The days of carrying a camera and a phone are over. With cell phone integrated cameras already reaching 8 megapixels, the need to carry a separate camera is obsolete. Cell phone cameras are now used for everything from quick snapshots to on the go photography. With the introduction of the iPhone making it easier to get high quality pictures from your cell phone, it was only a matter of time before accessories would arrive to increase the quality of cell phone photos. Here are a few attachments for your iPhone that can help take higher quality photos without carrying a bulky camera.
Thanks to the New York based company Kogeto, taking panoramic videos and pictures just got easier. Their appropriately named Dot, is an attachment that uses the iPhone 4’s HD camera to take panoramic video and pictures without having to stitch multiple images together later. Small and lightweight, Dot clicks onto the iPhone and instantly lets you get a full 360° image. At $79, it comes in several different colors to match your personal style.
Photjojo SLR Mount:
Those at Photjojo know what iPhone lovers want. They want a DSLR that can take incoming calls. With the SLR mount you can turn your regular iPhone camera into a DSLR with options. By snapping on this case adapter, you can use your existing SLR lenses from your, now obsolete, Nikon or Canon camera. Attach your favorite telephoto, wide angle, or even fixed-fifty lenses to your iPhone to give your pictures more depth and manual focus.
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Don’t let the silly name fool you, this attachment is all business. The Bubo is a tough billet aluminum iPhone case that comes with swappable 37mm macro lens. The design is similar to a game controller allowing you to grip your iPhone with both hands for steadier shots. There are 4 female points for adding tripods and other accessories. Not to mention a cold shoe for adding lights and microphones. Though some believe the price tag of $130 is a bit steep, others believe it is well worth the price to have the quality it delivers.
For those who want to get more picture per snap, the Olloclip may just be what you are looking for. This stylish little attachment includes a fisheye, wideangle, and macro lens in one small package. If you are looking to increase the field of view, the fisheye lens can offer 180° of picture popping perfection. The wide angle lens will double the field of view of the normal iPhone camera giving you the chance to show what you want without having to take more than one picture. Concealed by the wide angled lens, the macro lens will allow you to 10X zoom up within 12-15mm of your subject. For a multi lens the Olloclip is a great choice for iPhone paparazzi.
Clearmax Photo Package:
For those of you who are looking for a low cost solution to iPhone photography upgrades, the Clearmax iPhone photo package is your solution. At just $34.99 this package includes a tripod, hard case attachment, mounting bracket that doubles as an iPhone stand, and a telephoto lens. Everything you need to turn your iPhone into a super camera is included in one small package. The 8X telephoto lens offers magnification that is perfect for concerts or sightseeing. All the attachments are small enough to fit in your pocket and include a soft carrying case and dust caps. This is definitely a great buy for the photo loving iPhone users.
Whether you use your phone for snapshots or are deeper into photojournalism, the iPhone era comes with attachments. Using the latest in phone gear can bring your lower quality to a professional level.