Author: Bob Buskirk
A couple of years ago when I would go somewhere I would carry 2 things with me, my phone and my digital camera. Nowadays it is just my iPhone 4. The camera is good enough where I can take great photos and since it is on my phone I can instantly share the photo to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. What if you could add a lenses to your iPhone camera for different effects? Well you can and today we are taking a look at a cool little product called the olloclip that is a fisheye, wide-angle and macro lens all in one that is made specifically for your iPhone 4. Read on as we check it out.
Special thanks to olloclip for providing us with the sample to review
Upon finding out about the olloclip I discovered it was actually a Kickstarter project. Here is a little bit of information about Kickstarter from their website.
“Kickstarter is the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects. Every week, tens of thousands of amazing people pledge millions of dollars to projects from the worlds of music, film, art, technology, design, food, publishing and other creative fields.
A new form of commerce and patronage. This is not about investment or lending. Project creators keep 100% ownership and control over their work. Instead, they offer products and experiences that are unique to each project.
All or nothing funding. On Kickstarter, a project must reach its funding goal before time runs out or no money changes hands. Why? It protects everyone involved. Creators aren’t expected to develop their project without necessary funds, and it allows anyone to test concepts without risk.
Each and every project is the independent creation of someone like you. Projects are big and small, serious and whimsical, traditional and experimental. They’re inspiring, entertaining and unbelievably diverse. We hope you agree… Welcome to Kickstarter!”
The olloclip comes in a nice retail package. The front is open so you can get a good look at the lens and it lets us know it includes a fisheye, macro and wide-angle lens. The back of the package shows you some examples of photos taken with the different lenses and an overview of what is inside, which is the 3-in-1 lens, lens caps for both ends and a carrying pouch that doubles and a cleaning cloth.
The olloclip is a very small device. You can check out the photo below of it next to a flash drive. The small size makes it very easy to carry with you.
Looking over the olloclip it has a very solid design and is well made. On one side you have the fisheye lens and on the other you have the wide-angle. If you twist the wide-angle off you can use the macro lens.