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Vtec has announced its new range of add-on lenses for the iPhone 3, 4 and 4S. These include the CAM-1209 12x telephoto conversion lens (£34.99), a new 180-degree fish-eye lens (£24.99) and a wide-angle and super-macro converter (£24.99) Each Vtec lens come with a back cover that the lens screws onto, providing extra protection for your phone. Additionally, the Telephoto Lens has a manual focus ring and also comes with its own tripod, which attaches to the lens to steady the phone when capturing shots.
Vtec Press Release
Transform your iPhone’s camera instantly with VTEC lenses
New compact camera lenses make the iPhone the only camera you need
Vtec, a leading provider of computer peripherals, has announced its new range of lenses for the iPhone 3, 4 and 4S. There’s no need to carry around your digital camera anymore; the Vtec lenses are a simple addition that will give you better quality photos whilst you are on the move. The iPhone also makes it easy to upload these to Facebook, Twitter or online blogs.
As compact equipment, the Vtec lenses are the perfect size for keeping in your bag or pocket, just in case. Easy to use and simple to change, each Vtec lens come with a back cover that the lens screws onto, providing extra protection for your phone and convenience for travel. The Vtec iPhone cover is particularly hard-wearing and durable, making it an ideal cover to have on the iPhone, even when there’s no lens screwed on. The Vtec range boasts four different types of photo lens for the iPhone 3, 4 & 4S that have been sourced from a respected specialist lens manufacturer: a 12x Telephoto zoom, a Wide-Angle and Macro Lens, and a Fish-Eye.
Believed to be the first 12x zoom available for an iPhone, the CAM-1209 Aluminium Telephoto Lens offers impressive zoom quality without distorting the image, and is an ideal gift for photography enthusiasts. The Telephoto Lens has a manual focus ring and also comes with its own tripod, which attaches to the lens to steady the phone when capturing shots.
The Wide-Angle and Macro Lens come as one kit, with the Wide-Angle screwing onto the front of the macro lens. The Wide-Angle Lens allows more of a scene to be captured in the photograph, making the lens ideal for taking photos at close range. The Macro Lens is perfect for close up photography, offering great focus close up to the subject. This lens is great for arty or nature/wildlife shots.
The Fish-Eye Lens offers circular 180° fish eye magnification, giving effect to any image taken. This lens is great for fun, quirky shots and also gives each image a circular black border.
Each lens set comes with an iPhone 3, 4 or 4S phone cover that all lenses can screw onto.
CAM-1209 12x Telephoto lens: SRP £34.99.
Wide-Angle & Macro Lens: SRP £24.99.
Fisheye Lens: SRP £24.99.
CAM-1209 12x Telephoto Lens
Minimum Focus Distance: 3m
Angle of View: 12°
Objective Lens Diameter: 21mm
Dimensions: 33mm x 94mm
Material: Aluminum Shell & Optical Glass Element
Fish Eye Lens
180° Fish-Eye magnification
Dimension: 25mm x 15mm
Wide-Angle and Super Macro
Magnification: Wide 0.68x + Super Macro
Dimensions: 20mm x 11.2mm