Perhaps the new Rollei 8x telephoto lens for iPhone 4 won’t actually help paparazzi win over celeb subjects, but it certainly is adorable.
The mini F 1.1, 18mm zoom from RCP-Technik – whose name-brand Rollei was a medium format industry leader for decades – clips on to the iPhone’s backside with a special (included) hard case, and manually focuses from 3 meters to infinity.
Weighing just 45 grams (about 1½ ounces), the lens is an easy way to get even more out of the impressive camera in Apple’s latest model, which boasts 5 megapixels of resolution and an LED flash.
For €34.95 ($50), you get the lens, the hard case and a mini tripod with mount, for the ultimate in mobile photo fidelity. Release date has been set for the end of April.