US$20 clip-on x6 optical zoom lens for camera phoines
January 4, 2007 Mobile phones with cameras are proving to be immensely useful for many purposes, mainly because they have the advantage of always being with you. Sadly, the evolution of many potential niche markets is being held back by phone manufacturers who wish to sell you their latest 2MPX and no optical zoom model this year before they’ll sell you another one with 4MPX and x2 zoom next year, even though they could deliver a much higher spec now if they wanted to. Accordingly, cameras with high quality optics are still rare and optical zoom lenses on cameras are even rarer. So if you’re one of those people who would like to have a x6 optical zoom on your mobile and would gladly pay big bucks for it, here’s one that will do the job for just US$20. It has a manual zoom and focus but as you can see from the images on their site, it works very well, particularly at that price. The mounting for the zoom clips onto Nokia N72, 6230, 6230i, 6680, 6600, 6630, 7610 and 6681 phones and Sony Ericsson K750i, W800i, W810i and W550i/W600i models. Via the Red Ferret.