The ILC-P?

Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by wt21, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. wt21

    wt21 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 15, 2010
  2. john m flores

    john m flores All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    I can see this being popular with journalists, reporters, Instagrammers, and bloggers who need their camera to be truly connected but also want other field of views.
  3. bartjeej

    bartjeej Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    hmm, if your phone is primarily used as a camera / you spend a good part of your day photographing or communicating on your phone, I can see this being useful. But if it lives in your pants pockets, like phones usually do (for men anyway), it would be an extra step to add the lens, because the phone plus lens wouldn't fit in your pants pockets comfortably. And at that point, I might as well carry a dedicated camera.
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  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    They will sell them by the tons. People LOVE their phones (I don't get it) and much like crazy pet people love to buy things for their pets, people will buy things for their phones. Whether they use them or not is fairly immaterial.
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  5. aaand: One of them looks like a mini-Otus...! There's another target group :)
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  6. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    I want one already. What does it do?
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  7. Biro

    Biro Super Moderator

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Isn't the Olympus Air 01 pretty much the same deal? Four-thirds sensor on your phone. You can mount any micro four-thirds lens you want on it. But pancakes work best. Only $299.

    Olympus Air A01: Digital Photography Review
  8. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    Check out this little clip from the Exolens page - 3x on the text, and 4x on the tele lens.

  9. wt21

    wt21 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 15, 2010
    I read the reviews on the Exo lenses

    Not good

    I think the idea is to up the lens options
  10. wt21

    wt21 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 15, 2010
    Related but different

    I read the reviews on the air, and passed. It goes to sleep within two minutes, and disconnects from your phone, so you have to wake it and your phone and wait for them to connect again to shoot. And for the air to connect to the phone you have to use the phone's wifi so you lose phone data. Ugh
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  11. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    Oops - those are the non-Zeiss versions, sold only in a complete kit for $129 USD. I'd guess the Zeiss versions would be sold separately for $129 or more each.
  12. john m flores

    john m flores All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    Usability is key. A journalist blogger at an event wants the gear to just work, not require coaxing or attention because they are busy and under time pressure.
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