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iPad Holders For Reading In Bed - Ipad Bed Stands, Mounts and Trays

Updated on July 7, 2014

Find An Ipad Stand That's Good In Bed....

Yes that's right, not only is this the most awesome gadget ever but now we learn it's great in bed too!

OK, so innuendo aside, many of us like nothing more than lazing around in our beds and portable gadgets like the iPad and other tablet computers just make this all the more easier. Now we don't have to get up to check facebook, or read email, mess around with YouTube or play video games, oh no, no we can do it from the comfort of our own bed.

It's dream come true! Now, the true lazy bums amongst us will be wondering at how they can make using an iPad from bed even more easy and well, here you go fellow lazies, here are some iPad bed stands so you don't even have to hold it either! Thank me later...

Watch An iPad In Bed With This Lap Stand

Prop 'n Go - Hybrid Lap Desk for iPad, iPad mini, Surface, Nexus 7 and eReaders with Adjustable Angle Control and Storage Pocket
Prop 'n Go - Hybrid Lap Desk for iPad, iPad mini, Surface, Nexus 7 and eReaders with Adjustable Angle Control and Storage Pocket

iPad bed stands come in a variety of forms but personally, I like this one. The pillow bottom means its not just suited for use as a reading stand for ipad in bed but is also perfect for use as a lap stand for all kinds of seated situations. Use it on your lap whilst seated around your house, or take it out in the sun as a support stand while you soak up the rays and play Angry Birds. It's perfect for plane trips, trains, car journeys and anywhere else you might want to use your tablet or ereader.

The main problem with most Apple ipad stands for reading in bed is that they are not designed to be placed on such an unstable surface. Most of these are designed for a flat surface like a table or a desk and have a hard flat bottom or support legs which do not perform well on an uneven and pillowy duvet or blanket surface. The Prop n Go lap stand has a cushioned bottom which molds to more uneven and cushioned surfaces like your lap or the bedcovers you are lazing around under so for using an iPad from bed, this is the perfect choice.

The adjustable caddy can be moved to prop up and position an iPad at the best viewing angle so you do not have to sacrifice comfort or deal with screen glare to go hands free. The iPad mount will prop up an iPad in portait or landscape mode with ease too so you can enjoy your device in whichever way you choose.

 

An iPad Bedframe Mount Clamps Directly To The Bed

ChargerCity Apple ipad Mini/ ipad 2 / ipad 3 / ipad 4 / ipad Air Nexus 7 10 Aluminum Bed Frame Clamp Lock Mount with 22 inch Easy-Adjustable Gooseneck Arm.
ChargerCity Apple ipad Mini/ ipad 2 / ipad 3 / ipad 4 / ipad Air Nexus 7 10 Aluminum Bed Frame Clamp Lock Mount with 22 inch Easy-Adjustable Gooseneck Arm.

If you are worried about dozing off and dropping your iPad onto the floor than a bed mount for iPad could be just what you are looking for. One of these will clamp securely onto the headboard or to the frame of your bed to hold it safely and firmly in position so you can read or watch movies completely hands free. This one will also mount an iPad to a desk, table, kitchen counter top, workbench or to any other similar surface. it is compatible for use as a bedframe or headboard mount for iPad 2 or original model.

 

This Hybrid Book Holder and iPad Stand Is Best For All Over The House

LEVO Hands Free Book Stand for Hard Covers, Paperbacks, CookBooks, TextBooks, Magazines
LEVO Hands Free Book Stand for Hard Covers, Paperbacks, CookBooks, TextBooks, Magazines

This hand free portable book stand is ideal for reading or watching movies on a tablet computer whilst sitting, standing, laying down in bed or reclining in an armchair recliner. This is the go anywhere solution to you handsfree needs. The book or iPad stand mounts a tablet computer or novel on an adjustable mount which will extend over most furniture via repositioning the movable arm bracket. This makes it ideal for the bedroom as the adjustable iPad floor stand holder extends out over the bed so you don't have to worry about stability issues and can adjust it to suit your prefered viewing angle with ease. It's not just a great bedroom iPad stand however, and as mentioned before, is ideal for all over the house and will help reduce and prevent back,neck, arm, hand and shoulder pain caused by long periods of reading or tablet computer use. It is especially great for anyone who suffers from the symptoms from reading and who needs a hands free alternative to holding an iPad or reading book and frees you to return once more to your favorite hobby. Even people who have no medical need for such a device are amazed at how much more comfortable and less tiring it is to have something else hold the book or iPad for you. It's great for e-readers like the Amazon Kindle, Nook or Kobo too.

