Mount Your Canon/Nikon SLR Lenses on Your iPhone


A new SLR adapter for iPhones 3 and 4 is out from online photography shop Photojojo.

The kit includes a case for your iPhone, UV filter and lens adapter for either Canon or Nikon lenses. $249 for the iPhone 4 edition and $190 for iPhone 3/3GS.

There have been several attempts at iPhone SLR adapters in the past, but this seems to be the first mass-produced attempt. The new iOS 5 "volume-up as shutter release" feature should work together nicely with the SLR rig.

Jeremy Salvador previously designed a iPhone SLR mount, but wasn't able to successfully commercialize the product. He comments on PhotoJojo's attempt:
Sure the case and adapter combo is ridiculously sized – but what other device can take a photo, edit it on the fly, and share it on the internet? The purists can scoff all they want at this one. Score one for the iPhone hackers.

Now there are still going to be some draw backs.
At $200+ it's certainly not for everyone, but for photographers with lots of glass kicking around, there are worse ways to spend the money -- if it works.



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101 months ago
Surely this is some kind of joke? Apart from the terrible ergonomics, putting decent glass in front of the crappy iPhone lens and sensor is not going to make things better!
Here's a crop from one of their "amazing" photos with this pile of junk.

I bet Canon and Nikon are really losing sleep over this </sarcasm>
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101 months ago
Yeah, this is pretty ridiculous. If I have any of my lenses on me, chances are I have my camera on me too (and maybe even my backup camera).

...BUT part of me just wants to see how ridiculous my iPhone would look hooked up to my Canon 100-400L, lol. I wonder how bad the fringing gets combining the lens with the adapter and the lowly iPhone glass? I bet many of the images would be darker, making the auto exposure on the iPhone compensate, meaning grainy high-iso images. Haha no thanks...
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101 months ago
So. Stupid.

So. So. So. Stupid.
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101 months ago
This makes life SO much easier!

Imagine not having to lug around that bulky bit of camera! Now I just have to lug around those half-dozen bulky lenses and other bits of unfortunately shaped photography equipment. Life is better today by 1%.
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101 months ago

Add a tripod mount and that thing's just about perfect. :rolleyes:


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101 months ago

I can see some advantages of using the iPhone - namely video shots and GPS location - but I don't think this is really practical for us.

I would like to see
1) an iPhone/iPad app connecting wirelessly to my camera's SD card and pulling off the photos while out (without needing a wifi network).
2) an app which takes my iPhone's GPS location data and writes it into my camera's photos.

That would be useful.


This is EXACTLY what. I want too.
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101 months ago

I can see some advantages of using the iPhone - namely video shots and GPS location - but I don't think this is really practical for us.

I would like to see
1) an iPhone/iPad app connecting wirelessly to my camera's SD card and pulling off the photos while out (without needing a wifi network).
2) an app which takes my iPhone's GPS location data and writes it into my camera's photos.

That would be useful.


Look into EyeFi SD cards. They transfer over WiFi, but one of their tricks is they can create their own WiFi network if one isn't available. So really it would work anywhere. And some models have built in geotagging. They can be set to transfer to a computer or iPhone/iPad. It's very nice.
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101 months ago
fauxtography
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101 months ago

I wonder what Rockwell D40 thinks about it.


Old ken will love it. He'll be ditching the D40!

Im surprised apple didn't make this and sell it as their "pro" photography range.
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100 months ago
I am going to create the pants to go along with this. They will have really wide and deep pockets to fit your phone with an attached 300mm lens. They will be called the "Hey, is that an iPhone with an SLR lens attached to it, or are you just happy to see me?" Pants.
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