You Simply supply SLR Lens (Canon EOS or Nikon) & iPhone or iPod Touch 4G
- EnCinema Adapter
- mCAM Lite for iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5 or iPod Touch 4G
(check for availability for units for iPhone 3G / 3GS)
- Macro Filters
- Air Blower
- Option Nikon Converter allowing you to use both EOS and Nikon lenses ($20)
The EnCinema iPhone SLR Lens Adapter for the mCAM
THE ORIGINAL iPHONE SLR LENS ADAPTER
"It's pretty impressive" - GIZMODO.COM
"Delivers some truly impressive results" - ENGADGET.COM
- Simply mount the EnCinema iPhone SLR Lens Adapter to the front of your mCAM. Place the supplied 37mm macro filters behind your mCAM Lens.
- Loosen the back step rings on the EnCinema iPhone SLR Lens Adapter to spin and align the glass focusing screen horizontally (16x9 Wide). Do not touch the screen with your fingers or anything else. Use the black glass holders or corners only.
- Since mounting a lens in front of your existing iPhone camera rotates the image, use the iPhone Apps called "Filmic Pro" or "Almost DSLR" to flip the image back to normal. Focus your iPhone on the image being projected on to the focusing screen within the adapter and you're all set. This app also has a ton of other user controllable features.
Q: Why is the EnCinema better than other adapters?
A: Our highly popular existing HD 35mm Adapter was redesigned from the ground up specifically for use on the iPhone. We don't cut corners and we use only the very best glass focusing screens making ours the professional choice. The sharpest images and results (as well as multiple international film, television and the highest music video awards) all speak for itself.
Q: What kind of lens can I use?
A: Since the EnCinema is built and assembled with the Canon EOS mount (EF and EF-S Lenses), you can use almost any photographic lens via the use of converter rings. These rings usually cost a few dollars. The Nikon Lens Converter Ring is available here through us. You'll lose about 1 f-stop or 2 of light, so we recommend fast speed lenses f0.95 to f2.8 for the best results. Also, like real cinema cameras, all focusing will be manual...thats what makes it so much fun!
Q: Why is the image a little noisy and grainy?
A: The EnCinema iPhone SLR Lens Adapter will give a more cinematic and vintage film look with very shallow depth of field. A bit of vignetting, grain or dust can be visible and is to be expected. Use the supplied Air Blower to keep the screen free of dust. Use sensor cleaning kits and swabs for stubborn pieces of dirt or dust that wont blow off. We recommend the Visible Dust kits. And once again, use fast speed lenses f0.95 to f2.8 for the best and cleanest results to lessen the noise and vignetting.
Q) What kind of lens does this adapter take?
A) This adapter has a Canon EOS Mount making it convertible to most other lens typs such as Nikon, Minolta and may more. Converters are relatively cheap and the Nikon to EOS Converters can be bought from us for $20 included in the checkout section below. You will need your own Photographic lens. We recommend any EOS or Nikon lens with an f stop of f1.4 to f2.8. A Canon EF or Nikon 50mm f1.8 is perfect and can be bought new for around $99 at camera shop, on ebay and other places online. Anything slower then f2.8 will have darker edges and corners of your image (also know as vignetting). Some people purposely shoot for this and seem to like this effect. The slower the lens, the more light is needed or you could be limited to shooting mainly outdoors.
Q) Is my DV or HD Video Camera Compatible?
A) Your Camera will work if it has front filter threads with a 30mm to 49mm diameter. The Canon HF S and HF M series cameras also work. Other compatible cameras are the Canon HF, HV, HF M, Sony, Panasonic, JVC and many more!
Q) Will the Adapter work with my iPhone?
A) Yes, If you have the mCAM or Owle Bubo, Our adapter will work. You will need additional macro filters that we provide when ordering the kit for the mCAM or Owle. Please go here to order the EnCinema SLR Lens Adapter kit for iPhone www.iphone35.com
Q) What is this adapter and what does it do?
A) It allows you to attach a photographic lens to your HD or DV Camera to get that true FILM LOOK with an extremely shallow Depth of Field or Narrow Field of Focus. This, along with 24p recording and you will have achieve a picture seen mainly by motion picture film cameras. The image gets projected from the photographic lens (not included) onto a piece of ground glass focusing screen within our adapter. The combination is then attached to the front of your video camera. Your video camera will then Macro Focus onto the projected image from the focusing screen. IT WILL NOT GIVE YOU HIGHER RESOLUTION. NO 35MM ADAPTER WILL! YOU SACRIFICE CLARITY FOR STYLE!
Q) Is the image upside down?
A) Since mounting a lens in front of your existing iPhone camera rotates the image, use the iPhone Apps called "Filmic Pro" or "Almost DSLR" to flip the image back to normal. Focus your iPhone on the image being projected on to the focusing screen within the adapter and you're all set. This app also has a ton of other user controllable features.
Q) Does this adapter vibrate, spin or take batteries?
A) No, It's what is known as a Static Adapter. Meaning that the glass does not vibrate or spin. Therefore, in certain lighting conditions or with slower speed lenses, the very fine grain on the ground glass can appear when viewing on High Definition monitors. Vibrating adapters from other companies start at around $400 USD. They are noisey, more complex, heavier and still film upside down. PLEASE NOTE: Just like film, the 35mm ground glass in the adapter is prone to dust. Some dust particles, specks and spots showing up on the image is to be expected and can not always be avoided.
Q) Anything else to know?
A) Yes, When shooting with these adapters and still lenses the rules and craft of traditional filmmaking apply. You will not be able to use your zoom function on the video camera as you need to zoom and focus in on the ground glass where your image is projected and lock that into place. Your focus is now adjusted by the photographic lens, and if you buy a lens with zoom functions you will use that to zoom. Also, like traditional film and film gates, you will need to make sure that the focusing screen does not have any dust particles that will show up in the image. Your glass will get dusty eventually and you will need to use a dust blower to clear that.
DO NOT TOUCH THE GROUND GLASS OR BLOW ON IT WITH ANY SORT OF MOISTURE!! ONLY USE AN AIR / DUST BLOWER OR VERY FINE BRUSH, SILK, MICRO FIBER CLEANING CLOTH WITH NO PRESSURE SO THAT IT WILL NOT SCRATCH OR SMUDGE THE GLASS. TREAT IT AS YOU WOULD A CAMERA SENSOR AND USE SENSOR CLEANING KITS WITH SWABS AND SOLUTION FOR ANY STUBBORN DIRT OR DUST.
Filmed on the iPhone with the EnCinema SLR Lens Adapter and the mCAM!