 

Get An iPad Pillow For Reading In Bed

This item comes in a wide variety of colors. Click through to see the options available.

Hog Wild Peeramid Bookrest, Sage Green
Hog Wild Peeramid Bookrest, Sage Green

Ok so it's not just a pillow for reading an iPad from bed but is also for books and ereader devices. I like to call the this the low-tech solution but hey, it works and it's cheaper than the other options. It's perfect as a book holder for using an iPad in bed and also for small books, kindle and nook readers. Larger, heavier textbooks are going to crush the pillow however as it is quite soft. Adjusting the viewing angle is more a case of crushing and squeezing the pillow into shape so you are a little limited there but it's a nice book holder which works great as an iPad stand for bed use too. When you are done with it, flip it over and it disguises itself nicely as a small throw pillow. Neat.

 

Why Get An iPad Holder For Reading in Bed and Watching Movies?

Can't I just hold it?!

Ok so it's not just lazy people like me who will benefit from a iPad bed holder but also anyone who suffers from neck injury, carpal tunnel or other joint and wrist disorders, or who in general finds it difficult to hold a book, ereader or iPad tablet computer for an extended period of time. Often, the act of reading puts you in a very awkward position which can become uncomfortable and if you want to recline back in bed or in an armchair recliner you have to hold the book or iPad at a funny elevated angle which gets tiring on your arms fast. An iPad bed holder makes it easier to get the viewing angle you want whilst at the same time allowing you to find a more comfortable posture to read, watch or play in.

A multipurpose tablet computer stand or book holder like the Lenovo iPad floor stand shown above is also perfect if you are unable to hold anything like this for too long for whatever reason. They are also perfect for those times when you need your hands free to do other things but are following the guide. I have used one of these in the past for following instructional videos for learning php programming. I used the stand to mount my iPad above my computer and watch the instruction video there whilst I follow along on my screen. It's like having dual monitors without the extra expense and saves on desk space.

For those of us who like to read in bed, or watch movies before going to sleep then the iPad is an all-in-one solution. You get access to the iPad's massive library of books, to downloadable and streaming movie content and also to all the other fun entertainment options this device has to offer. An iPad bedroom stand to prop up an iPad to read or watch in bed the ideal accessory or addon for any owner of this or any other tablet computer. The options really are limitless and lets be honest, what's the point of having mobile computer devices like this if you can't find new and innovative ways to enjoy them? Have fun!

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  • TreasuresBrenda profile image

    Treasures By Brenda 4 years ago from Canada

    Wow, who knew...but I should have. There's a gadget for everything.

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    tophatpro 4 years ago

    Wow great lens. Love these and now know what I've been missing. It's so annoying trying to use my iPad in bed but one of these look like it will do the job perfectly. Thanx for sharing these.

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    Auriel 4 years ago

    Great lens, hi-tech..

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    knitstricken 4 years ago

    What an interesting lens. I had no idea there were already so many ways to suspend an iPad! Wow. :o)

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    happymonkeyz 4 years ago

    wow makes you lazy..hehe

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    Toy-Tester 4 years ago

    nice gift idea for my wife... thanks for the great info and this lens

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    LiliLove 4 years ago

    These are great, thanks for sharing!

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    Helene-Malmsio 4 years ago

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    Happy Valentine Day!

    All the very best to you and your loved ones, from me and mine!

    Helene Malmsio aka. SCSS

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    Resident-Nerd 4 years ago

    I do not own one of these fancy solutions but being able to read, or browse or even squidoo while laying on the couch is really nice. I love my ipad and it makes a really nice business or pleasure tool in my toolkit.

