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    iPhone Mounting Bracket from NuvoFocus

    INTRODUCTION


    We wanted to produce a bracket with Total Solutions, with full Functionality, with a beautiful Minimalist Design, and also economical (minimalist pricing).

    We believe that we have succeeded meeting all our goals.

    The bracket can be used with all Tech Camera in the market, it includes a pre-engineered 0.45x Wide Angle Lens, it has inherent design advantage to minimize vertical Parallax and eliminate horizontal Parallax, it provides 'Simple and Secure' mounting of iPhone onto the bracket, and 'Quick and Easy' attachment to Camera. The bracket is made of black anodized aluminum and high tensile black Nylon, and is produced using high precision CNC machines.

    The bracket is 'simple, light, compact, functional and beautiful.'

    An option to use iPro Wide Angle Lens from Schneider to those who want to have better optical quality in their ViewFinder is also available.

    And we have succeeded to produce the products with 'Minimalist Pricing.'

    Please check Commercial Vendor Sales and Service Forum inside of Buy and Sell at the bottom of Forum directory for pricing and how to order.





    The picture below show the iPhone Mounting Bracket in Horizontal position with Acra-Swiss Rm3di.

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    Total Solutions - iPhone Mounting Bracket

    TOTAL SOLUTION

    1. FITS TO ALL TECH CAMERAS

    The iPhone Mounting Bracket was designed to mount an iPhone easily and securely to all popular Tech Cameras; Arca-Swiss, ALPA, and Cambo cameras.

    The 'Axis Rod' of iPhone Mounting Bracket fits into the Lens Shade Receptacle of Arca-Swiss without an adapter while both ALPA and Cambo require an adapter. ALPA adapter is affixed on the camera body with two screws and Cambo adapter is a Cold Shoe.


    Pic #1: Base Bracket (for Arca-Swiss)
    Pic #2: ALPA (left) and Cambo (right) adapter
    Pic #3: Bracket with ALPA adapter
    Pic #4: Bracket with Cambo adapter

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    Total Solutions - iPhone Mounting Bracket

    TOTAL SOLUTIONS


    2. PRE-ENGINEERED 0.45x WIDE ANGLE LENS

    iPhone Mounting Bracket comes with the pre-engineered 0.45x Wide Angle Lens Adapter which allows 35mm lens to be used with IQ180 or P45+. The lens fits on the retaining Lens Clip and be easily inserted or removed. The pictures above with ALPA and Cambo adapters are iPhone Mounting Bracket with standard 0.45x Wide Angle Lens Adapter.

    3. OPTION FOR iPro WIDE ANGLE LENS BY SCHNEIDER

    NuvoFocus also provide an option to use iPro lens from Schneider Optical for those who want to have better optical quality in their ViewFinder. Both Bower and iPro have the same viewing angle, 0.45x but iPro has less 'barrel distortion' compare to Bower. We only provide the Bayonet mount and iPro can be ordered from Schneider.


    Pic #1: iPhone 4S image with Bower 0.45x Wide Angle Lens
    Pic #2: iPhone 4S image with iPro 0.45x Wide Angle Lens
    Pic #3: Size comparison beween Bower (left, 1.3" dia.) and iPro (right, 1.0" did.)
    Pic #4: iPro Lens (left), Bayonet mount for iPro (center) and iPro with Bayonet mount (right)


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    Functional - iPhone Mounting Bracket

    FUNCTIONAL

    The iPhone Mounting Bracket was designed to mount an iPhone easily and securely to any Tech Cameras, such that an iPhone can be used both off and on a camera during the photo sessions.

    1. MINIMUM PARALLAX ERROR

    The iPhone Mounting Bracket is designed to minimize the Parallax Error by reducing the distance between the iPhone camera lens and the main camera lens by locating the receptacle of the Axis Rod as close as possible to the main lens optical axis.

    Also, the Axis Rod and the iPhone Lens Axis are exactly aligned such that the iPhone lens axis remains vertically aligned with the main lens optical axis in either 'horizontal' or 'vertical' orientation of iPhone to eliminate the Horizontal Parallax Error.


    2. SIMPLE AND SECURE MOUNTING OF iPHONE

    iPhone sits on a contoured aluminum bar and secured with a sliding pressure bar which is made with high tensile Nylon. Also, the iPhone is securely placed between a lens clip and a Axis Mount which are also made with high tensile Nylon to prevent the scratching of the phone surfaces while providing the strength.

