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iPhone telephoto lens gives you 12x zoom

Don't set out for a day of paparazzi training without this camera accessory from Vtec stuck to your smartphone

We love iPhone camera accessories because they take up almost as much room as a compact camera and you’ll inevitably leave them at home. But there’s still something mighty tempting about sticking beautifully awkward add-ons to the one gadget we can’t bear to be without rather than spending hundreds on new gear.

Take this Vtec telephoto lens – for £35 you’ll be able to add 12x zoom to your smartphone shots plus, as a bonus, it offers the joys that come from using a manual focus ring, instead of prodding at your touchscreen. The aluminium lens screws onto a plain black cover that comes with a mini tripod for support in the lens kit and it won’t trouble your guns at just 118g.

Yes, it will make you look silly but just think, you’ll be the one laughing when you get your first candid celeb snaps published in Hello! magazine. Don’t forget us when you’re rolling around in paparazzi cash.

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Dan is Editor-in-chief of Stuff, working across the magazine and the Stuff.tv website.  Our Editor-in-Chief is a regular at tech shows such as CES in Las Vegas, IFA in Berlin and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as well as at other launches and events. He has been a CES Innovation Awards judge. Dan is completely platform agnostic and very at home using and writing about Windows, macOS, Android and iOS/iPadOS plus lots and lots of gadgets including audio and smart home gear, laptops and smartphones. He's also been interviewed and quoted in a wide variety of places including The Sun, BBC World Service, BBC News Online, BBC Radio 5Live, BBC Radio 4, Sky News Radio and BBC Local Radio.

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