Olloclip Releases New 3-in-1 Macro Photo Lens for iPhone 5s and iPhone 5

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Olloclip has released a new 3-in-1 quick-connect macro photo lens for the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5, giving users the ability to shoot subjects up close with 7x, 14x, and 21x macro modes. The lens itself is designed from an anodized aluminum material that houses the coated, multi-element optics, and attaches to a device through a soft plastic material. olloclip_macro_1

Here are 3 quick-change lenses of superior quality, designed for taking sharper close-up shots with the iPhone. The Macro 3-IN-1 is engineered to deliver more edge-to-edge clarity, greater depth of field, nicely diffused light on the image, and less pincushion distortion.

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The lens also works with all photography apps, including the official Olloclip app [Direct Link] in both photo and video mode, and follows the release of a new Olloclip 4-in-1 quick connect photo lens this past October. The Olloclip 3-in-1 macro lens is compatible with the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s and is now on sale for $69.99 through Olloclip's official website.

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87 months ago



I had the original Olloclip and it was great. I've attached macro images from the new 4in1 Olloclip and the 5s which I'm very happy with.

This specialized macro clip may be good for my stocking! :)

Good product IMO.
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87 months ago
These should be designed to work on a bare phone and with an Apple iPhone case at minimum. I understand it can't work with just any case, but at least the one Apple provides would meet the needs of many people right there. I didn't like using this on my 4S with a naked phone so I quickly returned it.

The other downside is this becomes obsolete quickly. The lens should be universal. Just buy an adapter that fits with your current model phone. I wouldn't mind paying $10 for each new hardware change. But to spend 70 bucks every 2 years is a lot.
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87 months ago

Why buy a new adapter each year... All apple has to do is make a magnetic ring around the lens and allow attachments to magnetically stick to them, wouldn't matter which model iphone you had then.


Because the mag ring would attract metal particles.
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87 months ago

The past thing I'm thinking about when taking any photo with my phone is lugging around strobes or other lighting.


Fair point. I've managed to take some pretty decent macro shots with my 4S without any extra equipment or apps:
http://www.majhost.com/gallery/mrgraff/misc/fly.jpg

I probably won't buy the Olloclip or even use my phone for macros anyway. I think that blocking the flash makes this particular accessory a bad idea.
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87 months ago
Interesting. I wasn't expecting this. Olloclip just released a new 4 in 1 lens kit and I assumed this article was referring to it and made the mistake of saying 3 in 1 instead of 4 in 1. When I had the 3 in 1 lens kit for my iPhone 4/4S, the Macro was the most used lens. These lenses are fun to use, unfortunately they only work on a bare iPhone (unless you use their expensive case). Thankfully that isn't an issue with my SPIGEN case which is easy to remove. With iPhone model designs historically changing every 2 years you have to consider the fact that this will probably not work on the next iPhone. I ended up selling my 4/4S Olloclip on eBay after I upgraded to an iPhone 5s.
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