This adapter lets you mount any camera lens onto your smartphone

Apr 11, 2018

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This adapter lets you mount any camera lens onto your smartphone

Apr 11, 2018

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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If you’re shooting videos with your smartphone, there are plenty of accessories that help to expand your possibilities. At NAB 2018, Cinematics International Co, Ltd introduced an adapter that lets you pair your smartphone with camera lenses. You can attach any professional lens onto your phone and turn it into a cinema camera.

As Lanxin Zheng of Cinematics International explains, the adapter covers many different lens mounts. She mentions Sony, Nikon, and Canon, but she adds that you can use “almost all of them.” The build of the adapter lets you hold the entire setup by its handle. But, if you use a larger lens, you should support the lens as well.

Zheng doesn’t give details about the price or availability of the adapter. For now, it’s being displayed at NAB, and we’ll let you know when we have more details.

This can be an interesting product for smartphone filmmakers, although it seems like it takes a little time to get used to using it. Still, I guess you’d get better results with a proper lens than the $35 smartphone superzoom.

[via No Film School]

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30 responses to “This adapter lets you mount any camera lens onto your smartphone”

  1. Kambis Avatar
    Kambis

    Why? When you carry a bulky heavy lens you can also carry the camera and when you have such a lens you have a real camera too. Also doesn’t the lens mess with the multiple cameras setups of most new smart phones? Although I can see this being used in one of those ‘shot with iPhone’ videos.

    1. Okaro Avatar
      Okaro

      For the small phone sensor even something like 50 mm is a long telephoto lens.

  2. Marcin Pietrzak Avatar
    Marcin Pietrzak

    What for????!

    1. Marcin Pietrzak Avatar
      Marcin Pietrzak

      Well I thought it is already, who knows maybe I’m in wrong

    2. Gary Bailey Avatar
      Gary Bailey

      Connectivity

  3. Rick Avatar
    Rick

    A DIY for a C-mount system would be far more useful information.

  4. Hisham Idris Avatar
    Hisham Idris

    Why would any sane photographer wants to do that? ?

  5. aleroe Avatar
    aleroe

    Wow, that’s SO MUCH better than carrying an SLR! It slips right in your pocket!

  6. Ron Pearman Avatar
    Ron Pearman

    Why??????

  7. pincherio Avatar
    pincherio

    This isn’t a new concept. Several companies have been making mounts so you can use DSLR lenses on cell phones and those were years ago. Didn’t prove very popular back then so companies stopped making them. I guess someone didn’t get the memo.

  8. Chabada György Avatar
    Chabada György

    Why why why why why why?

    1. Raoul Tenazas Avatar
      Raoul Tenazas

      I must say that this works for me. I’ve been looking for this simple solution. Cameras and mobile phones always change every year. Very frustrating for someone with a limited budget. I can see upgrading my phone every 2 to 3 years but a whole camera that I probably will only use 20 times a year? Maybe not. I have all these expensive (at least to me) really good lenses from my past cameras that are just collecting dust. This solution allows me to bring them back to life and make me less of a fool that I spent all that money.

  9. Aaron Hoffman Avatar
    Aaron Hoffman

    this is cool. eff the haters.

    1. Chris Stivala Avatar
      Chris Stivala

      Lol imagine using it on your slr with a lens already attached. Just buy those small lens, save yourself some cash.

  10. Paul Fullegar Avatar
    Paul Fullegar

    Cos they can, gadget man or woman will buy it!

  11. volen Avatar
    volen

    It’s a pity you cannot attach brain to smartphone.

  12. g_disqus Avatar
    g_disqus

    Many time ago people used DOF-adapters for camcorders with 1/3″-sensor. History goes in a spiral.

  13. Jyi Offer Avatar
    Jyi Offer

    Why…To get different fov or better image on your phone.
    Live video is the first thing that came to mind

    1. Matt Buist Avatar
      Matt Buist

      You purchase a photographic lens costing hundreds or even thousands of dollars, why on earth would you use it on a Crappy cell phone camera. Just nonsense.

    2. Jyi Offer Avatar
      Jyi Offer

      Matt Buist because you can’t live stream on Instagram from a camera.

  14. W Douglas LeBlanc Avatar
    W Douglas LeBlanc

    Why for, they ask – why not they’re told. Get out take images, present them to the world. Stop asking why and do. LIVE !

    1. Your English Sucks Avatar
      Your English Sucks

      Your English is the best.

  15. Henry Rodgers Avatar
    Henry Rodgers

    Is this for people without cameras?

  16. Christopher Pang Avatar
    Christopher Pang

    Henry Roa-Deluca

  17. Christopher Pang Avatar
    Christopher Pang

    Lili Belle Anjel San Mat

  18. Miroslav Vrzala Avatar
    Miroslav Vrzala

    Funny

  19. Alex Zatsepin Avatar
    Alex Zatsepin

    Just a simple DOF adapter. I made one myself back in 2014. Shoot on HTC One + Samyang 85 f1.4

  20. Sergi Yavorski Avatar
    Sergi Yavorski

    How about mounting a lens on the appropriate camera? Using a tiny sensor and a pro lens seems completely idiotic.

  21. Matt Buist Avatar
    Matt Buist

    Why on earth would any real photographer want to do this. Insane!

  22. Danny Johnsen Avatar
    Danny Johnsen

    Is it just me or does this product make no sense _