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Macworld 2012: The iPro Lens System Turns Your iPhone Into A Pro-Grade Camera

Macworld 2012: The iPro Lens System Turns Your iPhone Into A Pro-Grade Camera

January 28, 2012
At this year’s Macworld event, Schneider Optics showed off their camera lens package, the iPro Lens System. The package includes a clever protective cover, fisheye and wide-angle lenses, and a case that doubles as a tripod mount or a convenient handle. The fisheye lens will capture a 165-degree field of view while the wide-angle lens provides 35 percent more of the area in front of you. The lenses are attached by twisting them on and off of the specially engineered cover. The lens case acts as a tripod adapter, or can be used as a handle, which also twists onto the iPhone’s cover.

  The entire three-piece system costs $199 and is compatible with the iPhone 4 and 4S. It is available today at the company’s website. Schneider Optics also announced the upcoming launch of their new iPro Tele Lens, which is a third option for turning your iPhone into a professional photography gadget. This lens is a 2X telephoto lens that narrows the iPhone's field of view by 50 percent, essentially zooming in on images without the loss of quality that happens with a digital zoom. The iPro Tele Lens will be available in April and can either be purchased with the iPro Lens System, which will presumably increase in price, or it can be bought separately for around $100. Check out the video of the AppAdvice team getting a first-hand look at the iPro system:

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