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ipad snap on wide angle lens

Hi at my work I have to measure a few houses (all of the walls on the outside) and I find its easiest to take a photo on my ipad, and write the dimentions right on the photo. The only problem I had was I had a hard time taking photos with the ipad because the photos were so "close up". I had to stand way back basically in the woods  in order to get the side of the house in view, and even still I could not take the photo in one shot because the house was very large (and the yard was very small).

What is the widest angle lens that is sold for the ipad 3 ("new ipad") ?
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
From a photographic point of view they are all much about the same as Fisheye/Wide-anlge lens that fit to a standard clip over the iPad (2, 3 or 4) camera.  If you use a case for your iPad you'll find you need to remove it to use the clip otherwise you get background light and problems with centering.

I was lucky enough to be given the Gizmon version which has interchangable lenses including wide-angle and macro which would work well for what you seem to be needing but I'm sure the other manufacturer's offerings will work equally well.  There is quite a bit of distortion which you'd expect from this kind of view - not sure how that would work with your annotations but the whole set up is relatively cheap so almost worth getting just to "play" with.
Do you really need a wide angle lens? Won't the new panorama feature do what you want (and probably better)?


Eoin OSullivanConsultantCommented:
The iPad 3 does not support the Panorama feature in iOS7 so that is not an option unfortunately.

There are a multitude of wide angle lenses right up to fisheye with a large level of distortion.  A quick look on Amazon will reveal lots of options for just a few $$ but I cannot recommend a specific brand as Idon't have any really wide angle units.

What you REALLY will be interested in is this new scanner for iPad .. hopefully coming soon.
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