Supercharge Your iPhone Camera With Olloclip – Cool Smart Phone Gadget
If you’re looking for a way to improve the iPhone camera and supercharge its capabilities, look no further than Olloclip. As a Kickstarter funded project, Olloclip has come to be recognised as an amazingly useful and innovative phone camera gadget enabling you to take better photos with your iPhone. Their 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 clip-on lenses are perfect for taking iPhone photography to the next level, and prove that you don’t need an expensive SLR to take great macro, wide angle or telephoto shots.
After originally launching their 3-in-1 lens which clips onto the iPhone to combine a Fisheye, Wide-Angle and Macro lens, Olloclip have expanded to offer dedicated lenses such as Telephoto + CPL, Macro and ‘#Selfie‘ available for most iPhone models, plus a lens made exclusively for iPad. Here we take a look at their best-selling clip lenses to find out what makes them so popular.
Olloclip Original 3-in-1 Lens for iPhone 4/4s and iPhone 5/5s
Their original lens is still one of their most popular gadgets for the iPhone camera and comes in at the cheapest at £39.99. While this may not seem like a bargain for a phone camera lens, the quality and innovation speaks for itself. Featuring an easy to use clip-on design that attaches to the phone in seconds, a small pocket friendly size and a wide angle, fish eye and macro lens, this little appliance is guaranteed to give excellent results from a camera that could do with a bit of a boost.
The Olloclip Original is made from aircraft grade aluminium, making it strong but lightweight at 0.6 ounces, and the ground coated glass optics mean photos are always sharp. There is a choice of two colours and the 3-in-1 lens is perfect for your first foray into external iPhone camera lenses.
Olloclip 4-in-1 Lens for iPhone 6/6 Plus
As Olloclip’s newest and most advanced offering, the 4-in-1 lens is also available for the iPhone 4/4s and 5/5s but has been completely redesigned for the iPhone 6 and 6 plus. The gadget works on both rear and front cameras with a patented design and features three wearable ‘pendants’ to ensure the Olloclip is always to hand. The advanced optic lenses provided with this model include Fisheye, Wide-Angle, 10x Macro and 15x Macro which ensure versatility and mean you can take brilliant shots with your iPhone in a flash no matter the circumstances.
The iPhone 6 front-facing camera in particular is a step up from previous iPhones and so supercharging the camera with the Olloclip means that selfies and self-shot videos will be of amazing quality. At £69.99, the 4-in-1 lens is a bit of an investment, but this is one of the best gadgets for the iPhone 6 camera which will improve your iPhone photography no-end.
Olloclip Macro 3-in-1 lens for iPhone 5/5s and iPhone 6/6s
One of Olloclip’s most exciting lenses is the Macro 3-in1 which boasts incredible clarity close up and sharp clean shots that will rival compact and even more advanced cameras. This camera gadget enables you to take better close-up photos on the iPhone with three easily changeable lenses in 7x, 14x and 21x magnifications that feature advanced glass and optics.
This design slides on and off the camera in a flash needed no extra parts, plus a patented InstaFocus hood enables you to collect and diffuse light to help with sharp focusing and fine tuning. This Olloclip lens costs £59.99, but this is a small price to pay to take great iPhone macro shots and proves you don’t need a fancy SLR with expensive lenses.
Olloclip Telephoto + CPL for iPhone 4/4s, iPhone 5/5s and iPhone 6/6s
The Olloclip Telephoto + CPL lenses come in at £89.99 but don’t let the price put you off, if you want to take great long distance shots with your iPhone then this is the lens for you. As well as offering 2x magnification to bring you closer to your subject in order to take clearer far away shots, the removable Circular Polarising Lens reduces glare to enhance colours and make them more vibrant and realistic.
If you’re often zooming in while taking a photo and finding the image to be blurry or grainy, then this lens will help immeasurably with iPhone telephoto photography as you can get the zoom you hope for without any loss of picture quality. This supercharged telephoto lens also works in panorama mode, and the CPL includes adapters to fit other lenses from the range so you capture the brilliant realistic colours.