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    Deborah Carr 4 years ago from Orange County, California

    These are great ideas! We can use our iPads anywhere!

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    webgal 4 years ago

    awesome ideas here!

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    anonymous 4 years ago

    So glad this is available I definitely need one, thanks

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    kcsantos 4 years ago

    Cool stuff! Thanks for sharing.

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    Jo-Jackson 4 years ago

    These are great!

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    Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

    DIdn't know these were available. I can see how they would come in handy.

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    mistaben 5 years ago

    Good idea Thanks.

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    kopox 5 years ago

    very useful tools, need it.

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    MakeHairBows 5 years ago

    I like the Bedframe Mount Clamps...

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    Little Linda Pinda 5 years ago from Florida

    So many new products.

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    Most_Unique 5 years ago

    Great lense . like!

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    DebMartin 5 years ago

    I could have used one of these today. Spent all day in bed because the power was out and bed was the warmest place in the house. Sigh.

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    norma-holt 5 years ago

    This is a lovely lens on this gadget and accessories. There are definitely people who would benefit from these devices. personally I am not yet an owner of an iPad but have been thinking about it. Blessed, hugs

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    Funkysi 5 years ago

    This is great, I really need something like this.

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    halloweenprops 5 years ago

    This is simply a must have!

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    cellphonezone lm 5 years ago

    These iPad holders are designed for lazy guys. LOL. Like your lens.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    As an interesting read, I recommend it to my lenses.

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    KayeSI 5 years ago

    Great news and tips for those wanting to use the iPad in bed but dealing with health issues. Thank you.

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    spencerharry80 lm 5 years ago

    I like to read books from iBooks and I like to read them lying in bed. I would love to read books while comfortably lying and not holding my iPad, so I think these iPad holders are really made for me.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    Interesting I was thinking of inventing something like this but I see its all been done! :(

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    SayGuddaycom 5 years ago

    These are a good idea.

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    cellphonezone lm 5 years ago

    So there is an iPad pillow, lol

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    Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

    Oh fun! This looks like a great add on for iPads!

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    HouseBuyersOfAmerica 5 years ago

    Excellent lens you shared...this kind of things are very useful for iPad...

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    gottaloveit2 5 years ago

    Wowee! I didn't have any idea either that these things existed but now I'm intrigued!

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    Sojourn 5 years ago

    Wow! I had no idea there were so many sophisticated holders for iPads. I need the one that stops it from flopping over on my face when I'm reading in bed. ;)

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    mueedahmad 5 years ago

    Excellent lens. :-) Thanks for sharing

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    I love the pillow. Blessed!

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    Ardyn25 5 years ago

    Great lens, I didn't know you could get such a thing.

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    nickybutler 5 years ago

    Great lens, thanks :)

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    Excellent lens and interesting iPad bed holder.

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    Onemargaret LM 5 years ago

    Real cool lens!

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    steph-naylor 5 years ago

    Super Lens! :)

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    If you really want a hands-free, not-on-lap, iPad holder for bedtime reading you should try the Padbow. It's cheap, ingenious and I love it.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    If you really want a hands-free, not-on-lap, iPad holder for bedtime reading you should try the Padbow. It's cheap, ingenious and I love it.

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    RetroMom 5 years ago

    Great lens. This will come in handy as I like to read in bed most of the time.

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    Kristen 5 years ago from Wisconsin

    I love the lap stand!

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    CableCrash 5 years ago

    Nice, but the price is perfect for an apple product. Would be useful, might get one. Must scour around first :D

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    sally-james-56232 5 years ago

    Wow, never knew these sort of gadgets were available. I love to read at night in bed on my iPad so this lens will be handy. Thank you

    Sally james

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    socialwicker 5 years ago

    Very helpful! Made sure to share the wealth

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    gypsyman27 lm 5 years ago

    This is a well written page about a useful item, well done. See you around the galaxy...

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    cmadden 5 years ago

    Sounds like a good way to prevent carpal tunnel syndrome!

