Mount dSLR Lens on iPad, iPhone

Photographers love their dSLR cameras and there’s no reason not to. However, when it comes to portability and fun, sure there are other options that you might want to explore.

You can now Mount dSLR camera Lens on iPad 3, iPad 2 & iPhone with Padcaster / Lenscaster accessory.

We always thought shooting video from iPad would look ridiculous, but this goes a step further. Well, why would you still want to do that? Obvious reasons are 1080p video capture, built-in LTE and a on-board editing suite, such a device makes for an excellent on-the-go all-in-one, letting you shoot, cut and transmit video with a single package.

However, iPad 3 or iPhone 4S doesn’t excel at emphasizing details with blurred backgrounds, along with magnifying your subject with optical zoom.

Lenscaster is a universal lens mount that lets you use a standard 35mm adapter to attach any SLR/ dSLR lens  to the iPad camera. If your dSLR lens has wide open aperture, you can do a lot with shallow depth of field, manual focus. If you mount a zoom lens, possibilities are many.

With a Cinevate 35mm lens adapter, 85mm f/1.4 Carl Zeiss lens and a Sennheiser MKH-60 shotgun mic, mounted to the new iPad, video was shot in NYC. Of course the setup on the tripod is not visually pleasing, but the resulting video is not that bad.

Checkout the Video below that describes the Mounting setup for iPad:

There will be a ‘designed for iPhone’ case soon. The Padcaster for iPad will be available sometime soon for around $200 + $60 for Lenscaster attachment. In addition, you’ll also need to have a Factor to compensate distance between iPad & the lens along with a 35mm adapter. You will have to buy those separately.

Here is the video shot & edited on iPad with SLR lens:

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