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Getting a “TV View” with an iPhone 6

Looking at a tennis court from behind as seen on Television

Screenshot of Tennis Court from Behind as Seen of TV

 

 

 

 

Smartphone mounted on fence from outside the court

Smartphone mounted on fence from outside the court

We received this question the other day from Anthony:  “I have an iPhone  6 Plus and want to capture the “tv” shot. Is there a lens that I could purchase or/and an accessory that would help? ”

My reply follows:

Those TV shots are made with special, large lenses so they can get that view without any distortion.  They are also  further back  (up in the stands) from the court and then zoomed in.  So duplicating it will be dificult.
From watching our many YouTube videos,  you are aware of the view using the QM-1 from the back of the court, on top the fence.   If the iPhone 6 does not have a wide enough angle (I’m not that familiar with it), you can add on a small lense like this one, click here.  In my experience, an add-on lense would be needed to capture the whole court.
Here’s an example of a .45x lense – too narrow in my view.
Here’s a .67x lense example.  Still not the best, but better.  Overall, I found the .67x lense to work best.  Hope that helps!
Regards,
Mike
PS  The iPhone 6 will work well with the Smartphone Adapter sold here at MyTennisTools.

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