By Andrew Liszewski
Besides all of the obvious advantages to shooting with an SLR, I’ve also found that people are more inclined to get out of the way when they see you pointing a big camera and an even bigger lens in their direction. But that behavior can also work against you if you’re actually trying to snap some candid photos of people. There’s really no way to hide the fact that your camera is being pointed directly at them, unless of course you slap this Super-Secret Spy lens attachment on the end of your regular lens.
It features a ‘secret’ cut-out that reveals an angled precision mirror assembly on the inside, and basically works just like a periscope from what I can tell. Since the spy lens is also designed to rotate 360 degrees while it’s attached, you can in theory take photos in any direction while appearing like you’re shooting straight ahead. Now I’m sure it would probably work as designed most of the time, but I think you’d be hard-pressed to fool someone standing right next to you with that giant hole in the side of your lens.
The Super-Secret Spy Lens is available from the Photojojo Store for just $50 with your choice of a 46 to 77mm sized lens adapter, or you can get it with all 9 adapters for $80.