Tablet photographers rejoice! Sony has a QX camera lens attachment for your big-boy device

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We’ve all seen “that guy” at a concert, holding up his 10-inch tablet to take a quick photo. As horrible of a social injustice as this is (one that should be punishable by flogging), Sony’s upcoming QX10/QX100 lens attachment for tablets is giving this “special sect” of photographers another reason to bring their tablet out on special events.

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The original attachment peaked at 75mm, leaving no way to secure Sony’s lens cameras to larger devices like a Sony Xperia Z Ultra or Nexus 7. With Sony’s new lens attachments — 6-in-all — their QX cameras can be strapped onto devices as big as 190mm wide (insert phallic joke here).

The new arms will be available for Japan in April, with a price tag of around $36. No word on a release in other markets, although we expect them to arrive shortly after the Japanese launch.

[Sony Store (Japan) | via Xperia Blog]

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  • Jason Yuen

    (insert phallic joke here)? Request granted. I bet that lens extends out real long for those extra long exposures.

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      *rimshot*

  • d-rock

    What’s really funny is that if you look close, it’s not even covering the camera lens. That’s a really cool feature then! Just attach it and take pictures? Bluetooth attachable camera? Nope…just a bad photoshop job. Try getting that lens over that camera there on the corner of the tablet!

  • Fodografes

    Who the hell brings a tablet to a concert? Maybe cause I mostly listen to EDM and Djs, but i have never seen such a thing.

    • fechhelm

      Speaking as a parent with kids, you’d be surprised how many kids sporting events, and school performances are being photographed and recorded with tablets.

      • Fodografes

        That I can see.

        However as stated in the article… a concert. Be it Afrojack, Eminem, JayZ, Taylor Swift or anyone else… I have never seen such a thing. Half the time I get hassled for bringing my Olympus Mirrorless that is no bigger than the average point and shoot.

        • Don_SoLow

          I’ve seen it multiple times at 2 Odd Future concerts I’ve been to and couldn’t understand it at all. Most of them had iPads and I was really wishing someone bump them and make them drop it.

  • Chimphappyhour

    No. Just no.

  • steveb944

    Douchebagery rejoice!

    And look at those attachments, they’re so…. big.

  • Craig Becker

    Wow, just when I thought you couldnt look like any more of a d-bag holding up your ipad or tablet to take a picture… This takes asian tourist to a new level!

  • guitarist5122

    Sony lost some respect here. Anyone who give DBags an excuse to take pics with their tablet, is also a DBag in my book. (and yes I have a tablet [a Samsung], so it’s not tablet envy. just in case any DBag who take pics a with tablet want to get defensive)

  • Delmar

    Cant this camera be used with bluetooth ?

  • sfgiantchamps

    Lol all these comments tickle my stomach. First of all, the Sony lens is bad ass. As a owner of the QX10, I enjoy it better than those DSLR’s. It’s compact, and works with all phones and tablets using wi-fi. As far as the new attachment for the tablets, awesome. Have you tried taking pictures at night or your kids performance from a distance and received poor pixel photos on say an Ipad? This is where you wish you had that extended attachment to get 18mp or 20mp shots from the QX10/100. Research before you speak out and complain.