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This Telephoto Lens is Designed for iPad Photogs Who Aren’t Self Conscious

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If you thought ordinary iPad photographers looked silly, wait till you spot someone in public with a telephoto lens strapped to the front (er… or back?) of their tablet. The iPad Telephoto Lens is a new external lens attachment for iPad users who would like to squeeze a little extra reach from their tablet camera.

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The lens offers a 10x optical zoom when attached to a iPad 3 or iPad 4, and a 12x zoom when mounted to an iPad Mini. It has a manual focus ring for adjusting the focus — you’ll have to eyeball it, but it helps that you’ll be working with a massive tablet screen.

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Don’t expect fantastic image quality from the glass, since it’s designed more for casual and fun snapshots rather than professional-quality photos. There is noticeable vignetting at the edges, which Photojojo says provides a “dreamy lo-fi look.”

The mounting mechanism between the lens and your iPad consists of a hard plastic connector that snaps onto your tablet. The lens can be unscrewed from the mount for storage when you’re not using it.

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If you’re like your iPad photography to attract weird stares, pointing fingers, and snickers, you can pick up your own iPad Telephoto Lens on Photojojo for $25 (it also appears to be available from Amazon for $18).