“World’s lightest Super Telephoto Camera” launches with massive 2000mm interchangeable lens

Excope DT1
Excope DT1 Lens 400 Kit (Image credit: Beaverlab)

We’ve seen clip-on supertelephoto lenses for smartphones before, but the Beaverlab Excope DT1 is different. It’s actually an interchangeable telephoto lens which incorporates its own 48MP image sensor is operated wirelessly by your smartphone and a free app. It has just launched its crowd-funding Kickstarter campaign.

The Excope DT1 consists of the DT1 main unit, which includes the sensor and electronics, and one of two different lenses. These do use a proprietary mount, however, so you can't use your own lenses on this camera.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at fotovolo.com but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at lifeafterphotoshop.com