It’s been a while since I’ve updated this blog for the simple reason that I’ve just been too busy with my other projects =). But when I see something that really gets me excited, I post it here. As you know, I started the iPhone DSLR project way back and since then there have been a lot of people who picked up where I left off. Here’s one of them! Check out more details below:
It’s basically a case, +20 diopter, a DOF adapter, and DSLR lens mount. With the different mounts you should be able to attach a wide array of Nikon and Canon lenses to capture various depth of field shots and use the optical zoom on your lens.
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:
1) In my experience, I’ve found that you’ll loose 1-2 F-stops when using the DOF adapter but this can be addressed by using a lense with a manual aperture ring.
2) DOF adapters use ground glass as a projection screen so you may experience grainy images due to the glass
3) Vignetting is a common problem when creating setup like this. I’m curious to see how they address this.
4) Because this setup uses a DOF adapter, you’ll find that the images take with it are flip-flopped. Using an app called AlmostDSLR may fix it but in my experience it was cumbersome to use.
5) The images will still have to go through the poor quality glass on the iPhone – so image quality will be hindered by the iPhone’s glass
6) The iPhone still has to procress the images and as of now, image processor is so small that it struggles to get high quality images out.
That’s my commentary for now!