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Holga iPhone 5 Lens Filter Kit Lets You Call The Shots


The Holga SLFT-IP5 Special Lens & Filter Turret For iPhone 5 is the ultimate smartphone camera accessory.

Not only does it help you take oddly beautiful photos with your iPhone 5, its retro “phone dial” design makes your phone (and its owner) look cool and sophisticated.




If the Holga SLFT-IP5 Special Lens & Filter Turret For iPhone 5 looks a little familiar then congrats on having a good, though not quite photographic memory.

The familiarity is the result of the SLFT-IP5 being a minor design update of the SLFT-IP4. The turret design is virtually the same; the main differences are in the dimensions owing to the iPhone 5 being slightly taller than its predecessor the iPhone 4.




Since the Holga SLFT-IP5 Special Lens & Filter Turret For iPhone 5 slips over the entire front face of any iPhone 5, it had to be modified to reflect Apple's own generational update.

Now that that's clear, we can move on to the accessory itself which is NOT a camera but a neato accessory for your smartphone's built-in digital camera.




The turret holds nine different filters and special effect lenses (plus a “dummy” lens for regular photos) arranged in a circle reminiscent of an old-style rotary dial telephone.

There's no software to instal and no connections to be made, direct or wireless. Simply dial up the lens or filter you want and snap away!




The Holga SLFT-IP5 Special Lens & Filter Turret For iPhone 5 comes in a variety of colors including red, yellow, blue, black and white.

It's available for ordering online at Superheadz in Japan and at Amazon.com priced in the $25-$30 range, though certain colors are more difficult to find. (images via Hi Consumption)

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Steve Levenstein
J A P A N O R A M A
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