There are a few companies out there that have started making clip-on lens systems for the iPhone 4/4S and I’ve personally tried out a couple of the cheap (sub £10) options out there. To be honest, they weren’t much good, the worst one didn’t work at all really!
The folks over at eXpansys sent me over the Olloclip quick-connect to have a look at. The nice thing about the Olloclip solution is that it’s a full 3-in-1 lens system providing wide angle, fish eye and macro facilities within one neat package that simple slides on over the corner of the iPhone 4/4S. The soft plastic gives enough to ensure that there is no risk of scratching the phone whilst providing a reassuringly tight fit.
This system may not be the cheapest but it works really well and the lens optics are excellent.
Compatible with the iPhone 4 and 4S, the Olloclip is an attachable, high quality 3-in-1 lens for your iPhones camera. Just slide it onto the corner of your iPhone with your choice of lens and you’re ready to start snapping better quality images.
It features a macro, fish eye and wide angle lens that create sometimes stunning and sometimes hilarious pictures. The wide angle lens broadens your iPhones frustratingly narrow view (expands native viewing angle by 2x). The macro lens (focal distance of 13mm/.5″ providing 10x macro shots) will capture tiny details up close. For the sk8rs and hipsters, the fish eye lens gives a 180 degree view which offers a quirky perspective of your subject.
The Olloclip is indifferent to shooting video or using apps (Face Time, Instagram, Hipstamatic), is smaller than a car key and is made from light-weight aircraft grade aluminium so it won’t weigh down your pocket. It comes with a nifty carry case that doubles as a cleaning cloth, making it a great gift or toy for anyone.
Check out the quick video below.
Olloclip Lens sysmtem for iPhone 4/4s
Posted by: Matt