    Pic #1: The iPhone Mounting Bracket components include, 1) Wide Angle Lens, 2) Contoured Aluminum Base Bar with lens clip and Axis Mount, 3) Sliding Pressure Bar, and 4) Axis Rod.
    Pic #2: Assembly of base bar, lens clip, axis mount and axis rod.
    Pic #3: Fully Assembled Base Model.
    Pic #4: iPhone slides into between lens clip and Axis Mount.
    Pic #5: Sliding Pressure Bar securely hold the iPhone onto the countered aluminum base bar.



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    Functional - iPhone Mounting Bracket

    FUNCTIONAL


    3. QUICK AND EASY ATTACHMENT OF THE BRACKET ONTO A CAMERA

    The 'Axis Rod' of iPhone Mounting Bracket fits into the Lens Shade Receptacle of Arca-Swiss without an adapter while both ALPA and Cambo require an adapter.

    ALPA adapter should be secured on ALPA camera by means of two screws and Cambo adapter is simply inserted into 'cold shoe mount' of the camera. There are two screws on Cambo adapter so it can be securely attached by tightening the screws onto the edges of 'cold shoe mount.'

    The Axis Rod has three flat surfaces which are 90 degree from each other. iPhone Mounting Bracket can be positioned either in horizontal or vertical orientation by simply rotating the Bracket then secure the position by 'thumb screw.'

    ALPA (left) adapter is attached on ALPA camera by tightening two screws on pre-drilled screw holes on ALPA camera.



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    Functional - iPhone Mounting Bracket

    FUNCTIONAL


    3. QUICK AND EASY... (continued)

    The iPhone is secured with a clip to the base frame, and the bracket is attached to the adapter shoe, secured by a thumbscrew. The mounting bracket can be rotated in either a horizontal or vertical orientation, while maintaining a stationary iPhone camera lens position.

    Pic #1: The bracket with ALPA adapter in Horizontal position
    Pic #2: The bracket with ALPA adapter in Vertical position


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    Mimimalist Design - iPhone Mounting Bracket

    MINIMALIST DESIGN


    The concept of minimalist design is to strip everything down to its essential quality and achieve simplicity. The idea is not completely without ornamentation, but that all parts, details and joinery are considered as reduced to a stage where no one can remove anything further to improve the design.

    Definition of Minimalism Design Concept from Wikipedia



    The design was inspired by the Minimalist Design Concept.

    We envisioned a photographer carrying the bracket with iPhone in his shirt pocket while hiking to his favorite site, then take it out to visualize the image while hand holding it, setup his camera and make proper settings to camera, then attach the bracket to camera to fine-tune the composition. Take several shots then put it back into his shirt pocket and continue his hiking to next spot.

    Simple, compact, light, functional and beautiful.


    Less is more
    Mies van der Rohe, Architect

    Pic #1: Our product
    Pic #2: Piet Mondrian - Composition # 10, My design inspiration.

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    Minimalist Pricing - iPhone Mounting Bracket

    MINIMALIST PRICING


    Please check Commercial Vendor Sales and Service Forum inside of Buy and Sell at the bottom of Forum directory for pricing and how to order.

    I will answer any technical questions regarding the bracket in this thread.

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    Ideas - iPhone Mounting Bracket

    TO MOUNT COMPENDIUM SHADE FROM A-S


    A German photographer had a brilliant idea to use an ALPA adapter to mount the compendium shade from Arca-Swiss on his ALPA camera.


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    Re: iPhone Mounting Bracket from NuvoFocus

    I will give details and show an image when the adapter has arrived .
    Regards . Jürgen .
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    Re: iPhone Mounting Bracket from NuvoFocus

    Droid?

    It's hard being a PC guy in a Apple/Mac world...

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    Re: iPhone Mounting Bracket from NuvoFocus

    Quote Originally Posted by kdphotography View Post
    Droid?

    It's hard being a PC guy in a Apple/Mac world...

    It is almost impossible to design a bracket for Android phones since there are so many different models with different phone sizes and the location of phone camera. Maybe a Windows Phone designed and made by Microsoft, soon?

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    Re: iPhone Mounting Bracket from NuvoFocus

    Quote Originally Posted by kdphotography View Post
    Droid?

