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MacRumors
Jan 22, 2008, 09:53 AM
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DealExtreme sells (http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.10813~r.99999999) a 6x Optical Zoom lens for your iPhone's camera.

As noted by Mobilewhack (http://www.mobilewhack.com/conice-6x18-zoom-attachment-for-iphone/), the attachment costs $15 and doubles the weight of your iPhone.

Article Link (http://www.macrumors.com/iphone/2008/01/22/conice-6x-optical-zoom-for-iphone-camera/)



AppleSJ511606
Jan 22, 2008, 09:55 AM
..... for stalking?...or just to make it look funny in our pants when we aren't using it?

Airforce
Jan 22, 2008, 09:55 AM
What the hell haha....

mikeinternet
Jan 22, 2008, 09:57 AM
so impractical... i want one.

arn
Jan 22, 2008, 09:58 AM
ridiculous? or just simply awesome... :)

arn

RichP
Jan 22, 2008, 09:58 AM
voted: DUMB.

If I am carrying that around, might as well have a real digicam.

tothecore
Jan 22, 2008, 10:07 AM
could be handy for zooming when apple releases/charge us for the video app

Shoesy
Jan 22, 2008, 10:20 AM
Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A93 Safari/419.3)

that is mental.

rorober
Jan 22, 2008, 10:33 AM
Is that an iPhone in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

PlaceofDis
Jan 22, 2008, 10:41 AM
voted: DUMB.

If I am carrying that around, might as well have a real digicam.

winner.

exactly. i mean the Point and Shoot cameras are so small that they'd be better and easier to carry along instead.

Chaszmyr
Jan 22, 2008, 10:44 AM
voted: DUMB.

If I am carrying that around, might as well have a real digicam.

My thoughts exactly.

Gravity
Jan 22, 2008, 10:46 AM
Did you look at the "english" on the outside of this zoom lens' packaging?

"Video Collection:
The new design to run of rays effectively avoid the contortion of image, and makes the wide angle, the larger luminousflux, the higher visual acutenss, good for color reduction, which makes the high quality of photography."

BTW, the misspelling on "acuteness" was how they had it! :-)

Erik

mixel
Jan 22, 2008, 10:48 AM
.. Wow. Why.. How.. What on earth wee they thinking? Is anyone going to buy it other than to laugh at it? :D

tothelimit
Jan 22, 2008, 10:49 AM
this is one of the most ridiculous things i've ever seen...





... but secretly, i REALLY want to see what the pictures look like. c'mon ;)

yoman
Jan 22, 2008, 10:57 AM
That's pretty impressive. I wonder if anyone would ever consider it.

MacBoobsPro
Jan 22, 2008, 11:12 AM
Comes with free tripod!

samh004
Jan 22, 2008, 12:20 PM
Wow that's an odd looking accessory... :eek:

mainstreetmark
Jan 22, 2008, 12:30 PM
Maybe we should file it next to the iPod Toilet Paper dock.

chicagostars
Jan 22, 2008, 12:35 PM
It looks like you're supposed to grab it by the zoom lens and swing the iPhone around like an old-school noise maker.

SheriffParker
Jan 22, 2008, 12:57 PM
That has to be one of the dumbest things I have ever seen. It is strangely fascinating though... as an entity.

nagromme
Jan 22, 2008, 01:29 PM
voted: DUMB.

If I am carrying that around, might as well have a real digicam.

Pretty funny product. But the $15 ain't bad....

bhjs1
Jan 22, 2008, 01:56 PM
only awesome cause it costs $15...if it were any more, it would be a huge useless ripoff

longofest
Jan 22, 2008, 02:20 PM
Maybe we should file it next to the iPod Toilet Paper dock.

Here I thought no one was paying attention to the MWSF page :cool:

ntrigue
Jan 22, 2008, 02:35 PM
MUCH larger than I expected it to be...but at that price I may get one for s*%$ and giggles.

lord patton
Jan 22, 2008, 03:02 PM
Looks like someone in Cupertino let the 2nd gen iPhone out into the wild. What's Steve smokin'?

PlaceofDis
Jan 22, 2008, 03:04 PM
Maybe we should file it next to the iPod Toilet Paper dock.

that probably is a better product. i mean, you can play your music in the shower then at least, right?

Agurri
Jan 22, 2008, 03:43 PM
Pfff, and it doesn't even do macro.. :P

Well, let's face it... for 15 bucks... it's a gadget :)

slinky0390
Jan 22, 2008, 04:24 PM
..... for stalking?...or just to make it look funny in our pants when we aren't using it?

"is that a Conice 6x Optical Zoom for iPhone Camera in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?" :eek:

jazzkids
Jan 22, 2008, 09:20 PM
I'm going to cut holes in all of my pockets now.

Arcady
Jan 22, 2008, 11:08 PM
The picture shows the original images with "Cingular" on them from pre-release. WTF?

a1016neo
Jan 22, 2008, 11:10 PM
How does this work?/

kstefanick
Jan 23, 2008, 12:19 AM
FTL! WTF?! That is the dumbest thing I've ever seen. I mean, the idea of a better camera isn't stupid but come on...If I wanted that good of pictures I'd just carry my D40 around. Plus...the iPhone is slim and small for a reason.

This can't be an idea from Apple, the "Optical Zoom" is way too large.

Gravity
Jan 23, 2008, 07:53 AM
I get the concept... a clear acrylic cover with a detachable zoom lens... but honestly, I hate the clear acrylic covers. Dirt & grime get into them and each time you unsnap them to clean it... It never snaps togeher tightly enough and eventually the tabs break off.

I have a better design in mind... but it would probably cost too much.

