Ever since successfully crowdfunding the initial “BeastGrip” on Kickstarter back in 2013, BeastGrip have become the de-facto go-to “rig” for serious videographers and photojournalists using the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus (and other smart phones) to capture news, events and plenty of amazing videos, whether for fun or for cash.
Following the initial 3D printed version, the BeastGrip morphed into the Beast Grip Pro allowing more adjustment and the ability to use various Android and other non-iOS devices in addition to introducing a slicker and more polished design compared to the predecessor. Not long after, the company’s first DOF (Depth of field) Adapter became a reality, and not BeastGrip are working on getting the Mark II of their DOF adapter ready.
Feast your eyes on some fresh iPhone 7 Plus footage captured with the upcoming BeastGrip DOF Adapter Mark II, which will be ready to hit Kickstarter sometime in the Spring.
We happened to be in Chicago for the monumental Women’s March on January 21 and saw a wonderful display of one of the largest cities in the U.S. joining together for a special cause – it was truly heartwarming to be there. We wanted to test out our latest prototype of the DOF Adapter Mk 2 and found that this was the perfect opportunity to take a wide variety of different shots to demonstrate its versatility and artistic style.
In case you’re not familiar with the original Beastgrip DOF (depth of field) Adapter and the technology behind it, it’s a special piece of gear that allows you to attach SLR or DSLR lenses to your smartphone to create a beautiful, cinematic depth of field effect that you have to see to believe.
While it is not yet clear exactly what the differences between the original DOF adapter and the Mark II would be, I suspect a built-in compatibility with the pesky dual camera on the iPhone 7 Plus is going to probably be one of the key features. I expect the Mark II to be even more refined and solid than the previous generation.
The ability to use SLR lenses can truly transform your iphoneography and take it to the next level. Here is a list of equipment and lenses used by BeastGrip for the video above:
- Beastgrip Pro
- Beastgrip DOF Adapter Mk 2
- Nikon 50mm f1.8 Lens
- Rokinon 85mm t1.5 Cine Lens
- FiLMiC Pro
Just for the record, BeastGrip make an iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Upgrade kit ($13) for the BeastGrip Pro rig (which in itself costs $140). To learn more about the BeastGrip Pro and other gadgets they make head over to their website here.
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