What we love…

easy to use and take pictures on the fly without having to carry a big digital camera, takes great photos

What we’d love to see…

a case which integrates with the lens as you have to remove your case in order to use it (this is in the works!)

Summary

Easy to use, takes great photos and eliminates the need to take your digital camera for casual photos

Our Rating

recommended-by-the-imums

 

 

Do you love taking photos with your iPhone but find it difficult to get the perfect shot?  I love taking photos of a variety of things including flowers, nature, and of course my son!  I recently had a chance to review the OlloClip which making taking pictures on the fly very easy as you just slip on a lens and you can take snapshots very easily and eliminate the need to carry a digital camera as well as your iPhone.  olloclip is a quick-connect lens solution for the iPhone 4/4s and now the iPhone 5 that includes a fisheye, wide-angle and macro lens which all fit in your pocket in a nicely included pouch.  It is important to note that although the kit appears to only contain two lenses, if you unscrew the wide-angle lens you will find the hidden macro lens.  Once you have the lens, you just slide it on to your phone – and it’s quite snug and start taking photos!  The mount is made of plastic and slides easily on and off your iPhone without worrying about damaging it.  It was designed in California with a focus on simplicity, ease of use, function and quality.

The lenses include a fisheye which creates a 180 degree field of view which is double the normal view.  The macro lens will allow you to “zoom” in up to 10X normal without making the shot blurry

This is an easy to use solution which means you don’t have to lug your digital camera or any other camera accessories with you when you are out and about.  You can simply slip the lenses into your pocket and affix them for the perfect photo moments!  I loved that the carrying pouch also doubled as a cleaning cloth since when I was putting the lens on and off I put my fingers on it a few times by mistake.

In terms of enhancements – and this is one already in the works, I would love to see a case that integrates with the lens.  I’m a busy mom and I really don’t like having to strip the case off my iPhone in order to take photos.  To be fair, I did “fix” one of my cases so I can slip the lens on and off easily, but when the lens is not on there it makes the phone vulnerable in that spot.   You can still slip your phone in your pocket or purse, but have to be aware that the lens does protrude outward beyond the phone.

Easy to use solution which means you don’t have to lug your digital camera everywhere you go.  Makes getting the “perfect” shot much easier with a variety of lenses.  The perfect gift for any photographer in your family!

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