In one of the cooler announcements for CES 2016, Zeiss is getting into the mobile phone lens game with a brand new suite of lenses that they’re making for the iPhone. The first three lenses are a wide angle, telephoto and macro–and the macro lens will feature a zoom function. They’ll attach to the phone using a bracket that has a 1/4″-20 mount and a cold shoe for mounting accessories.
These lenses are being developed with ExoLens–and all the optics are going to have the T* anti reflective coating from Zeiss and therefore greatly improve what can be done with the phone. Not much information is available otherwise.
When they launch, they’ll be available late Q2 of 2016.