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10 Totally Awesome iPhone Camera Accessories

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Kogeto Dot 360-Degree Panoramic Video Accessory

Snap Dot onto your iPhone 4, download the free Looker app, and instantly record fully immersive 360 degree videos right on your iPhone.

Going to a concert? You can record the show and the audience. Heading out on a road trip? Leave Dot on the dashboard and record your highway adventures. No matter what you’re recording, Dot sees everything.

Kogeto’s compact and durable iCONIC lens works with the iPhone 4’s HD video camera to capture full 360 degree video–all at once–without stitching frames together. Dot is a lightweight attachment that doesn’t require batteries or external power.

Check out some sample videos, here and here.Kogeto Dot 360-Degree Panoramic Video Accessory for iphone 4
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Studio Neat Glif Tripod Mount & Stand for iPhone 4 & 4S

The Glif is an iPhone 4/4S accessory with two primary functions: mounting your iPhone onto a tripod and propping up your iPhone at various angles. Mount your iPhone to a tripod for taking great pictures or making movies. Prop your iPhone up for hands-free FaceTiming or to watch videos.
The Glif is made from recyclable rubberized plastic that feels great and plays nice with your phone and is small enough to fit snugly in your pocket, purse, or backpack. It has a 1/4″-20 thread that fits any standard tripod or camera mount.
The Glif is designed to work with a “naked” (caseless) iPhone and is compatible with both the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S.Studio Neat Glif Tripod Mount & Stand for iPhone 4 & 4S

iPhone SLR Mount

Ever since the iPhone camera was invented, it’s aspired to be what it simply never quite could be: a DSLR. Sure, apps have helped your camera phone inch forward with simulated focusing and faux filters.
Faux no more. The iPhone SLR Mount gives you the real thing. It’ll set your phone photos apart from everyone else’s on Instagram in an unprecedented way (#nofilter)!
This case-adapter combo lets you mount your Canon EOS or Nikon SLR lenses to your iPhone 4. Using it will give your phone powerful depth of field and manual focus.
Telephoto, wide angle, macro, or your fixed-fifty lenses all attach to this mount giving you a full range of lenses at your iPhone lovin’ fingertips. Heck, you could even throw on a Diana adapter!
Sound ridiculous? It kind of is, but don’t you just want one? I know I do.iPhone SLR Mount

Galileo iPhone Mount

The Galileo is a revolutionary (I know what you’re thinking, ‘yeah yeah yeah, whatever…’, but seriously, read this), iOS-controlled robotic iPhone platform with infinite spherical rotation capability. Just swipe your finger on the screen of your iPad or other iOS device and Galileo reacts, orienting your iPhone or iPod Touch accordingly.
With applications in areas of photography, cinematography, social networking, and video conferencing, Galileo gives iOS devices endless possibilities of remote-controlled motion.
Capable of infinite 360° pan-and-tilt at speeds up to 200° per second in any orientation, Galileo is an invaluable tool to everyone from an amateur photographer to the professional cinematographer, and vastly improves the experience of video chat for anyone needing to stay connected. (Description: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/449163977/galileo-your-ios-in-motion)

Here’s the Kickstarter campaign. 

Olloclip Quick-Connect Lens Solution (Fisheye Lens, Macro Lens, Wide-angle Lens)

The olloclip is a quick-connect lens solution for the iPhone 4/4S that includes fisheye, wide-angle and macro lenses in one small, convenient package that easily fits in your pocket.
Nestled in the palm of your hand, the olloclip connects to the iPhone within seconds so you’ll be sure to capture the image you want…if you don’t see the picture you’re looking for just flip it over to switch lenses.
The Macro lens applies roughly a 10X multiplier and allows you to focus the iPhone within 12-15mm of the subject. The Macro lens is cleverly concealed within the olloclip and can be accessed by unscrewing the Wide-Angle lens that is normally attached to it.
The Fisheye lens captures approximately a 180 Degree field-of-view and produces some striking images.
The Wide-Angle lens is great for when you need that extra field of view, approximately double that of the normal iPhone.