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    sandi_x 5 years ago

    Very useful gadget

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    UKGhostwriter 5 years ago

    I want one!!

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    bilafond lm 5 years ago

    A good shopping lens

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    aardvarkapparel 5 years ago

    I could really use one of these!

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    bjesparza 5 years ago

    I probably need one of these. I love to use my iPad in bed! :)

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    Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

    This is such a useful gadget that now that I am an angel I came back to bless this lens.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    I bought this little gadget called padbow that suspends an ipad above your belly without touching your body. Is really neat and best of all: affordable. You can google it.

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    ottnepal 5 years ago

    i like it.... for more...

    you are mostly welcome to Nepal. Nepal is not only for climbing mountain. Nepal is a country which is naturally decorated. are lots of places for visiting. Nepal is birth place of Lord Buddha. You can visit Lumbini (birth place of Buddha) and can pray for peace in whole world.

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    Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

    Who knew they had all these choices for using your Ipad in bed. amazing

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    kimark421 5 years ago

    Great lens, cool Ipad stands. Thanks!

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    4williemae 5 years ago

    You just gave me lots of info. Just what I needed to understand the many gadgets we can use with an iPad. You are doing a great job. Thank you

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    I'm leaning towards a ipevo cushi or wedgestand. I have a smart case but it doesn't work well in bed. Don't know if I want a big stand lurking around the room. Good article though with some good choices.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    The pillows look like just the right thing to have for an ipad, can get comfortable one of them.

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    Aquavel 5 years ago

    These look awesome! Just what I need! You'll have me spending more on a pillow for my iPad than for my head. LOL All kidding aside, I do love to use the iPad while lying on bed or on the couch and that iPad pillow looks like a great accessory!

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    PennyHowe 5 years ago

    Very interesting read. Thanks.

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    jolou 5 years ago

    I don't have an iPad yet, but one of these holders would be a great accessory to have.

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    CharleneDavies 5 years ago

    Sure I could do with one of these!

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    sousababy 5 years ago

    Definitely need one!

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    queenofduvetcover 5 years ago

    Very cool lens. =)

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    spartakct 5 years ago

    cool lens!!

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    Elyn MacInnis 5 years ago from Shanghai, China

    It is easy to get a crooked neck using an ipad in bed if you don't pay attention and move a lot. Thanks for this!

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    jaxaza 5 years ago

    nice lens

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    blazingzone lm 5 years ago

    This is cool. But it will Make me more lazy zzzZZZ. Great lens

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    teristazko 5 years ago

    Great idea...Love your lens.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    Great ideas--I love reading and watching stuff in bed, but it gets so uncomfortable! I'll have to try one of these options.

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    Clairissa 5 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

    Great info, I never knew there were so many options. I would like to know how to create a lens on my ipad. I cannot type on that screen, I find it so awkward. I primarily use it for reading and surfing and some game playing and I use my ipad in bed. :) So I will have to check out one of those lap models.

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    goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

    thank you for sharing this lens and blessings for the excellent idea. i watch tv in bed and do my work at the same time, multi-tasking is the name of the game.

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    jimmyworldstar 5 years ago

    Looking at the ones that hang over you like a TV I'm surprised people wouldn't opt more for one that rests on their lap instead.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    Cool idea an iPad in a holder in bed.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    very cool lens

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    escapehatch911 5 years ago

    This solves a big problem in my household. Thanks for the lens.

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    Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

    I can imagine that this will be a really popular lens with iPad users.

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    vincente lm 5 years ago

    Ha! Love that lens! I don't have an iPad but a tablet! Loving it!

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    Hmm Netbooks screen is already held at perfect viewing angle for bed for movies. Top reason I've not switched to a tablet.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    There are a lot of good ones you are missing.....

    Thai pad.. wedgestand.. epillow...wedgepad... A bunch of options.

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    Samrsmiley 6 years ago

    The pillow is great!

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    Renaissance Woman 6 years ago from Colorado

    I could really use one of these. Thanks!

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    Really nice lens! Blessed by a squidoo angel-have a great day!