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iPhone 4 8X Zoom Lens Coming from RCP-Technik

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RCP-Technik is releasing a zoom lens for the iPhone 4. The Rollei telephoto zoom lens (site in German) mounts onto the back of the iPhone using a clasp system that grabs the phone. The lens only has manual focus, but with the large view screen it will be easier to get shots in focus so long as you are not using it in direct sunlight. Even then it might be easier to manually focus than a small digital camera screen.

rollei iphone 4 zoom lens

The lens has an impressive F1.1 aperture rating. At 8X, it is the equivalent of a 280mm zoom lens.

The lens will come with the included mount, a tabletop tripod and a hard case. It will cost €34.95 and will be available later this month. That is about $50 US.

rollei zoom lens

We searched around to see if any sample images were available, but couldn’t find any. If anyone comes across some, let us know. We hope this will show up here in the US. Bet the Hollywood Paparazzi is hoping it will too.

There are a few photographic gadgets for the iPhone 4. One of our favorites is a multi-purpose tripod mount called The Glif which can be attached to the phone and has a threaded tripod mount. It also acts as a stand for the iPhone.

Source: DP Review

Translation of release from RCP-Teknick

Kevin loves notebooks, tablets, gadgets and photography. He grew up with computers starting out on a Vic 20 and Commodore 64. The first computer he owned himself was an 8086 Compaq Deskpro. His foray into tablet computing began when he bought a Samsung Q1 Ultra. The smartphone market opened up for him with his Palm Treo 600.

5 Comments

  1. Cuhulin

    04/17/2011 at 1:14 am

    One would think that balance would be a problem, at least without the tripod.

  2. Anonymous

    04/18/2011 at 5:51 am

    I’ve been using this one: http://photojojo.com/store/awesomeness/iphone-telephoto-lens/ it really is surprisingly effective. The fish eye lens on photojojo rocks too.

  3. Antonio de Leon

    07/28/2011 at 2:34 am

    they sell that for $25 at snapwithus.myshopify.com. I just picked one up. it’s the same exact one.

  4. Sipchhun Klauth

    08/02/2011 at 7:54 am

    Lens zoom for Ifone 4.

  5. Antonio de Leon

    08/04/2011 at 8:57 am

    *i meant $30 at snapwithus.com

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