Olloclip lens

85
Global
Score
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Olloclip three-in-one lens for iPhone 4 review

Summary

Pros
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Incredible macro performance
  • Captures sharp, vibrant images
Cons
  • Pricey for an iPhone accessory
  • Compatibility limited to iPhone 4
  • Significant barrel distortion with wide-angle lens
Olloclip three-in-one lens for iPhone 4 review

The age of lugging around a pricey DSLR kit just to capture casual fisheye, wide-angle and macro photos may be nearing its end -- for some of us, at least. Designed by a startup duo in California, the Olloclip was the first project featured in our Insert Coin series, and we were thrilled to learn not only that it was successfully funded, but that the device is ready to ship to both early supporters and new customers just two months later. The accessory brings the functionality of all three lenses to the iPhone 4, and it does so well enough to warrant leaving your pro kit at home on occasion -- assuming, of course, that your photographs aren't responsible for putting food on the table.

While a bargain compared to its professional equivalents, $70 is a lot to spend on any iPhone accessory, so the lens's price tag may not sit well with some users. Also, design limitations mean you won't be able to use the lens with other devices, and there's no way to guarantee compatibility with future iPhones as well. Nonetheless, we had a blast shooting with the Olloclip, and we think you will too. Head past the break to find out why.

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Breakdown

Sharpness
8.0
Durability
8.0
Size and weight
9.2
Build quality
8.0
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Specs

lens

Lens mount
Other
Lens design
Wide angle, Fisheye
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Specs

lens

Lens mount
Other
Lens design
Wide angle, Fisheye
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