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New Sony Add-On Lets Tablet Users Strap the QX Lens Cameras to Their Devices Too

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Tablet photography is something of an oxymoron for most photographers, but there are those who occasionally (or more than occasionally) snap a photo on their iOS or Android tablet, and Sony would like to help those people take better pictures.

To that effect, the company has released a new add-on that will allow tablet users to securely fasten their QX10 or QX100 lens cameras to their tablets as well as their phones.

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The add-on, going by the model name SPA-TA1, looks identical to the attachment accessory for phones only, well, bigger. Users will have six adjustable arms to choose from — allowing you, in theory, to attach the lens cameras to just about any tablet.

For now, Sony has only announced the tablet add-on in Asia, where it will arrive in April for a suggested retail price of 3,675 Yen (or about $36 US). No word yet on if or when it will arrive stateside, but we’ll be sure to update this post just as soon as we hear anything.

(via Engadget)


 
  • Jordan Butters

    Facepalm.

  • gochugogi

    I’ve yet to see a QX lens in the wild but I see lots of people using iPads to shoot video.

  • Mike

    LOL

  • connycoruso

    While I might understand the use of these lenses on a smartphone, “so you don’t have to carry an extra camera”, if you can carry a tablet around, you can certainly carry a decent camera too.

    Also, this lens means more people will be using tablets to take photos, forever ruining the view of whoever happens to be behind them.

  • http://www.michaelpalmer.com/ Michael Palmer

    Oh my. Give it up already Sony!

  • Renato Murakami

    It’s like Sony is actually managing to sell some of those… anyone has data on that? I’m actually curious…

  • JoeNoName

    oddly enough various companies are copying this gadget such as Vivitar and the new Kodak, and even more, it (is or was) sold out in the entire UK

  • Alecio J Evangelista

    So far that lens was the worst thing that I ever bought related to photography, I returned of course. Almost every photo I took with that was bad compared with the iPhone.

  • Alecio J Evangelista

    I so agree with you

  • Alecio J Evangelista

    Terrible…. The only thing that a cell phone like the iPhone doesn’t have is the zoom , other than that the lens is a waist of money and time.

  • http://www.michaelpalmer.com/ Michael Palmer

    Sold out could mean they only had a very small number. I’ve yet to see one in the wild.

  • Guest

    This is a product only engineers could love. Yes, I can see why they’re trying it. No, I don’t see it standing a ghost of a chance except with the technically enthusiastic.

  • JoeNoName

    meh, pointless to discuss