    It's hard being a PC guy in a Apple/Mac world...
    Nothing can be changed easier than that .
    Join the MAC World and you will ask yourself why you have Not done that earlier.
    Regards . Jürgen .
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    Re: iPhone Mounting Bracket from NuvoFocus

    You're providing a very nice, clean bracket solution for technical cameras. An iPod Touch might be the solution for Droid users.

    You should see my $9.88 solution. No duct tape either!

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    Re: iPhone Mounting Bracket from NuvoFocus

    Jae_moon sent me an ALPA ADAPTER which I wanted to attach to my ALPA's to see if I can use my ARCA SWISS bellows hood .
    Yes , one can . See the attached images .

    Please note , the Jae's ALPA adapter was not created for the purpose I was thinking about . Therefore the measurements are not a 100% , but the adapter can very well be used on the ALPA SWA and the STC .

    Attachment 60989

    The adapter attaches exactly in the middle of the SWA .
    The hight is not exactly as it should be , but works fine .

    Attachment 60990

    If you want the hight to be exact , you should add a shim plate , as can be seen in the above image .

    Attachment 60991

    The adapter on the STC . Not a 100% in horizontal/vertical position .
    But works ok , especially of your back has a sensor size 37x49 and not bigger .

    I am working on a design for a "100%" adapter solution .
    But at least , I can now use the ARCA bellows hood which I still have from my LF time .
    Regards . Jürgen .
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    Re: iPhone Mounting Bracket from NuvoFocus

    I'm loving this on my Cambo AE.

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    Re: iPhone Mounting Bracket from NuvoFocus

    Can’t find any NuvoFocus app in the Apple app store. Any ideas?

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    Re: iPhone Mounting Bracket from NuvoFocus

    "Can’t find any NuvoFocus app in the Apple app store. Any ideas?"

    The ALPA eFinder app? https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/alpa...405837177?mt=8

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    Re: iPhone Mounting Bracket from NuvoFocus

    and viewfinder pro also (about the same)

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    Re: iPhone Mounting Bracket from NuvoFocus

    Do any of them calc the distance focus “offset”? Like for the Arca R lenses? It seems that the Nuvofocuse was going to do that…

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    Re: iPhone Mounting Bracket from NuvoFocus

    Quote Originally Posted by awolf View Post
    Can’t find any NuvoFocus app in the Apple app store. Any ideas?
    NuvoFocus iPhone App was developed and tested with two group of beta testers but I decided not to release as a product.

    The App was designed to do the following:

    . DoF and HFD calculator
    . Variable Focal Length ViewFinder
    . Parallax adjustment
    . Lens Tilt/Swing Angle Calculator
    . Translate the focus distance into a Focus Setting for a specific lens with Lens Equation.
    . Graphic display of Lens Tilt/Swing settings for Near and Far Focus Objects.
    . And many more

    The App was received extremely well by many Pro users, but I encountered a formidable obstacle, how much a user is willing to pay.

    Many still have the idea that a software should be FREE or CHEAP. Most testers thought that the App should be in the range of $50 - 100, and a simple financial analysis will tell anyone that it is not a viable business.

    Jae Moon

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    I think a significant number of people who sell apps thru the app store would disagree that "it is not a viable business".

    The App store has set new benchmarks for viable models for pricing and distribution of applications. It dosn't suit everyone, but for those that embrace it, there is certainly money to be made.

    What you sell, and at how much is obviously entirley up to you.

    Regards

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    Clearance Sale: iPhone 4 & 4S Mounting Bracket

    With the introduction of new iPhone 5, we are offering up to 50% discount to iPhone 4 & 4S Mounting Bracket and Accessories.

    Please check Commercial Vendor Sales and Service Forum inside of Buy and Sell at the bottom of Forum directory for REDUCED pricing and how to order.


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    Re: iPhone Mounting Bracket from NuvoFocus

    Having used this on an Alpa for a while, there are pluses and minuses. Major plus - it is 1/3 the price of the Alpa device. Major minus - the holder is tilted (>3 degrees in my case) relative to the camera. Yes, the tilt can be calibrated out in Alpa's software but it looks strange and is out of keeping with the precision of the rest of the system.

    It may just be my unit that has this problem, but the fact that it can occur is a design flaw. I guess you pay your money and make your choice.

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    Re: iPhone Mounting Bracket from NuvoFocus

    Jae/Nuvo Focus,

    Any further thought on making the NuvoFocus App commercially available?

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