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OlloClip is a Professional Camera Lens For Your Smartphone

OlloClip is a Professional Camera Lens For Your Smartphone

Most of us take photos with our smartphones, and if you’ve ever been on Instagram, it’s not hard to tell that some people take smartphone photos to an entirely new level. However, if you want to make that just a bit easier, the Olloclip is one way to up your photography game. What is Olloclip? It’s a clip on camera macro lens for your smartphone, primarily the iPhone. While not cheap, it does work, and work well, and we’re here to tell you why it’s awesome.

 

So What is The OlloClip?

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The Olloclip is literally a clip on camera lens for your iPhone. It features a variety of lenses including a 10x macro, a 15x macro, a wide angle lens, and a fisheye lens. These all fit into a single apparatus, which fits over the camera on your existing phone via a clip. Because it is a clip, you should consider using it with a case and a screen protector to ensure that you do not scratch your iPhone or its screen, as any sort of clipping device will apply pressure to the device under it. When you take a photo using the OlloClip, it works through the lens, allowing you to zoom for macro photos, take wide angle photos without distortion on the edges, or very close macro photos.

What’s In the Box?

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When you buy the OlloClip 5 In One Lens, you get a single piece lens, which you fit over the top of your iPhone, over the camera plus four screw on lens pendants. Again, if you do not have a case, the lens will scratch the phone. When you screw off the wide angle lens, you can choose to screw on a 10x macro, 15x macro, or wide angle lens. Because the lenses are all screw on, it’s also possible that OlloClip will eventually release additional lenses to be purchased separately.

Is It Worth the Money?

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If you’re looking to take Instagram selfies and pictures of people, then the OlloClip won’t offer you much in the way of value. However, if you prefer taking photos of buildings, bridges, and cities, the wide angle lens is extremely useful. If you love macro photography, have a budding interest in flowers, insects, arachnids, or some other minute object, then the macro lenses will come in very handy as well. The 10x and 15x macro lenses actually work extremely well, which makes the lens extremely useful in a variety of fields involving insects, flowers, mushrooms, and similar, as well as for hobbyists and photographers who like taking photos of these things. However, the macro lenses do not have adjustments for shaking hands, so you may want to consider a tripod for your iPhone (we recommend the Joby GorillaPod). At a minimum of $70 and a maximum of $120, the Olloclip also offers a lot of bang for your buck in that you get multi-functional lenses that work with your existing camera, and it works on both the front and back cameras. However, it’s very clearly not for everyone.

The newest version of the OlloClip also has a couple of flaws, like a curved clip surface, which makes it more difficult to clip onto an iPhone 6+, but still works well with the iPhone 6. However, as a highly adjustable, lightweight camera lens for your iPhone, it’s virtually unique, and useful in dozens of applications, ranging from hobby to professional.