Review: Meopta MeoPix iScoping Adapter

There are a lot of accessories out there for iPhone cameras: fisheye lenses, tripods, color filters. The mighty Olloclip is a big favorite.

But nothing is quite as unique — or promises such dramatically different results — as Meopta’s MeoPix iScoping adapter for iPhone 4/4S and iPhone 5. This little $60 plastic shell for your iPhone is unlike most things on the market because it’s designed to pair your phone with a set of binoculars or a spotting scope. This has the effect of turning your normal, wide-angle smartphone lens into a mega-zoom.

You can imagine the implications. This is the type of device birders would flip for. Hunters, too. Remember that enormous elk that got away? Previously, your friends would never have believed you, but with a MeoPix adapter on your iPhone, you can collect photographic proof.

Also, as Dan Chung, a staff photographer with The Guardian proved last summer, the adapter opens up some fun possibilities for snapping sports photos. Many of the photos he made with his iPhone, the MeoPix and a set of binoculars at the London Olympics were nearly as good as those made my photographers with their DSLRs and massive 300mm f/2.8 lenses.

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