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  1. Sam Baker's Avatar
    Hello!

    So, my beastgrip finally arrived from america! Here are some photo's

    I've got an ND filter on there at the moment, but I'm looking to get some lenses to attach to it. I'm using a 37mm-52mm adapter (made by polaroid) with it too.

    Took a little head scratching to work out how to mount it with the 1020 (because of the camera bump), but you just need to install some extra plates and then it fits fine.

    I figured I'd post it here in case anyone had any questions cause there were some threads talking about it before.

    Sam
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    vampireodbc and ronnel0918 like this.
    01-17-2014 03:41 PM
  2. draco76x's Avatar
    Any reviews after using with Lumia 1020??
    01-18-2014 12:37 AM
  3. Sam Baker's Avatar
    Because of the size of the 1020, you don't really have a grip with both hands. Whereas with the right hand side you have that red bar to grip on to, the left hand side there isn't enough room because of the 1020. You can still grab on to something but not the same as the right side. At first I thought this was a bit annoying but the right hand side's bar is stronger than the rest of the whole device, and I think that intentional because holding it with just one hand is actually very easy.

    Other than that, it would be nice to get access to the shutter button but for obvious reasons this is asking too much, after all, it's got to be adaptable to numerous smartphones and it's not really an issue anyway

    I'm still trying to figure out how to get some of my canon lenses on there
    01-18-2014 02:40 AM
  4. John20212's Avatar
    I personally don't see the point of that massive thing. If you want to carry that much crap around you might as well take your DSLR.

    The whole point of smartphone photography is that you can use it without all the bulk of carrying a DSLR, and this grip kind of negates that whole thing.
    hudsonvalley and infestedd like this.
    01-18-2014 09:20 AM
  5. Sam Baker's Avatar
    I think the point is that I would only like to spend 1 lot of 500, and I have chosen that to be my phone. I don't want to spend an additional 500 on a dslr, so by buying this 50 grip I can play around with filters and learn more about photography
    01-18-2014 12:29 PM
  6. John20212's Avatar
    @Sam yeah, I guess that's a good point, if the phone is your main photo/camera device.
    01-18-2014 11:48 PM
  7. Sam Baker's Avatar
    And to be honest, with some of the shots I've seen the 1020 take, I'm willing to accept the 1020 as a dslr replacement (up to a certain point)
    01-19-2014 04:16 AM
  8. Crasstoe's Avatar
    How many DSLRs do you know of with a 41MP sensor and are able to take calls?

    I know sensor size plays a part but i am much happier using the 1020 purely for the UI when using Nokia Camera, not to mention price!

    My BeastGrip arrived yesterday, all I need to arrive now is the adapter for my Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar lens ��
    01-19-2014 08:16 AM
  9. Sam Baker's Avatar
    How many DSLRs do you know of with a 41MP sensor and are able to take calls?

    I know sensor size plays a part but i am much happier using the 1020 purely for the UI when using Nokia Camera, not to mention price!

    My BeastGrip arrived yesterday, all I need to arrive now is the adapter for my Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar lens ��
    Haha! That's the lens I'm going to be using too! Which adapter did you buy?
    01-19-2014 10:15 AM
  10. Crasstoe's Avatar
    Got a M37 - 42mm on the way, and then a set of M42 macro filterson the way to get the image into focus.

    The 1020s downfall is it can't focus on anything closer than 15cm! Adding a couple of macro filters in line will mean I can mount the lens properly. Annoyingly I am abroad with work for the week and I KNOW it is going to turn up whilst I am away!

    Here's mine;
    01-19-2014 03:21 PM
  11. Samuel Yung's Avatar
    This rig looks really nice and it will be on my buying list for sure. Just one question, is the whole thing make up of plastic? I wonder if it's rigid enough from daily abuse...

    BTW, for the argument of "I'll take my DSLR if I need to do it serious", what I believe is, this makes a very good macro adaptor for 1020. If you use DSLR for macro photography, besides the sheer size of camera, lenses and tripod, just the tripod setup and composing for macro shots alone takes a great deal of time, even when comparing the setup of this 1020+Beastgrip combo. And I know what I'm talking... I'm a pro photographer which uses 5DII, Phase One digital back and 4x5 large format. So I think it do have advantages.
    01-25-2014 12:21 PM
  12. Crasstoe's Avatar
    The entire grip (minus rods) is 3D printed plastic. Very tough and should hold up well. Works very well with an LED lamp!

    https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbi...ce=46&refid=17

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    01-25-2014 12:34 PM
  13. darthhen's Avatar
    I think it is too large for anything practical. But for fun side projects, it would be interesting.
    01-26-2014 10:40 AM
  14. Alon Rozenblit's Avatar
    Got a M37 - 42mm on the way, and then a set of M42 macro filterson the way to get the image into focus.

