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iPhone Wide Angle Lens Accessory

iPhone Wide Angle Lens Accessory

iPhone Wide Angle Lens (Images courtesy USBfever.com)
By Andrew Liszewski

If you’ve already added this ridiculous zoom lens to your iPhone photography kit, you might as well go ahead and add this wide angle lens as well. While my concerns with the iPhone’s camera are more related to its crappiness than its field of view, if you’ve come to rely on it for random celebrity snaps or unexpected blackmail moments, this could make it a bit more useful. It’s easily attached or removed thanks to a clear plastic ‘cap’ that sits on top of the phone and positions the lens directly over the standard one. Just don’t expect to be able to use any of the iPhone cases on the market while this lens is attached.

You can get one from from USBfever.com for just $11.99, though it won’t ship until sometime around February 29.

[ iPhone Wide Angle Lens ] VIA [ The Red Ferret Journal ]







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  • Anonymous

    doesn’t look that wide ange. If it was a fisheye at that price I would buy it, even though the pictures from my iphone are terrible in the first place.

  • http://blog.theavclub.tv andy cochrane

    andrew, i have to disagree with you on one point (it is your opinion i know, but mine differs and i hope to dissuade you): the iphone camera is great. hear me out!

    yes, it has a terrible rolling shutter and is AWFUL in low light and has a stupid long delay between pushing the button and actually taking a picture and the lens is right where you end up wanting to put your hand… but it is a cameraphone, not a camera. the crappy pictures it takes are fantastic, in their own little way. i joined a site called digitalomo as a contributor because of the iphone, i mean look at them the way that site does:

    “The essence of Lomography lies in taking your camera with you everywhere and sporadically documenting life without a great deal of deliberation or planning. Digital Lomography retains these core values, but uses cell phone cameras as opposed to traditional ones. This adds the advantage of quick-turnaround, and makes use of the fact that many of us regularly carry around a camera-equipped cell-phone.”

    I posit to you sir that the iphone camera’s suckery is an aesthetic which can be pleasing. the end. also i would love to try this lens out but i would prefer the zoom one- the iphone’s lens is already too much on the wide angle end of the spectrum.

  • Alex

    Lomographs (old soviet camera’s, and newer versions) or throw away cameras cost like 8 dollars or something, don’t the?. ( don’t live in america ) Surely thats way better than the 700 $ or whatever the stupidly high price of iphone is? There are phones out the way cheaper and way better than iphone, especially when it comes to camera quality. I am sure they present wonderful lomographics pictures too.

  • Andrew Liszewski

    Andy, I can’t argue with you there. If you’re looking for a unique aesthetic of random everyday shots then sure, the iPhone has its own appeal. I have a few photographer friends who love shooting with the various Lomos for just that reason, and at one point I even followed a photography site that was dedicated to the GameBoy camera add-on.

    But one of the reasons I love the iPhone is it serves as an all-in-one device for me. Phone, music and in a pinch, a camera. Unfortunately though the camera part has let me down on many occasions, and it’s probably because the rest of the time I shoot with a Nikon D70. I know it’s ludicrous to compare a DSLR to a cameraphone, but the few times I’ve tried to use the iPhone to snag a sudden photo of a celebrity or a rare car, the results have been terrible. Of course I’m sure it will only get better over time.

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  • http://www.fhmtr.com liseli k?zlar

    andrew, i have to disagree with you on one point (it is your opinion i know, but mine differs and i hope to dissuade you): the iphone camera is great. hear me out!

  • http://www.kadinca.net diyet

    Lomographs (old soviet camera's, and newer versions) or throw away cameras cost like 8 dollars or something, don't the?. ( don't live in america ) Surely thats way better than the 700 $ or whatever the stupidly high price of iphone is? There are phones out the way cheaper and way better than iphone, especially when it comes to camera quality. I am sure they present wonderful lomographics pictures too.