lens is compatible with the iPhone 5c or the Nexus 5. Look forward to your answer!

    Thanks! Margie

  • Tyler
    Tyler – Special Guest
    10/28/2016 12:01 PM

    @Margie we do not fit either of those phones, very sorry to say so! The iPhone 5c camera is too close to the corner of the phone and the Nexus 5 is curved at the top, both making it impossible for our Limeclip to adhere properly and flush to either smartphones :(

  • Nora
    Nora
    10/28/2016 11:56 AM

    A friend tried to attach a lens enhancing product to my phone. Had to take off my case and even then it did not attach well. Your product is more expensive, but will it easily attach...and I don't mind taking off the case if so.

  • Tyler
    Tyler – Special Guest
    10/28/2016 12:06 PM

    @Nora I do understand this frustration. Could you provide me with more detail as to what phone and case you currently use?

  • Terri
    Terri
    10/28/2016 11:59 AM

    Since you say the limeclip attaches permanently to the smartphone, would I be able to get another clip, separately, to use with the lens when I upgrade my phone?

    Thanks!

  • Tyler
    Tyler – Special Guest
    10/28/2016 12:13 PM

    @Terri We do offer separate limeclips. If you do ever need extra limeclips please email: [email protected] and we will gladly help you out.

    Thanks

  • Gregg
    Gregg
    10/28/2016 12:13 PM

    If this was asked, I apologize for the repeat. I am doing this during a meeting, so I can't go back and read the entire page.

    How does your lens work with the category 2 camera cases? Is the lens positioned right next to the camera lens? If the clip is attached to the case, raising it off of the camera, how does it hold the lens in place correctly?

  • Tyler
    Tyler – Special Guest
    10/28/2016 12:23 PM

    @Gregg I hope the meeting is going well! I don't understand what you mean by category 2 camera cases? The Limeclip adheres to the back of the smartphone case so as long as the case isn't too thick, the camera will still be in close enough proximity to the lens to allow for a clear picture. The Limeclip is placed correctly the first time using an alignment disk and then sticks to the smartphone or smartphone case permanently. The Limelens would then be rotated into the Limeclip and is held due to increasing pressure from a camber on the inlaid groove of the Limeclip. Sorry for the essay!

  • Gregg
    Gregg
    10/28/2016 1:56 PM

    @Tyler At the top of this page is a link to a document listing compatible cases. They are organized as category 1 (clip attached to phone) and category 2 (clip attaches to the case).

    I've also seen it described that the lens is best placed right against the camera lens. Since category 2 phone cases attach the clip to the case, does this mean that the lens will NOT sit right against the camera lens, and instead hover over the camera lens by the thickness of the case? Or is the clip designed such that the lens can rest against the camera lens and the clip grabs the lens at that point and holds it in place.

    If the lens hovers away from the camera lens, what impact does that have to the quality of the picture?

  • Tyler
    Tyler – Special Guest
    10/28/2016 2:45 PM

    @Gregg it all depends on the specific phone as all smartphone cameras have a different field of view (area that the camera can capture), as long as a relatively thin case is used (1.5mm) there won't be a drop in quality. The Limeclips were designed to be used directly on the smartphone but due to most smartphone camera's having a relatively low field of view, it is possible for the lens to not be directly on top of the camera and to still maintain good focus and no vignetting on the edges. This is why we do not advocate use of Otterboxes, Lifecases, etc...

  • Danielle
    Danielle
    10/28/2016 12:27 PM

    I saw the previous comments about the Galaxy s6. Do you happen to know what cases are already compatible with it?

    I'm trying to prepare this as a gift.

  • Tyler
    Tyler – Special Guest
    10/28/2016 12:37 PM

    @Danielle this is a tough question as there is a limitless range of cases on the market. However, if you have an idea of what the case looks like I could try help you?

  • Tyler
    Tyler – Special Guest
    10/28/2016 12:40 PM

    Do you know the name of the case by any chance? There is a high chance of compatibility as long as there isn't a large gap around the camera on the smartphone case, since the Limeclip needs to be "surrounding" the S6 camera for correct alignment.

