olloclip 4-in-1 lens review (iphone5)
Wanna be wow-ed? Check out these images.
|olloclip lens review|
Seriously, it is the most amazing iPhone accessory I have ever tried.
Priced at roughly P3,000-P4,000, some may find it a bit exorbitant, even myself at first, but after trying it, I have to say, it greatly rationalizes its worth starting with its body which is made using aircraft grade aluminum. It looks and feels sturdy and expensive.
But really, it's most redeeming quality is its lens, 4 to be exact. We all know how pricey camera lenses can get. Being able to purchase 4 at way less than the price of one (even if its just for an iPhone) is already a bargain for me because all 4 perform extremely well.
The OlloClip 4-in-1 Kit Comes With:
- a microfibre carry case that doubles as a lens cleaner
- 2 lens caps
- an adaptor for the iTouch 5th gen (There's a different-sized OlloClip for the iPhone 4 and 4s)
- fisheye, wide-angle and 2 macro lenses x10, x15
To attach, just slip on over the camera of your iPhone. Don't worry, it's snug and stays put even if you swing it around or put it in your bag.
|olloclip 4-in-1 lens review|
If you're planning to purchase one for yourself, I highly suggest getting the option that is packaged with the case. If you already have the kit, likewise, I suggest getting the special OlloClip case if you want to be able to get the most out of your new lens.
Using my iPhone without a case is a definite no-no for a klutz like me which means I have to take off my case each time I want to use my lens. A process I find tedious at times but I still do it because the quality of the photos that the OlloClip 4-in-1 lens produces is incomparable to any other iPhone lens or app I've tried.
It is a must-have for all photography enthusiasts and a great thing to have during travels as well.
|olloclip sample photos|
To access the different lenses just flip for fisheye or wide-angle or unscrew the top lens (fisheye or wide-angle) for the 10x macro lens or the 15x macro lens on the other
Here are some sample shots I took using all 4 of the lenses:
|olloclip fisheye lens sample photo|
|olloclip fisheye lens|
The Fisheye makes for interesting looking photos while the Wide-Angle lens is great for capturing the landscape and other scenic views:
|olloclip iphone 5 photo|
|olloclip wide-angle lens sample photo|
The Macro lenses are AMAZING. I could not believe how excellent my photos came out! The OlloClip allows you to get extremely close to your subject, almost to the point of touching it already and yet no details are lost, almost like a junior microscope (awesome depth of field)! Curious kids (and adults) will love it. I am so into capturing National Geographic-ish photos now:
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|olloclip 10x macro lens sample photo|
|iphone5 macro lens sample photo|
This isn't my skin by the way, don't ask whose :P
|olloclip 15x macro lens sample photo|
See what I mean? No other attachable lens or app is capable of these. I've tried one of those cheaper lenses before and let me tell you, they are a waste of your money. A useless appendage that does nothing for your photos.
The OlloClip on the other hand delivers true to its promise.
If you're thinking of getting one, don't hesitate. I highly, highly, highly recommend it.
OlloClip is available for the iPhone 5/5s, 4/4s, iTouch and iPad.
for more info, visit: www.olloclip.com
OlloClip is distributed in the Philippines by Digits Tradings Trading and is available at Digital Walker and Beyond The Box boutiques.