Steadicam Smoothee for iPhone 4

Now shoot smooth videos and sharp still pictures anywhere – with the Steadicam Smoothee presently designed and engineered to work with your Apple iPhone 3Gs, Apple iPhone 4, and FLIP Mino HD with mounts for similar devices in the works.
Based on the same technology as the big $60,000 rigs used in Hollywood, the Smoothee allows you to capture incredible video and still images without the shakes normally associated with hand-held video shot on the go, right out of the box, the very first time.
The Steadicam Smoothee is small and agile enough to take on vacations or follow the action at sporting events. Just attach the camera mount to your device and you’re ready to go! So easy to use.
The Smoothee let’s you “fly” wherever the scene takes you–up and down steps, indoors and outside, through crowds–almost anywhere, with precise, elegant control and ease. Its quick release mount lets you instantly swap camera connections between your Smoothee and any tripod. The patented quick release removable mount also serves as a tabletop stand.
You can also mount it to any tripod with a standard ¼ x20” camera mount. The comfortable ergonomic hand-grip folds up securely when not in use.Steadicam Smoothee for iPhone 4

Owle Bubo Camera Mount, Microphone, Stabilizer / 37mm Wide-Angle Lens

The simplest and yet most effective feature of the OWLE is that it’s built for to be held just like a standard camera. Taking photo’s and video is as much about the device as it is the subject. The Owle give you the feeling that you can shoot any scene or cover any story with confidence.

LifeProof Case

Take your iPhone along, wherever life may take you. The LifeProof iPhone case delivers the highest level of waterproof, shock-proof, dirt-proof protection in an increadibly low profile – a mere 1.5mm increase to each edge! Your LifeProof everyday case for iPhone 4 or 4S is sleek, refined, convenient and unobtrusive.
Be sure to choose either the black or white version, because believe it or not, they’re slightly different sizes.
Product Features

  • Protects against every-day hazards. Full IP-68 rating against water and dust, and designed to Military Specifications
  • Ultra-slim and adds only 1/16″ when measured from the center of the phone
  • Unique combination of materials that will not stick to your pocket
  • Ability to swim and take underwater (2 meters/6.6ft depth)
  • Includes bonus General User Headphone Adaptor and Keeper for headphone jack cover

lifeproof phone case for iphone 4Joby Gorillamobile

GorillaMobile for iPhone 4 unlocks the full potential of the iPhone 4. The new GorillaMobile for iPhone 4 is designed to take full advantage of the rich media features of the iPhone 4, including camera flash, front-facing camera, HDR and five times digital zoom.
The durable, polycarbonate plastic bumper case protects your iPhone from drops and the perils of everyday use while enhancing the functionality of the camera. The unique rail system allows for the base to easily slide on and off, offering both portrait and landscape positioning.
The flexible, bendable and wrappable legs are the perfect cure for the awkward Facetiming positions, blurry photos and uncomfortable viewing postures. Take advantage of the world around you by wrapping the GorillaMobile 4 to the airplane seat in front of you, the tree in the park or find the perfect angle on any surface (flat or otherwise).gorillamobile tripod for iphone 4

Flash Dock

You can now use your iPhone for geotagging your photo shoots, and sharing your photos immediately with the world. And if you own a Canon 5D Mark II DSLR, you can even use your iPhone’s flash as a low-light autofocus aid. Something I wish Canon had included.
It costs $40 for this device, but you need to also buy an Eye-Fi card to send the photos from your camera to the iPhone over an ad hoc Wi-Fi connection. This is where the GEO tagging comes in too.
That’s all well and good, but you know what I like about this? Mounting your phone on your camera. It means that you can film whatever you’re shooting. You can make snazzy little videos where you’re taking photos, and adding them to photos, like I’ve done here.photography accessories for iphones - flash dock10 totally awesome iphone camera accessories

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4 comments
  1. Great List, already have some of the items ( Olloclip, Owle Bubo, Smoothee and Joby GorillaMobile), I’ve would have add the POV iPhone system from Miveu…
    Also, having tested both, I find the GoPano a lot more effective and offering better quality that the Kogeto. (disclaimer, I was one of the Backer othe the GoPano on Kickstarter)

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