Six lenses, two grips, case, shutter button and strap. Who needs a Leica?
John Shingleton in Australia drew this cornucopia of photographer's delight to my attention. Who needs a Leica, a Sony, a Nikon or a Fuji when you can have a full set of tools like this in your pocket?
It's to the photographer what the Swiss Army knife is to the boy scout. For $316 on Amazon.com you get a sturdy case with physical shutter button, two grips (the Canon utility model and the Hasselblad chip off the old block), a rather nice fetching wrist strap and, wait for it, SIX interchangeable lenses, fisheye to telephoto. What's not to like about this? It might even help you take good photos, thanks to the iPhone which you have to provide yourself. There's even a screwdriver if my eyes serve me correctly.
By all accounts this impressive piece of kit emanates from Hong Kong and I found a version which looks identical but refers only to "lenses" not "six lenses" on Amazon UK for a mere £119.99 plus £4.59 to bring it from the Far East. I'm not sure if it is exactly the same as the one on Amazon.com but it is the same brand, so caveat emptor. I'm tempted, just for the novelty of it all. I wouldn't mind betting Ivor Cooper, who has an iPhone case for every occasion, orders one....