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Turn Your iPhone Into a DSLR

on July 8, 2011 3:00 pm

I read a recent story over on SlashGear that iPhone is the most-used camera for pictures posted on Flickr right now.  After all, many people say that best camera is the one you have with you, and most people have a phone with them.  I saw an item for sale on Photojojo that will allow you to use your collection of Canon or Nikon lenses with your “best” camera.  However, unless you tend to always carry your expensive lenses with you, I’m not sure the iPhone SLR Mount is going to be anything more than a gimmick.  The system starts with an aluminum case with UV filter that’s going to give the back of your phone a bug-eyed look.  The case has loops at the end so you can attach a neck strap and a tripod mount.  When you need it, attach the lens adapter to the back of the case and you can attach any of your camera lenses.  Models are available for Canon or Nikon lenses.  The iPhone 4 system is $249;  iPhone 3 is $190.  (The quote under the above picture comes from the Photojojo site.)

Comments

  1. 1
    Elias Rangel says:

    Jeremy Salvador might bee the first to create a working prototype for a SLR Lens – iPhone adapter. This is adapter is not his design, but he gives a more technical explanation on how it might work, and the possible drawbacks http://iphonedslr.com/blog/archives/282fb

  2. 2
    jeff says:

    A gimmick for people with more money than photographic knowledge. Spend the $250 on a small pocket camera and you would get far better results.

  3. 3
    Jackie Cheng says:

    A $500+ dslr lens on a $250 mount being used with only a 5 megapixel iphone camera….FAIL. That’s just wrong in so many levels.
    I agree with Jeff. $250 can get you a pretty good point and shoot camera with higher megapixel.

  4. 4
    Donald says:

    Imagine hooking up your iPhone to one of these -

    EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM

    Estimated Retail Price: $6,599.00†

    Specifications

    Focal Length & Maximum Aperture 300mm 1:2.8
    Lens Construction 16 elements in 12 groups (Including drop-in rear filter, Fluorite: G2 and G4, UD Lens: None)
    Diagonal Angle of View 8° 15′
    Focus Adjustment Inner focusing system, with focusing cam
    Closest Focusing Distance 2.0m / 6.6ft.
    Filter Size 52mm Drop-in
    Max. Diameter x Length, Weight 5.0 x 9.8 in, 82.9 oz. / 128 x 248mm, 2350g

    or even one of these -

    a Canon 1200/5.6L USM for the first time. At 36lbs, 33″ long and 9″ wide at the front element

    DON

  5. 5
    nicky says:

    250 $to use bulky lenses on an iphone….. because iphone is something you have in your pocket……

    nonsense now has a price!

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