Turn your iPad into a DSLR with the Padcaster.


I picked this up from ICG magazine of all places. The Padcaster is a housing for the iPad that will let you add tons of accessories. The Lenscaster let’s you add lenses. I could not find out too much info on the lens mount but it looks like manual focus and iris only. The Padcaster sells for $149 and the Lenscaster Padcaster combo is $189. Here is a rip from their website.

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“The strong yet lightweight aluminum frame comes equipped with both 1/4-20 and 3/8-16 threaded holes lining all edges of the Padcaster. Attach external microphones, lights and other camera accessories to enhance filming with the iPad. A tripod thread and locking-pin hole let you easily connect the Padcaster to a tripod, monopod or shoulder mount for stable shooting and a solid feel.

The Lenscaster is your Padcaster and iPad’s best friend. An optional accessory, it lets you attach your favorite lenses to the Padcaster, giving you control over the focus and depth of field for that film-like quality never before possible on an iPad.”

Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood, California. After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography. About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time.
  • Anonymous

    Why would anyone waste money on that ? Is there no end to the iMadness ?

  • Adam

    I don’t think it’s a waste of money. It’s implied that it is originally intended for journalists and the like. Then they can shoot, edit, and share, all from their iPad. I don’t think they’re attempting to replace DSLRs.