At the consumer electronics showcase in June, olloclip unveiled a new telephoto lens accessory designed to complement its existing three-in-one iPhone lens solution.
The telephoto lens, which comes equipped with a circular polarizing filter, is constructed of glass and doubles the magnification of the iPhone lens. Like the company's other lenses, the telephoto lens snaps onto the iPhone 5 or the iPhone 4/4S. The accompanying polarizing filter can also be used with olloclip's existing lenses but cannot be purchased separately.
DP Review has posted a photo with the lens, showing the magnification in action:
The upcoming telephoto lens will be released in July and will retail for approximately $100. olloclip's existing lenses (including fisheye, wide-angle, and macro) can be purchased for $69.99.
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But seriously, I'll bet they will be packing these.
I haven't used the telephoto, but with the three-in-one kit the lenses don't cause any problems with picture quality. In fact, the macro lens churns out really impressive photos and the fisheye does too, but that has intended distortion.
I'm guessing that the telephoto lens will capture some impressive images since it also comes with the polarizing filter to cut down on glare/reflections and capture better sky pictures. Is it worth $99? I guess that would depend on your interest in iPhone photography.
Why would I buy this 2x Telephoto lens from Olloclip for $100 when PhotoJoJo.com (http://photojojo.com/store/awesomeness/cell-phone-lenses/) offers virtually the same thing for only $20?! :confused:
As much as I do like using the original Olloclip I'll pass on this particular product from them. Now, if they decide to introduce a worthwhile 3x telephoto down the road, maybe I'd reconsider.
If you're going to carry something extra, just make it an actual camera that can take GOOD pictures (especially indoors, low light, at night).
iPhones are OK cameras, mostly because you always have it with you, but to remember to take this lens along... just go for the real camera. I almost always carry a small snapshot camera with me, using my iPhone camera for quick facebook updates, and the snapshot for pictures I can keep. Comparing the two is a world of difference.