I think I may have found my favourite new gadget. Introducing the OlloClip 3-In-1 Camera Lens for the iPhone 5C…
I’ve been using the fun little Olloclip for over a month now and I love it more and more with each use so I thought I would share some of my thoughts with you.
The OlloClip iPhone 5C 3-In-1 Camera Lens has three different uses; Fisheye, Wide-angle and Macro. It comes with a small microfiber carrying pouch which also makes a good lens cleaner as it’s so soft and doesn’t scratch at all.
One really nice thing about this lens is that you can get it in matching colours for your iPhone.
I think the price is great, it’s $59.99 from the Olloclip website.
Design of the Olloclip
The Olloclip is really well built, It’s sturdy and fits onto the phone perfect (so you don’t need to worry about it falling off too easily). The Olloclip uses precision ground glass multi-element optics for the lenses. The barrels are made from aircraft grade aluminium using a CNC machine and then anodized.
Ease of Use
The OlloClip iPhone 5C 3-In-1 Camera Lens is super easy to use. All you need to do is pop it onto the corner of your phone over the camera, pop off the lens cover and shoot away.
As with all lenses, the three you get in the Olloclip all have different quality so here is a little about each one.
Fisheye: with this lens you get an almost 180 Degree field of view. Photos do tend to blur out a fair amount at the edges but I quite like how it looks. The centre of the photo is always extremely sharp.
Wide-angle: as in the name, this lens really does give you an amazing wide-angle view. I’d say you get almost double the normal field of view which is pretty awesome when you think about it.
Macro: I’m most impressed with this lens, Who ever thought we’d be able to take superbly sharp, clear and detailed macro photos with our phones? The macro lens gives you 10 times the magnification of your iPhone’s lens which makes me ever so happy as I love Macro photography. I would be more than happy to buy the Olloclip for this lens alone.
Overall I really like this little gadget. As a photographer I love taking photos whether it is on my camera or my phone. I think it’s great to have something that can give you some more varied and interesting photo styles from your phone.
I do wish it would fit over a phone case but it’s not something that would stop me from buying it.
Now just take a look for yourselves…