Lenses - M-Series vs O-Series lenses?
What is the difference between M-Series and O-Series Lenses?
At a high level, the M-Series lenses are our latest lenses. They were created at the beginning of 2017 and are compatible with iPhone, Pixel, Galaxy, and One Plus phones. The O-Series was created in 2014 and still supports older iPhones. Please note if you buy one series they are NOT cross compatible so you will need new lenses and a new case or mounting late (O-Series only for plates).
The M-Series lenses (aka New Lenses or v2) include our latest mounting interface. This interface is larger in size because in 2017 camera phones moved to larger lenses with larger apertures. This made our O-Series lenses not compatible so we redesigned our interface and lenses. With this change we were able to strengthen the interface, make it more durable, and easier to use. Shop our M-Series Lenses start at $99.99.
- iPhones: iPhone 6/6s, 6/6s Plus, 7/8, 7/8 Plus, X, XR, XS, XS Max
- Pixel: Pixel, XL, 2, 2 XL, 3, 3 XL
- Samsung Galaxy: Note 8, Note 9, S8 / S8+, S9 / S9+
- OnePlus: 6, 6t (coming soon)
The O-Series lenses (aka Original Lenses) were made in 2014 to support original iPhones. We stopped making and supporting this interface at the end of 2017 because with iPhone 7 the camera phone makers dramatically changed the hardware they were using in camera phones. It made our original lenses not compatible without redesigning everything. So that's what we had to do. Our O-Series lenses work great on older iPhones. They can be mounted with either a O-Series Mounting Plate or our O-Series Case (iPhone 6/6+ only). Shop our O-Series Lenses are now priced at $49.99.
- iPhones: iPhone 4/4s, 5/5s/se, 6/6s, 6/6s Plus, 7/8
Which series is right for me?
If you don't plan to upgrade for awhile then the O-Series is an affordable set of gear to purchase. If you do plan to upgrade to iPhone 7 or newer then we suggest buying the M-Series gear so it's compatible for more phone upgrade cycles.
Will you update the lenses again?
If it's up to us, we'll never change the existing lenses... We'd much rather make new products than completely redo all of the work we've already done. But it's not up to us, unfortunately. The phone companies change components/sizes/designs sometimes, making older versions of our gear not work well anymore. But we're committed to making you gear that does work and lasts through device iterations. We also over our upgrade guarantee which you can read more about here.
So long story short, as long as they don't change the sensor size again anytime soon, you're good!