When an iPhone and a dSLR lens meet

Bhautik Joshi fitted optical drives lenses to the Apple phone's case, then stuck on a few PVC pipes to accommodate his 18-55mm Canon glass.

iPhone dSLR
Bhautik Joshi

Correction posted at 1:56 p.m. PST to clarify how Joshi attached the lenses to his phone.

The iPhone 3GS has a 3.2-megapixel fixed-lens camera and that seems to satisfy most users, but not Bhautik Joshi. The iPhone 3GS has a 3.2-megapixel fixed-lens camera and that seems to satisfy most users, but not Bhautik Joshi. The engineer at ILM R&D fitted optical drive lenses to the Apple phone's case, then stuck on a few PVC pipes to accommodate his 18-55mm Canon glass.

Personally, I think this this hack is way overdone. I'm pretty sure your modded iPhone won't fit in your pocket anymore and stability will be a major issue. Also, pictures taken with the modified lens actually look worse than before it was tweaked (Joshi responds to comments about image quality here). But if you're brave (or free) enough to try out this time-consuming hack, here's the link for the instructions.

iPhone dSLR photos
The photo taken with the modified version is on the right. Bhautik Joshi

(Source: Crave Asia via Gizmodo)

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