Someone posted a question on the Submissions Guidelines page about using camera lenses on the iPhone, so I thought I would repost this article from years ago.


The Phone-O-Scope: Attaching SLR lenses to an iPhone

From the website:

I’ve been trying to learn a bit more about the optics involved in mid- to pro-level cameras, and I’ve been finding that getting out the tools and doing some hacking serves as a great mechanism for instruction. Just recently the idea of optical couplers – that is, a system to transmit light from one optical device to another to make an image – has gotten my attention.

Mainly just to see if it was possible (and to teach myself about optical couplers), I thought I’d try my hand at building an adapter so I could attach SLR lenses to my iPhone.

Read the whole article here.

I love it!

Max T. Frame used to use colored gels and glass over his lens to modify the image captured.

I am all for experimentation and pushing the boundaries of what we can capture on the iPhone … and apping as needed.

I am going to be experimenting with some low-light long exposure nudes in a couple of weeks. Not sure what I’ll get as a result, but I’m looking forward to the experiment.

I encourage all of you to let your imagination roam in the making of pictures.