Jun 7 2012
The iPhone has a wonderful camera for a mobile device, particularly the iPhone 4s with it’s 8 mega pixel camera and impressive sensor. With it’s easy to use interface the iPhone has put easy but powerful photography into everyone’s reach.
Whilst it is a fantastic all round camera the iPhone lacks a hardware zoom option, and the included optical zoo loses a lot of shot clarity, which might make it inappropriate for taking detailed pictures of objects that are a distance away. To try and resolve this problem a number of third party clip on zoom lenses have been released, and to see the quality of results I’ve tested the Eye Scope Zoom Lens.
The Eye Scope Zoom Lens comes with a special phone case with a screw connector which allows you to attach the lens over the iPhones camera. The lens has a focus wheel to allow you to fine tune your pictures and it can take a while to set your photos so don’t expect to point and shoot anymore but with a little time you can get impressive results.
The lens magnifies the image by 8x and unlike digital magnification keeps must of the detail intact, although if you are recording video you need to be aware that every hand movement is also magnified 8x, so you really need to keep the iPhone still and steady.
The package also comes with a tripod grip which comes complete with a standard tripod adapter which is incredibly handy.
The clip on camera kits are incredibly good value at about £15 and provides a useful tool for those into their photography and need to take photos at distance.
Click here to buy the Eye Scope Zoom Lens 8x Magnification for iPhone 4