Stretching the focal length of the Palm Pre camera

Posted By on February 17, 2010

Palm Pixi and PrePalm Pre and Pixi webOS users have been patiently waiting for the soon to be released 1.4 software  OS update for their smartphones (it was expected Monday).  While waiting, I spent a few minutes fidgeting with the camera on my cellphone, wondering if there will be any tweaks beyond video. Rumor has it that we’ll be getting the camcorder (big deal, the old Palm OS already had it) and the ability to stream Flash video, a bigger deal.

Anyway, last year I tinkered with trying different techniques for macro photography, mostly using a pair of reading glasses, and have been wondering if its worth making a set of stick on contact lenses for my cellphone — I’m only half joking. Yesterday,  I took a couple telephoto style photos out the back window … one without and one using a 7 x 50 binoculars.

Without Binoculars With Binoculars
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Comments

  • Palm Pre User

    Do keep me posted on the “contact lens” think you mentioned. I’ve looked into this but not found anything that is really usable. What I really want is a fisheye lens that can capture the inside of small rooms for inclusion in realestaste sales emails. It would be great.

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