    The 1020s downfall is it can't focus on anything closer than 15cm! Adding a couple of macro filters in line will mean I can mount the lens properly.
    Crasstoe, could you maybe post links to the product pages of the adapter and macro filters? Maybe a tiny mini-guide for us non-knowledgeable? :)

    Thanks!
    01-27-2014 08:35 AM
  15. Crasstoe's Avatar
    No problem. Once everything has arrived and I have it together I'll do a mini guide. There has been a lot of research and I've learnt so much about photography from this little build, I'd be honoured to write a mini guide if it is any help.

    Obviously each camera is different but I should be able to do a pretty easy to follow guide explaining why things are needed for the adapter and what to change for different phones / lenses.
    01-27-2014 08:51 AM
  16. Crasstoe's Avatar
    Crasstoe, could you maybe post links to the product pages of the adapter and macro filters? Maybe a tiny mini-guide for us non-knowledgeable? :)

    Thanks!
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...ml#post2326336

    There you go!
    Skamath and shkshaka like this.
    01-30-2014 04:45 PM
  17. shkshaka's Avatar
    ommmmmmggggg... I'm willing to get mine...
    but Idk anything about lenses or so... im totally newbie in this area... would you help me? can't wait for reviews with the beastgrip... please, do it asap :p
    02-04-2014 05:42 AM
  18. Wesleyshark's Avatar
    04-24-2014 04:12 PM
  19. Crasstoe's Avatar
    How you getting on with it Wesleyshark? Got any lenses or projects in mind?

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    04-24-2014 06:21 PM
  20. Wesleyshark's Avatar
    How you getting on with it Wesleyshark? Got any lenses or projects in mind?

    Sent from my RM-875_eu_euro1_211 using Tapatalk

    I LOVE IT. It's such a breeze to apply and to also remove, but at the same time, it stays secured while in use. It provides a lot of stability and the grips make the phone so much easier to manage while trying to get that perfect shot. The massive size of the phone almost requires something like this to exist, I'd argue. Thankfully, this chassis does the trick!

    The developer is sending me some new extensions that he redesigned to better accommodate the 1520, and he's also sending me a lens too, so I'll be updating my thread once those arrive. But so far- it's been a wonderful experience.

    Took this the other day using Beastgrip and a tripod:

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    04-25-2014 03:59 PM
  21. Crasstoe's Avatar
    Great photo. Vadym Chalenko is a top bloke, always pushing beastgrip too!

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    04-26-2014 02:34 AM
  22. Harry Blair's Avatar
    I am curious about using the beastgrip with my Nokia 1020. But I also use the special camera case with the extra battery included. Do you think the beastgrip will accept this combination. Having the additional battery power is a plus.
    05-17-2014 03:26 PM
  23. Crasstoe's Avatar
    Hi Harry. Afraid it won't fit at all with the Nokia camera grip, believe me I've tried!

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    05-17-2014 05:06 PM
  24. Skamath's Avatar
    Heya Crasstoe.

    You seem to have all important experience with the beastgrip. I have couple of questions.
    There is this other post of yours about beastgrip and snapzoom. which one do you like the best and why?

    When you have the phone attached to beastgrip is there room in between the phone and the actual lens and the grip? the reason I ask this is because Sam in the first post said something about adding more plates in between. How does that work any pictures would be helpful.

    If you get the lens meant to fit directly on the grip without adaptors, do you need to mod the lens with all attachments to get a screen in between for the 1020 to shoot from? again pictures would be much appreciated.

    Cheers
    S
    06-14-2014 06:07 PM
  25. Crasstoe's Avatar
    Hi Skamath,

    Whilst I don't have any pictures to hand, I will do with those available online.

    Small plastic spacers/plates are included with Beastgrip and screw into the brass mounts as this picture shows;



    This fits in between the phone body and grip to ensure that the lens is flush with the hole in Beastgrip so it has a decent viewing angle of any lens etc that you attach.

    There is a few mm's of space between your phone lens and whatever lens you attach to Beastgrip, however you do not need a DOF adapter unless you are attaching SLR lenses. If you intend to attach a Wide Angle Lens or Macro Lens etc you will either need to buy them in a 37mm fit or buy suitable step up rings to ensure they screw on.

    Lenses such as these will not require any modification (obviously within reason, if you get a lens that is too big you may need to add a macro tube to ensure it does not get caught by the grip itself)

    Baby Death 37mm 0.3x Extreme Wide Fisheye Lens + Filter Kit for Skateboarding | eBay
    37 mm 37mm 0.45x Wide Angle Lens Converter + Macro for Canon Sony Panasonic Fuji | eBay

    I hope the above helps :)

    You mention Snapzoom and Beastgrip, they serve 2 different purposes. If you want to add a high powered zoom then use Snapzoom, however with the Lumia 1020 I would say Beastgrip is a better fit as it allows you to attach a wide range of photography accessories, such as lenses, mounts and lights (hot shoe mount).
    06-15-2014 01:43 PM

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