For behind the scenes pictures, stories and special contests, follow us on Facebook!
Subscribe:

Phone-O-Scope SLR Lens Mount For The iPhone

Phone-O-Scope (Images courtesy Bhautik Joshi)
By Andrew Liszewski

I think this is one of those times when the question of “why?” doesn’t really apply. Now the iPhone isn’t known for having the greatest of cameras, even amongst smartphones, but Bhautik Joshi, who works as a Research Engineer for Industrial Light & Magic, figured a little Industrial Tape & Ingenuity could at least make for some interesting photos. And he was right.

Phone-O-Scope Samples (Images courtesy Bhautik Joshi)

The quality isn’t amazing, and the Phone-O-Scope doesn’t look particularly user-friendly, but the photos it snaps do have a fuzzy, distorted, Holga-like appearance to them which a lot of photographers seem enamored with these days. And even though the question of “why?” doesn’t seem worth asking, if you’re curious about the “how?” you can find build photos and other notes on Bhautik’s website.

[ The Phone-O-Scope: Attaching SLR lenses to an iPhone ] VIA [ Make ]







.
  • mcman

    Us purists would never even consider such a crude…..Who am I kidding, I don't even take pictures as I've mentioned many times here.

  • Nikkita Croix

    Interesting build, but why do the cd laser lenses need to be there? What would happen if he just held the giant SLR lenses to the iphone?

  • Jessicat

    Why waste the SLR lens in this manner? iPhone are neat and all, but they are not a replacement for everything. You can't even carry that in your pocket now.

  • helterskelter42

    This is funny… and it's true… the right question when it comes to iPhone is not 'WHY?' but is 'WHY NOT?'. I love my iPhone. It's a real piece of art. I heard that they will make hte new generation of iPhones to work as Voip Phones also… and i can see why: Voip Phones are the future of comunication.

  • helterskelter42

    This is funny… and it's true… the right question when it comes to iPhone is not 'WHY?' but is 'WHY NOT?'. I love my iPhone. It's a real piece of art. I heard that they will make hte new generation of iPhones to work as Voip Phones also… and i can see why: Voip Phones are the future of comunication.