iPhone 4 8X Zoom Lens Coming from RCP-Technik
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.
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.
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
04/17/2011 at 1:14 am
One would think that balance would be a problem, at least without the tripod.
04/18/2011 at 5:51 am
I’ve been using this one: https://photojojo.com/store/awesomeness/iphone-telephoto-lens/ it really is surprisingly effective. The fish eye lens on photojojo rocks too.
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.
08/02/2011 at 7:54 am
Lens zoom for Ifone 4.
Antonio de Leon
08/04/2011 at 8:57 am
*i meant $30 at snapwithus.com