ShiggyMiyamoto
Jan 23, 2008, 08:07 AM
Haha. When I first read the thread title I thought this thing would be some sort of 3rd party app. Guess I was wrong. Wow it's ugly. lol.

cleanup
Jan 23, 2008, 09:00 AM
Detachable optical zooms for cell phones have been around for a long time. It's nothing special. The only thing that's special is the acrylic case that it comes with that allows you to attach the lens on.

Some people literally use their camera phones for everything. If they have a nice camera phone, sometimes the optical zoom attachment is a nifty accessory to have around.

So I don't see why people are so like "OMFG WTF THATS RIDONKULOUS WHOO WOULD BUY THAAAT?!" :rolleyes:

Observe:
http://www.textually.org/picturephoning/archives/images/set2/720-44aaf5fd900c7.jpg
http://www.canyon-news.com/artman2/uploads/1/4-brando_mobile_phone_telescope_001.jpg
http://www.geekalerts.com/u/mobile-phone-telescope.jpg

tothelimit
Jan 23, 2008, 10:04 AM
Detachable optical zooms for cell phones have been around for a long time. It's nothing special. The only thing that's special is the acrylic case that it comes with that allows you to attach the lens on.

Some people literally use their camera phones for everything. If they have a nice camera phone, sometimes the optical zoom attachment is a nifty accessory to have around.

So I don't see why people are so like "OMFG WTF THATS RIDONKULOUS WHOO WOULD BUY THAAAT?!" :rolleyes:

Observe:
http://www.textually.org/picturephoning/archives/images/set2/720-44aaf5fd900c7.jpg
http://www.canyon-news.com/artman2/uploads/1/4-brando_mobile_phone_telescope_001.jpg
http://www.geekalerts.com/u/mobile-phone-telescope.jpg

omfg wtf ... those are all ridonkulous ;)

SheriffParker
Jan 23, 2008, 11:11 AM
nice camera phone

Those words do not belong together.

bircirca
Jan 23, 2008, 12:29 PM
haha this thing is pretty ridiculous, but hey why not have it just to say you do

ifirth
Jan 23, 2008, 02:12 PM
hahahahahahahaha..... read this thread about 3 hours ago... I am still laughing and the pictures of the others only made things worse - I would love to know how many people have bought something that looks so impractical and pointless.

spriter
Jan 24, 2008, 11:51 AM
I can maybe, maybe see why there's a lens for the N95. I mean the camera is 5MP which is not too shabby and will suit many people's point 'n' shoot needs. However, the lens attachment for that looks like it was made by a three-year old child with a box of lego in front of him.

I would have a seriously hard time not bursting into fits of laughter if someone whipped out a lens for their phone to take a pic.

jeffrhysjones
Jan 25, 2008, 07:08 AM
Surely the obvious evolution?

Any takers?

http://www.yottaserve.com/AcuCustom/SiteName/Icon/Item/iphone_studio.jpg

Romanesq
Jan 26, 2008, 08:20 AM
I can maybe, maybe see why there's a lens for the N95. I mean the camera is 5MP which is not too shabby and will suit many people's point 'n' shoot needs. However, the lens attachment for that looks like it was made by a three-year old child with a box of lego in front of him.

I would have a seriously hard time not bursting into fits of laughter if someone whipped out a lens for their phone to take a pic.

Digital camera I had was the Nikon Coolpix in 99. It was 2MP, so I don't see the issue with this attachment.

If it actually does a better job than most of the optical zooms that actually distort, for $15, it's certainly worth having if you want to only keep that one extra lens with you.

I still have the Nikon and got a telephoto lens for it. The digital zoom is not really useful to any degree. I don't know if people like it nowadays.

TexanMan05
Jan 26, 2008, 10:47 AM
Surely the obvious evolution?

Any takers?

http://www.yottaserve.com/AcuCustom/SiteName/Icon/Item/iphone_studio.jpg

Tahhhhhhhh, All you need now is MMS,GPS and 3G and we have v3.1.

OneMike
Jan 27, 2008, 04:09 PM
Only way I could possibly see any use for that is if I were able to use the iphone as a wireless (surveillance) video camera and I had it sitting somewhere. In that case I don't think it'd be so bad. However, to just carry around that's dumb.

JonHimself
Jan 27, 2008, 05:32 PM
I mean for 15 bucks? I've wasted 15 bucks on much worse. I doubt I would get it but I would like to see some examples of photos taken with the attachment.

SheriffParker
Jan 27, 2008, 05:53 PM
Digital camera I had was the Nikon Coolpix in 99. It was 2MP, so I don't see the issue with this attachment.


Yeah but your Nikon Coolpix probably had a glass lens, rather than a thin plastic excuse for a lens that has no cover and gets gunk in it all the time. :)

Rule no. 1 about digital cameras: More Megapixels is not equal to better quality photos. A better lens is equal to better quality photos.

Though there is some give and take here, the MP myth needs to be acknowledged.

RickDeckard
Jan 27, 2008, 07:58 PM
Yeah but your Nikon Coolpix probably had a glass lens, rather than a thin plastic excuse for a lens that has no cover and gets gunk in it all the time. :)

Rule no. 1 about digital cameras: More Megapixels is not equal to better quality photos. A better lens is equal to better quality photos.

Though there is some give and take here, the MP myth needs to be acknowledged.

QFT

Even $15 is too much for a crappy plastic lens. There's just no way that thing is going to give you any pictures worth keeping.

SheriffParker is dead on. Does anybody know how small the CCD chip is on the iPhone? Even if the lens wasn't junk, say a $200 attachment instead, that minuscule chip is not going to get you a pic that's worth spending any money on it. Not to mention, I've been reading that people are wishing for a flash unit instead.