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Rollei announces 8x telephoto lens for iPhone 4

15 April 2011 by
The German manufacturer of cameras, lenses and camera accessories has announced a 8x manual focus telephoto lens for iPhone 4

iPhone 8x zoom camera lens 

The German company which has been manufacturing cameras since 1920 has diluted the brand name by going from being a manufacture of quality cameras and lenses to selling picture frames, camera bags and now iPhone 4 accessories.

Rollei Tele 8x as the iPhone 4 lens is called is a telephoto lens for the iPhone 4 which promisses 8x magnifaction to the original lens. The lens is attached to the iPhone 4 with a special case wrapping the backside of the phone. The Tele 8x is a manual focus lens so you need to turn the focus ring yourself. It is unknown how adding an extra lens will affect the iPhone 4 autofocus.

Adding more cheap glass in front of an average camera lens will not increase picture quality. The only result you will notice is the magnification of the subject.

But wait! That's not all. Included in the sales package, you'll find the lens itself and one mini tripod, a tripod mount, a hard case for iPhone 4 and a cleaning cloth. The entier package will be available in the end of April for 35 Euro.

According to Rollei, the lens is ideal for paparazzis and nature lovers. We do love nature but would have spend our money on a real compact camera instead of this lens.

Technical details

  • 8x magnification
  • 18 mm telescopic lens, F = 1.1
  • Shooting range: 3m to infinity
  • Picture angle: 16 degrees 
  • 45 gram
  • Size: 70mm



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julias11 years, 9 months ago
Haven't these been around for ages?
laffen11 years, 9 months ago
Maybe your are thinking of this photoshoped image I did in 2004? They clearly stole the idea of attaching a lens in front of an integrated mobile phone lens.
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http://www.esato.com/news/article.php/id=69
mriley11 years, 9 months ago

On 2011-04-15 13:28:41, julias wrote:
Haven't these been around for ages?

Me too, I've seen them around since K800 days...
julias11 years, 9 months ago

On 2011-04-15 13:36:25, laffen wrote:
Maybe your are thinking of this photoshoped image I did in 2004? They clearly stole the idea of attaching a lens in front of an integrated mobile phone lens.
http://www.esato.com/news/article.php/id=69

No i'm talking about these ones ones for the iphone 4 which have been available for ages
http://photojojo.com/store/awesomeness/iphone-telephoto-lens/
hellmaster11 years, 9 months ago
Thnk god they're not upto adding a big telescope to it
Deril11 years, 9 months ago
Apple iphone 4 with rollei lens sounds silly .........
knock knock
who's there??
Camcorder
Camcorder does what
it gives you picture quality and magnification both and does not sound silly

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