  • Susan
    Susan
    10/28/2016 12:57 PM

    I have a Clamcase for my iPad mini 3. Will your device work with it?

  • Tyler
    Tyler – Special Guest
    10/28/2016 1:00 PM

    @Susan Yes we work with the Clamcase!

  • Elina
    Elina
    10/28/2016 12:58 PM

    Hi, how about compatibility with BlackBerry Passport and BlackBerry Priv? We still exist, and these are cool smartphones with physical keyboards!

    Thanks,

    Elina

  • Tyler
    Tyler – Special Guest
    10/28/2016 1:08 PM

    @Elina Unfortunately we do not fit those Blackberry models, as much as we would like to. We are going to make sure that our next attachment design will have a special space in it's heart for the 'physical keyboard' smartphones into account :)

  • Tyler
    Tyler – Special Guest
    10/28/2016 1:09 PM

    @Elina Do you use a case with either of these devices?

  • Elina
    Elina
    10/28/2016 2:52 PM

    @Tyler Hi Tyler, thanks for your response. I don't have cases for either.

  • Linda
    Linda
    10/28/2016 1:15 PM

    Hi Tyler,

    Can you tell me if this device will fit a 6SE?

    Thanks

    Linda

  • Tyler
    Tyler – Special Guest
    10/28/2016 1:23 PM

    @Linda Yes we do fit that :) It is listed on our compatibility list under iPhone SE.

    Thanks

  • Beverly
    Beverly
    10/28/2016 1:34 PM

    can it work on a Samsung

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/28/2016 1:35 PM

    It'll depend, Beverly. Check out the compatibility list at the top of the comment board to know for sure.

  • Sarah
    Sarah
    10/28/2016 1:48 PM

    Hi Tyler, and welcome! What a great product! I love photography but don't always want to lug around a DSLR - great way to get a better angle for quick phone pictures! I don't see my case listed on the compatible list so here's my question: What is the case thickness (measurement) range that the Limelens is compatible with? I currently have a Caseology case on my iPhone 6s. Thank you!

  • Tyler
    Tyler – Special Guest
    10/28/2016 1:58 PM

    @Sarah thank you for the warm welcome! I share your sentiments exactly, phones are most certainly the future of spontaneous photography... The case thickness is limited to about 1.5mm. Which Caseology case do you have exactly, I have had a look at their website and see that there is quite a large range, with many of the cases having a beveled/raised edge near the camera, creating an issue for our Limeclip to sit flush on the back of the case. Thanks for the great question!

  • Van
    Van
    10/28/2016 2:18 PM

    Hi! Great concept. I love(d) dslrs, but it just doesn't meet my ever-growing need for compactness and speed. I always have my phone on me. Apple continues to improved the quality of their camera and there are powerful apps that allow me to create beautiful pictures to get them on social media quickly. But it's true, there are limitations. I'm excited about the potential of a lens attachment for my iphone for even better quality. With that said... I currently have an iphone 6 and use a Rokform case (it's the only brand I will ever use). Will your lens attachment work for me? I will upgrade to a 7 soon.

    Many Thanks! -Van

  • Tyler
    Tyler – Special Guest
    10/28/2016 2:35 PM

    @Van I couldn't agree more, iPhones especially are leading the way with their innovation in Smartphone Photography. I'm sorry to say that the Rokform case, although it is incredibly durable and looks badass, is not compatible with our lenses. With any camera it is important for the lens to be as close as possible to maintain optimum clarity. With the iPhones having a great field of view, the Rokform case wouldn't allow the lenses to be close enough for the full frame to be in view and you would see the back of the lens. We are working on a killer attachment for release sometime next year that may work with your case. Please let me know if you'd like to be contacted when we release our next attachment and set of lenses :) you can give me your email address and I'll add you onto a list, we won't spam you I promise haha

  • Ester
    Ester
    10/28/2016 2:21 PM

    Will you ever have this available for our Droids?

  • Tyler
    Tyler – Special Guest
    10/28/2016 2:36 PM

    @Ester do you have a specific Droid in mind? And do you have a case for your droid? There is a high chance of us being compatible if you do :)

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