iPhone SLR Mount :-)

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Paul Furman, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. Paul Furman

    Paul Furman Guest


    Might be a fun idea if it wasn't $250 :-(
    Ultimately pretty dang silly though I suppose it lets you email pics
    easier than an SLR.

    The web page has sample pics and says click here for huge samples but
    they are only 640x480... I wonder why? <g>
    Paul Furman, Jul 7, 2011
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    Alan Browne Guest

    The article tagline "Turn your iPhone into a DSLR using real SLR
    lenses." sure is misleading...

    I can't imagine how awkward that must be to focus or zoom.

    Comment on the DL photos you refer to: the shots of the product
    (iphone/adaptor/lens) are 6 Mpix (3000x2000) but the sample shots are as
    you say ( a mere 240 kpix) - and look pretty crappy. Imagine if they
    were larger...
    Alan Browne, Jul 8, 2011
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    John A. Guest

    A micro-SD to SD adapter would do that job just fine for me, and allow
    me to use the lenses' autofocus, etc.

    Makes you wonder who the target market is. People with old SLR kit who
    have iphones but somewhat insufficient budget and/or desire to buy a
    digital body?
    Nice that it has a grip of sorts on it. I imagine the thing has to
    have some strength & rigidity to it lest your phone get torqued.
    John A., Jul 8, 2011
  4. Paul Furman

    Paul Furman Guest

    People with a fancy SLR kit, iphone and $250 to burn :)

    It would let you get shallow DOF effects on your phone but if you really
    wanted telephoto or wide angle, this is not the way to do that. Much
    smaller adapters would work a lot better and be a lot smaller:

    You could just hold a 50mm lens right up to the back of your phone and
    get super-tele if it was possible to remove the lens on the phone. I've
    done that with a web cam :)

    Yeah, if you have an old 50/1.8, you could get some cool looking stuff
    and there probably wouldn't be any other way to get comparable shallow
    DOF. Hmm, actually, I wonder, it's probably a relay lens but could
    possibly be a macro adapter pointed at a ground glass focus screen;
    essentially the same as poking your phone up to the viewfinder in your SLR?

    Hmm, yep, that's what it is, a ground glass holder and closeup lens:

    Actually the image quality isn't as awful as I thought. There are 720p
    video samples on the turtleback link above and yes the corners have
    nasty CA and softness but for the DOF effect, it's, well sort of the
    only option. The problem is dust. You will notice big dust clumps in the
    video. They make DOF adapters for video cameras which have a spinning
    piece of ground glass to avoid seeing the texture of the ground glass,
    and dust. This isn't that advanced. Those are quite expensive, like $1500.
    Paul Furman, Jul 8, 2011
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