iFilm Tripod Substitute
Pro Video Grip
SLR Lens Mount Adapter
Rotating Timelapse Device
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Since the release of the iPhone, there have been tons of camera accessories made available for those who love shooting with their phone. Lens attachments are the most popular accessory, but there are many others that go beyond changing your focal lenght. Here's a list of some of the coolest accessories on the market:
Of all the lens kits out there, this one is the most compact which is great if you're trying to avoid carrying a lot of gear. This tiny kit clips onto the corner of your phone and give you the choice of a wide, macro, or fisheye lens, all of which are made from quality glass. See HERE.
This cord allows you to plug your camera up to your iPhone, iPod, or iPad and use it as a shutter release button. The coolest part about this gadget is that it has six different shutter release modes including motion and sound triggers meaning you can yell at your camera from across the room to take a picture. See HERE.
Tripods can be a real hassle, and it feels kind of silly sometimes to set up a mini tripod for your iPhone. But thanks to the iFilm, you don't need one. Though only in its Kickstarter phase, the iFilm could soon be a very popular product. It's essentially a mirror that clips on to your iPhone and allows you to take photos by simply laying your phone down on a flat surface. No unfolding and screwing in a tripod, just lay your phone down and press the button.
This accessory is more about style than functionality, but it's cool nonetheless. With this cover, your iPhone looks like an old-school rangefinder camera. But unlike most covers, it's not flat. The “lens” actually sticks out from the cover potentially fooling people into thinking that you have an actual rangefinder. Hipster you say? Maybe, but it's a neat idea.
Think the iPhone's not good enough for professional work? Take a look at this. It's called the Zgrip, and it's a high-end grip created for taking professional videos with the iPhone. The grip has a articulating ball joint and threads for an extension rod for getting those over the crowd shots. It could make you the next Spielberg.
If you thought the pro video grip was over the top, you'll definitely face palm when you see this one. There is actually an adapter that will allow you to use your DSLR lens on your iPhone. Personally, I can't imagine attaching a nice L series Canon lens onto my iPhone and thinking, this is awesome, but who am I to judge?
This nifty little gadget, called the Camalapse, allows you to take those smooth panning timelapse videos that everybody loves. You simply wind it up, let it go, and it will slowly rotate as your iPhone records. Your friends would definitely be impressed.
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Written by Spencer Seastrom