How to Shoot Photo/Video using Telephoto Lens on iPhone 7 Plus

With iPhone 7 Plus in your hand, you can take awesome photos using the telephoto lens. Some third-party camera apps can also let you swap lens on your phablet.

Though iPhone had always the best camera, the smartphone has entered an altogether different league with the arrival of iPhone 7 Plus. Suddenly, the dual camera of the phablet has become the envy of one and all.

With the 10x digital zoom, Portrait Mode and the telephoto lens, you have all the needed options to capture amazing photos. Having already given a try to 10x digital zoom and Portrait Mode, we have now set our eyes on a telephoto lens.

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How to Take Photo/Video using Telephoto Lens on iPhone 7 Plus

iPhone 7 Plus is capable of snapping pics at 2x magnification with the 56mm equivalent lens. Let’s find out how it works!

How to Shoot Photos and Videos with Telephoto Lens on iPhone 7 Plus

  • When you shoot in brightly-lit areas in 2x mode, the Camera app will be able to select the 56mm equivalent by default.
  • However, when you shoot in low-lit areas, the Camera app will switch to the digitally-zoomed wide-angle shot by default.
  • If your smartphone has iOS 10.1 installed, you can use Portrait Mode, which is equipped to capture shots in telephotos lens.

Step #1. Launch Camera app on your iPhone 7 Plus.

Step #2. Next, tap on the 1x button at the bottom in order switch to 2x mode.

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Photos and Videos with Telephoto Lens on iPhone 7 Plus

Step #3. Now, it’s time to frame perfectly and take the fantastic pic.

How to Take Photos with Telephotos Lens in Third Party Apps on iPhone 7 Plus

There are several third party manual camera apps which allow you to take photos with telephotos lens. Manual ($3.99) is one of our favorite camera apps, which lets you swap lens with ease.

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Step #1. Launch Manual app on your iPhone.

Step #2. Now, you have to tap on 1x at the top center to switch to 2x mode.

How to Take Photos with Telephotos Lens in Third Party Apps on iPhone 7 Plus

Step #3. Next, frame perfectly and capture a fabulous shot.

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That’s all!

All those iPhone users (iPhone 5s, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPhone SE and iPhone 7) who wish to put their hands on the Portrait Mode should give FabFocus camera app a try to add DSLR-like depth of field with blur effect to their photos.

And just in case, you wish to capture raw photos on your iPhone or iPad, check out this complete guide.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.
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