iPhone 13 and Beastgrip Gear

September 14, 2021

The new iPhones 13 Series are almost here, and it’s always exciting time to watch Apple Keynote find out what is coming next with the new iPhones!

This year is no exception, especially after so many leaks pointing at huge improvements in the camera department, it’s exciting to finally get official release information confirming great updates to the camera system on the new iPhones, especially on iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max. With a new Cinematic Mode, ProRes format, improved low light performance, upgraded camera modules with larger sensor on wide 26mm camera and new 3X (77mm) telephoto camera and auto-focus Ultra-wide 13mm camera.

And we are proud to see our Beastgrip Pro was used in production by two-time Academy Award winning director Kathryn Bigelow and Oscar-nominated cinematographer Greig Fraser to showcase the iPhone 13 Pro Series cinematic capabilities!

Every time Apple releases new iPhones there are always some changes in the form factor, and even slight changes in the camera module size and position may affect the performance with our existing gear. It is too early to tell how the new iPhones 13 series will work with all Beastgrip gear since we need to test everything once we have new phones in our hands. However, there are few things we can predict now, based on available information.

Beastgrip Pro

iPhone 13 and 13 mini should be fully compatible with our universal Beastgrip Pro rig. It looks like there is a slight camera bump increase compared to iPhone 12 and 12 mini, and obviously, the camera layout also changed, however, it should fit perfectly into the Breatgrip Pro rig. Most likely, the lens mount we designed for iPhone 12 Pro Max (which we include with every Beastgrip Pro unit since Feb 23, 2021) will be the optimal configuration to ensure the best possible lens mount alignment and performance with external lenses.

The iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max have even larger camera bumps, so there is a question of how they will affect the alignment with the lens mount and performance with external lenses. We can tell for sure, that both phones will fit into the Beastgrip Pro rig and the same lens mount we designed for iPhone 12 Pro Max will be the best possible configuration, however, we have to test them first to give a final conclusion.

In both cases, we will know everything after we test all new iPhone models, then we will post another update. And we already have a few ideas on how to accommodate larger camera bumps on iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max if it will be necessary, so please stay tuned!

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Since every Beastcage for iPhone is designed for a specific model to ensure a perfect fit, we will be releasing new Beastcages for iPhones 13 Series.

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Both Beastclamp and Beastclamp Rig will work with the new iPhones 13 Series.

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DOF MK2 Adapter

Last year, the larger camera sensor and new optics on iPhone 12 Pro Max introduced some issues in performance with the DOF Mk2 adapter. The iPhone 12 Pro Max has a larger minimum focus distance compared to all other iPhone models, for this reason, it was not capable to focus properly on the focusing screen of the DOF MK2 adapter. We had to update the mechanical design of the DOF MK2 to ensure its compatibility with the iPhone 12 Pro Max, the updated version of the DOF Mk2 adapter went to the market on Feb 23, 2021. Since iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max have even larger camera sensors compared to iPhone 12 Pro Max it is questionable if this will affect the macro focusing capabilities the same way as on the previous iPhone 12 Pro Max. It’s impossible to tell till we will have all new iPhone models and test them with the DOF MK2. Please stay tuned!

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Beastcam App

Beastcam should mostly work with the new iPhone models, and we’ll be consistently pushing new updates to fix any potential edge cases that we find and support new camera capabilities.

We appreciate your patience and support since it will be a very busy period of the year designing new products and product updates! Our goal is to provide the best tools so you can take your #phoneography to the next level! Stay tuned!

Beastgrip Team.

September 14, 2021 — Vadym Chalenko