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olloclip September 11, 2013

Posted by nicholas gill in iphone, olloclip, photography, product review.
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I was fortunate to receive an Olloclip to try out over the Summer. Olloclip clips onto your iPhone and allows you to take photos with fish-eye, wide-angle and macro lenses.  The actual product is small and comes with it’s own carry bag which also doubles as a lens cleaning cloth. You also get a new protective case for your phone which has a simple flip-top to enable quick fitting of the Olloclip. It’s really quick to fit and use. Changing from the wide-angle to macro requires unscrewing one to reveal the other but even that’s pretty easy.  Taking the photos is as simple as it is taking it with an iPhone normally too. The product gathers a bit of attention when you use it too so you end up having to explain and demo it to people. It’s quite hard to see the wide-angle results on the iPhone though. The macro lens was good and the fish-eye too.

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I did find it a pain to try and remember the kit and then to get it out and take shots with it. It’s not for spur of the moment photos but makes a nice addition to your phone if you want some photos out of the ordinary. Here’s a selection of shots I took.

Top: macro lens, daughter’s hair, filtered in Instagram.

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Above: Dam Square, Amsterdam, wide-angle lens.

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Above: Dam Square, Amsterdam, fish-eye lens.

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Above: Amsterdam Sloterdijk train station. View from client office window. Wide-angle lens.

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Above: the team ready for the meeting at client offices, Amsterdam Sloterdijk. Fish-eye lens.

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Above: top of a beer glass, Amsterdam. Macro-lens.

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Above: red rose, macro lens.

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Above: white rose, macro lens

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Above: the duck pond at Beaulieu, Hampshire. Wide-angle lens.

Thanks to Emil for sharing. I have not been paid for this post.

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