The new iPhone RIG

I’ve been seeing a lot of posts on the movie by Detention Films called the『Uneasy Lies The Mind』. This movie was shot entirely on the iPhone. To elaborate, this movie was shot using our iPhone 5/5s SLR Jacket. We had received a message from Ricky Forsheim of Detention Films that the shoot was finished and…

SLR Jacket – Tombo’s Log 03 (Dusting with iPad mini)

One of the issues anyone would face regarding the DOF adapter and the focusing screen is dust. If you switch lenses often on the SLR Jacket, you’re prone to get dust on your focusing screen. You’ll need to take the GG holder out and use a air blower to get the dust off. Sometimes you…

SLR Jacket – Tombo’s Log 01

  We have made quite a few Turtleback branded products, namely the TurtleJacket. A lot has gone into designing and manufacturing these products. It has been, hard, but I’m sure the the team who have invested countless time and effort for it would agree with me that it has been an exciting learning experience for all of…

Zenit 16mm F2.8 “Fish Eye” Lens

Recently I started posting cheap affordable lenses that worked well with the SLR Jacket on our facebook page. I’ve included the latest 50mm f2 offering of the Russian brand Zenit. Decade or two ago, Zenit lenses would’ve been dirt cheap. Zenit lenses were made of metal back then and they went for an unbelievably low price…

TurtleHead – iPhone App Designed for DOF Adapter users

The TurtleHead is the ultimate camera app for any Turtleback DOF Adapter / DSLR Lens Mount users. TurtleHead will take the pain-staking process of getting your iPhone camera to lock its focus to the focusing screen of the DOF Adapter. 1. One touch prep button to calibrate the iPhone camera to the DOF Adapter 2….

Introducing TurtleHead – A specialized app for D.O.F. Adapter Users

Much anticipated App for DOF users has been released. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/turtlehead/id492084472?mt=8 TurtleHead might work with any DOF adapters out on the market (other than our DOF adapters). Please give it a try! This version of the TurtleHead is free. It is possible to use the DOF adapter with the normal camera app. However, there are few…

almost DSLR 1.6.1 manual

For all the DOF Adapter / SLR Mount users, here is a turtleback version of the manual for the latest almostDSLR (ver 1.6.1). We’ve included a part about setting up your DOF adapter with almostDSLR on the manual. For any questions about using almostDSLR with your DOF adapter, please leave a comment and we’ll do…

Banana Milkshake Turtleback DOF adapter + Shotgun Mic via XLR adapter

Recently we invested in a blender in the hopes of making milkshake. A wonderful and super talented photographer Quist let me use her studio for testing out the blender. We decided to document all this using the iPhone4 + Turtlejacket + DOF adapter AND the shotgun mic that we recently acquired. All of it was…

Movie shooting support tools

Recently when I go into photo accessories shop I began to see more and more of those relating to movie shooting particularly various brackets to secure DSLRs when you shoot movie.  Most of them are made to fit the popular Canon EOS 5D Mark2.  I wanted to see if it can be used with our…