Magnifi is the world’s first iPhone photoadapter case. Magnifi connects the camera on your iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5s, or SE to your favorite optical instrument, allowing you to take pictures and video through the eyepiece. This includes binoculars, microscopes, telescopes, and almost anything else with an eyepiece.
How it Works
To use Magnifi, simply slip your phone into the Magnifi case and drop it over the eyepiece. Using the built-in camera app, slide the case onto your eyepiece until the image border becomes crisp. Snap the latch closed to lock things in place, and you are ready to go!
Magnifi utilizes a low maintenance afocal design, meaning there are no extra lenses to keep clean. Rather, it works by precisely aligning the iPhone’s camera with the optical axis of your existing eyepiece.
Magnifi is a two-piece design. It’s case and eyepiece adapter are connected via Magnifi’s unique bayonet mount. To assemble, simply align the two colored dots, and twist counter-clockwise to lock.
Magnifi is made from impact-resistant polycarbonate plastic, the same plastic that is used in Nalgene® bottles and nearly all top-end phone cases.
A Case, Not a Bracket
Magnifi is the world’s first iPhone photoadapter case system, meaning it is slim enough to fit in your pocket and it follows you wherever you go. It’s a conversation starter and a symbol of your passion or profession.
Magnifi is equipped with a safety latch below the phone’s dock connector that holds your iPhone securely in the case. The latch engages automatically with an audible click whenever you slide your phone into the case. Press down on the latch to release.
Will Magnifi Work For Me?
Given the wide variety in optical instruments out there, it is essential that you measure your application against Magnifi's specifications before ordering to ensure that Magnifi will work for you. Specifically:
1. Magnifi is designed to work with eyepieces that are 1in – 1.5in in diameter (25mm – 38mm).
2. Magnifi must also be able to slide over the eyepiece at least 1in (25mm) without obstruction, so that the camera's optics can get close enough to the eyepiece for alignnment.
Custom Sizing Bands
For eyepieces on the smaller end of the diameter range specified above, Magnifi comes with custom molded silicone sizing bands that slide over your eyepiece to ensure that you get the same great fit, each and every time.
Tips and Tricks at your Fingertips
A QR code on the inside of your Magnifi case links directly to a How-To Video, in case you ever get stuck. It stays with you wherever you go, so you don’t have to tote around a paper manual. There are a number of free apps on the Apple App Store that can read QR codes. If you are just getting started, we recommend using RedLaser.
There's an App for That...
All you need to get started is the iPhone's built-in camera app. However, so many people have been holding their phones up to the eyepiece that there are a number of apps designed for iPhone eyepiece photography. For starters, check out the eyeMicroscope app that let's you add automatic scale bars to your images.
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