Big and heavy iPads was never the most comfortable option while taking a photo or shooting a video. The introduction of iPad Mini in November last year has made photography fun again. Its bears the closest similarity in internal features with the iPad 2. However, the reduced screen size from the standard 9.7 inches to 7.9 inches made all the difference. The iPad Mini is lighter and smaller in size, thus making it easier to handle and the screen is also large enough to give an enormous viewfinder.
But what if you get something more with this? How about attaching your iPad Mini with a double-handled case which not only makes it easy to hold the iPad Mini, but also accommodate different lenses? If still this is not enough to bowl you over, how about having the option of mounting it on a tripod for shake-free shooting experience.
When Dave Basulto, a high-school media arts teacher in South Pasadena, California referred the iPad Mini to his students, the 5-megapixel photos and 1080p video recordings were highly satisfying. But in spite of the video stabilization feature of the iPad Mini, the images and videos Basulto’s students were bringing back were shaky and disturbed.
In comes the iOgrapher Mini Mount, the brainchild of Dave Basulto. It is an all-purpose film making case – the very first to be designed for the iPad Mini. There is a lens mount area where you can add 37mm lenses. The three accessory shoes on the top are designed to attach lighting and audio gear. The bottom area of the case is designed in such a way that the device gets easily mounted on any tripod or portable dolly.
With the probable date of release set in June this year, the iOgrapher has already started making headlines. If the Kickstarter funding deadline of the product is met, modifications in the design will be made to fit in the fisheye, telephoto and wide angle lenses. Basulto is already busy creating prototypes for other Apple models like the iPhone 4S, the iPhone 5 and the iPad 2. But in my opinion, nothing among them will be able to get closer to the iPod Mini in terms of field-shooting as it is perfect in size.