Like Mechanical Instagram: Photojojo iPhone Lens Dial

Like Mechanical Instagram: Photojojo iPhone Lens Dial

Gregory Han
Nov 28, 2011

Looking something straight out of the optometrist's office, those photo obsessed folks over at Photojojo have come up with the hardware equivalent of Instagram effects (sans stylized film distressing). The iPhone Lens Dial is an aircraft-grade aluminum jacket that slips onto the iPhone with a large lens dial, offering users three optical-quality coated glass lenses for Wide Angle, Fisheye, and Telephoto effects, all at the turn of the dial. Check out samples of what it can do below...


Thanks to the aluminum build, this add-on device just weighs 10 ounces. And there's also the thoughtful inclusion of two tripod mounts, so snapping portrait and landscape mode are both an option. We also like this accessory gives the iPhone a bit of a retro-steampunkish attitude, though with The iPhone Lens Dial added on, your phone is going to lose its pocketability unless you wear clown pants, so you better like how it looks while carrying it about. But your pockets might have enough room considering this accessory is going to empty your wallet of $249. You'll have to decide whether outfitting your iPhone with optics like the examples below are worth the shekels.



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