While Apple’s iPhone has no problems taking pretty good photographs, we’re sure that photographers out there would like to get as much out of the camera as possible, probably in the hopes that it will be good enough to remove the need for them to bring compact cameras while on the go. While that will depend from photographer to photographer, here’s a little accessory that you might be interested in checking out which should help with the overall quality of your images. Schneider Kreuznach has announced at Photokina 2012 the B+W Smart-Pro which is basically a polarizer for the iPhone’s camera.
This filter is small enough to fit on top of the iPhone’s camera lens and is clicked into place via a magnet, allowing for quick and easy readjusting. Unfortunately based on the demo video, it seems that the lens might be too big and does block the flash on the iPhone when attached, so perhaps using it in conjunction with flash might not be possible. Either that or you will have to adjust it in such a way that it won’t block the flash unit. The B+W Smart-Pro is expected to provide photographers with eliminated reflections, saturated and intense colors along with a better contrast ratio. No word on pricing but it is expected to be available come winter 2012. [Product page (German)]RELATED